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Senate votes against athletics

The UC Berkeley Academic Senate passed a non-binding resolution last night calling for an end to subsidies to intercollegiate athletics at the university. The vote was 91-68 in favor of an immediate end to subsidies, but chancellor Robert Birgeneau said existing contracts meant that a quick end to subsidies would not be possible. We covered […]

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Chu returns to Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab – Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer Steve Chu, energy secretary in the Obama administration, returned to Berkeley today to speak to his former colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL). If you’re reading Berkeleyside before the 10:30 finish to Chu’s presentation, you can watch a live webcast. Chu won the Nobel prize […]

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Yudof on furloughs

University of California president Mark Yudof met on Wednesday with the faculty of UCLA to explain his furlough policy, among other things. As part of the university system’s budget cuts, faculty and staff are required to take between 10 and 26 days off without pay over the next year. The original plan was to allow […]