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Op-ed: stop UC from eliminating award-winning medical program that creates life-changing physicians

Proposed budget cuts are threatening UC Berkeley’s award-winning medical program, which partners with UCSF to create life-changing physicians. In a fight to keep the program alive, students, staff and alumni are taking action. Since 1971, the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) has been producing innovative physician leaders. Students spend the first part of the […]

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Op-ed: UC should re-invest its fossil-fuel portfolio in renewable energy

As a Cal alumna, I’ve been rooting for my alma mater to be among the first universities to divest from fossil fuels. Alas, Stanford, SF State and Peralta, along with dozens of other universities, religious institutions and cities, including Berkeley, San Francisco, Richmond and Oakland, have already shown us up, divesting billions from the oil, […]

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Students march through Berkeley to protest tuition hikes

A group around 200-strong took the protest over UC tuition increases to the streets Monday. Photo: Siciliana Trevino Several hundred UC Berkeley students staged a walkout Monday, Nov. 24, to protest proposed tuition increases across the UC system. As part of the walkout, a group around 200-strong took the protest to the streets of downtown Berkeley, starting at […]

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Cal Chancellor calls on Silicon Valley to help with funding

Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (center) flanked by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande (right), and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer (left), as well as Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Claire Holmes, at a press conference today on campus UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said it’s time for corporate California to step […]

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‘Guerrilla’ Shakespeare in John Hinkel Park

Puck in the “guerrilla” A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Puck in the “guerrilla” A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A group of UCLA acting students, who have been living communally in Berkeley for the summer, will stage a “guerrilla” performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this weekend at the amphitheater in John Hinkel Park. The group of […]