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UC Berkeley journalism school’s $7,500 a year supplemental fee is approved by Board of Regents

Edward Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, says asking students to pay a $7,500/year supplemental fee is “an unavoidable step toward ensuring the School’s financial future. He proposed a $10,250 fee in September, but a faculty vote cut that to $7,500. From: Edward Wasserman Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM … Read More

California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

Sleep Deprivation & Your Brain

Via Mic:    click for ginormous graphic   Source & resources: The Journal of Neuroscience, International Scholarly Research Notes, Experimental Brain Research, Psychological Bulletin, UC Berkeley Walker Sleep Lab, PNAS, International...Show More Summary

Protesters plan rally Monday at UC Berkeley, walkouts at other campuses

Students protesting threatened tuition hikes in the University of California system are planning "walkouts" at multiple campuses for noon on Monday, organizers said.

Student sit-in continues at UC Berkeley over tuition hikes

A student sit-in protesting tuition hikes at the University of California continued at UC Berekley's Wheeler Hall for the third day Saturday, while others planned to make a peaceful presence felt at the football game between Cal and Stanford.

Student sit-in continues at UC Berkeley over tuition hikes

A student sit-in protesting tuition hikes at the University of California continued at UC Berekley's Wheeler Hall for the third day Saturday, while others planned to make a peaceful presence felt at the football game between Cal and Stanford.

UC Berkeley students stage sleep-in over tuition hike; regents vote today

UC Berkeley students staged a sit-in overnight to protest a proposed tuition hike of up to 5% a year over the next five years. The controversial increase got the approval of a key UC committee on Wednesday and is expected to be approved today by the full board of regents.

What is truly offensive at UC Berkeley?

This video speaks for itself and it speaks volumes about the mindset of people who attend and work at UC Berkeley.

AM Linkage: Berkeley's Hex Signs; Feting Ted Gullicksen; 'Treemageddon'

Construction on the Castro's Jane Warner Plaza. Photo via Sergio Ruiz. · UC to make the office deal of the year in Oakland · Celebration of Ted Gullicksen on Sunday · Tree activists warn of "Treemageddon" · The hex signs...

Intertemporal Corruption

(November 19, 2014 12:04 AM, by Bryan Caplan) When I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley, there was an informal norm about professors dating their students: Just wait until after the final exam. Professors dating their current students? A recipe for corruption. Professors dating their recent students? Only... (4 COMMENTS)

The Fed Won: America's 0.1% Are Now Wealthier Than The Bottom 90%

Game over, man: the Fed won. As the Economist reports, according to a new paper by authors at liberal bastion UC Berkeley and the LSE, US inequality in wealth is approaching record levels (actually it already surpassed it as reported long ago). Show More Summary

Does corporate ownership lead to media bias? At least not in movie reviews, this study says

Interesting new study (PDF) from Stefano DellaVigna of UC Berkeley and Johannes Hermle of the University of Bonn. From the abstract (emphasis mine): Media outlets are increasingly owned by conglomerates, inducing a conflict of interest: a media outlet can bias its coverage to benefit companies in the same group. We test for bias by examining...

Man found dead at UC Berkeley frat house; police investigating

Police are investigating the death of a man inside a UC Berkeley fraternity house Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Man found dead at UC Berkeley frat house; police investigating

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Police are investigating the death of a man inside a UC Berkeley fraternity house Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Tragedy as Student Dies at Frat House Near UC Berkeley

A 20-year-old college student identified as Vaibhev Loomba was found dead at a Zeta Psi frat house near the campus of UC Berkeley. While no cause of death has been announced, witnesses say he was found face down in vomit. … More » The post Tragedy as Student Dies at Frat House Near UC Berkeley appeared first on EveryJoe.

A Reading List

I thought I’d assemble a reading list of blog posts and other stuff I’ve written or said recently, for Andreas Weigend‘s Social Data Revolution class at the UC Berkeley School of Information, in which I participated a few days ago. So here goes. All this is stuff published roughly since The Intention Economy came out: From this blog — Time for […]

Could doctors use robots to treat Ebola patients?

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Researchers at UC Berkeley are exploring how robots could be used to combat Ebola. For example, a robot could decontaminate a room or help a doctor diagnose the disease remotely. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

UC Berkeley strikes another blow for free speech

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: In America, usually public universities are open to all kinds of thought. UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks did the right thing when he overruled the student group that had voted to disinvite comedian and commentator Bill Maher from delivering the university's midyear...

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