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  • After Minimum Wage Hike, UC Berkeley Cuts 500 Staff

    04/14/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13,2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    In the past, left-wing student activists at UC Berkeley have joined unions in pushing for higher wages, including a “living wage,” for campus staff. Campus minimum wages have lagged behind local minimum wages because the university, as a public state institution, is exempt from local minimums. On Monday, University of California Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that the educational institution will be eliminating 500 jobs over the course of two years, which will wind up saving an estimated $50 million. “My concern and the public’s concern is that UC Berkeley is going to start cutting the people it can ill...
  • Scientists develop new app that uses your cellphone to detect earthquakes

    02/14/2016 12:19:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
    Users who download the app will be sending data to scientists when an earthquake as small as a magnitude 5 hits. By harvesting information from hundreds of phones closest to the earthquake, scientists will be able to test a computer system that could, in the future, dispatch early warnings that shaking is seconds or minutes away to people farther away from the earthquake’s origin. For instance, if a quake started in San Bernardino, cell phones there could register the quake and quickly help send warnings to smartphone users in Los Angeles. "This is a citizen science project," said Richard Allen,...
  • Forget El Niño: California May Never Get Out of Drought, UC Berkeley Prof Says

    01/18/2016 1:29:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Jan 15, 2016 | Chris Roberts
    It's an El Niño winter, and the news is full of rain, sleet, and snow. If only California was as well. Precipitation so far in this wet winter that is supposed to save us from the worst drought of our lifetimes is only slightly above "normal" — and in some parts of California, including the southern Sierra, precipitation is still below normal. Think about that. The long-awaited wet weather event has, so far, just barely pushed things to around what's supposed to be "normal." This may be a hard fact to fathom this weekend, as you drive through more rain...
  • Microaggression-reporting system against faculty would probably be biased against women

    01/12/2016 1:18:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 11, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In the wave of protests that rocked college campuses this fall, one proffered demand was the creation of a system for students to report microaggressions committed by faculty and staff. Presumably, such reporting would be used in faculty evaluations for decisions such as granting tenure and promotions. If new research by University of California-Berkeley and Paris Institute of Political Studies scholars is accurate, such a reporting system would disproportionately harm female instructors. Inside Higher Ed reports that the research found "student evaluations of teaching" (SET) tend to be better at "gauging students' gender bias and grade expectations than they are...
  • Donald Trump is a textbook example of an ideological moderate

    12/21/2015 3:16:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2015 | Doug Ahler and David Broockman
    Donald Trump is one of the most extreme presidential candidates to gain widespread support in contemporary American politics. Despite championing policies like the end of birthright citizenship, mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and a registry of Muslims living in the United States, Trump has consistently polled atop the Republican field since July. A popular perspective thus attributes Trump's success to a "right wing fringe" of GOP voters. But this conventional wisdom misses something important: Trump meets the textbook definition of an ideological moderate. Trump has the exact "moderate" qualities that many pundits and political reformers yearn for in politicians: Many...
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

    11/11/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by McB. · 36 replies
    In 1969, the proposed use of a parking lot on the South side of the Berkeley campus triggered a confrontation between police, students, and local residents. How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in the video.
  • Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

    07/03/2015 12:41:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7-2-15 | Larry Gordon
    With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall's freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission.. About 60% of the 103,117 California applicants were offered a spot on at least one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses, according to university figures released Thursday. That appears to be a record low acceptance rate, down from about 63% of the 99,955 applicants last year, and about 79% in 1999, the oldest available systemwide figures. However, Stephen Handel, UC associate vice president...
  • Cass Sunstein Warns Against 'New Cadre of Thought Police'

    07/02/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 29, 2015 11:31am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cass Sunstein, the former Obama administration “regulatory czar,” has warned the campus crusade against “microaggressions” could potentially be enforced by a “new cadre of thought police.” […] Sunstein chastises the University of California at Berkeley for its “willingness to consider disciplining people for making one of a large number of statements, many or all of which most Americans would consider harmless or even correct.” He also mentions another university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, has taken a stand against microaggressions by publishing a list of “examples of racial microaggressions.” …
  • How climate change makes the world more violent

    05/25/2015 10:26:49 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 22 replies
    Washington post ^ | May 21 | By Alex Bollfrass and Andrew Shaver
    Natural scientists agree that the climate is changing and that humans bear some of the blame. Social scientists are now attempting to assess the economic and political price societies are likely to pay for turning up our planet’s thermostat. The security policy community is especially eager for an answer. In the academy, the debate over climate change and its security implications gained momentum after researchers from Stanford, the University of California Berkeley, New York University, and Harvard observed that civil wars were more prevalent during years that experience hotter temperatures. The chief explanation for this relationship is that higher temperatures...
  • Student group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer

    03/19/2015 5:48:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | William La Jeunesse, Lee Ross, Michael Lundin
    Video at link. A black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted cop killer and the first woman named to the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist List. A jury convicted Shakur of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979. She escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The FBI calls her a domestic terrorist. In 2013, the agency added her to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, alongside several members of Al Qaeda, airline hijackers and bombers. But to the Black Student Union...
  • Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now?

    01/18/2012 6:16:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Andrew Breitbart-Big Peace ^ | 1-18-2012 | Diana West
    Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now? Diana West January 18, 2012 Eight charged; seven cleared; one, please, let’s hope, to go.Finally, the last “Haditha” trial is in progress, and, thanks to Nat Helms at Defend Our Marines, everything you need or want to know about the proceedings, the witnesses, the facts about the case of SSGT Frank D. Wuterich, the last of the Marine Mohicans, is here. Tim McGirk, source of the Haditha myth-acre. Of course, I still have a few questions — the exact same questions I had when I first looked at the case back in late...
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren

    12/11/2014 11:58:19 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 11 2104 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    On Wednesday evening, in the very hall where the University of California at Berkeley had just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, demonstrators shut down a speech by billionaire tech guru--and noted libertarian--Peter Thiel. The activists who broke into Wheeler Hall were protesting the non-indictment of police officers in the deaths of black suspects Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY for the fifth straight evening.
  • UC Berkeley Lecturer Threatened For Offering Injured Student Protesters Extra Time On Papers

    12/10/2014 7:22:38 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 16 replies
    CBS SF ^ | December 9, 2014
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley who posted a tweet offering extra time on an assignment to students injured during anti-police brutality protests has received numerous threats, prompting her to delete her Twitter account. Kaya Oakes, an author who teaches writing at the university, tweeted Sunday, “If any of my #Berkeley students were teargassed, batoned or shot w/rubber bullets last night, you can have an extension on your essay.” Since then, Oakes and her colleagues at the university have received complaints and threats.
  • Mass Rapes at UC Berkeley?

    12/08/2014 8:27:14 AM PST · by rktman · 90 replies ^ | 12/7/2014 | Zombie
    Just days after a new California law redefining rape came into effect, several shocking but unsubstantiated rape allegations have been leveled against fraternities on the UC Berkeley campus. One stunning university police report cites accusations of a mass rape at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, where not just one but five victims were supposedly drugged and raped on the same night at the frat house near campus. In another allegation, a specific perpetrator was named, arrested, and shamed publicly — only to be later declared “factually innocent” as the rape charge was quietly dropped, after his reputation was ruined. Suspiciously,...
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • U.S. Secretly Shipping Weapons to Syria

    01/29/2014 11:11:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2014
    Though it’s been well documented that opposition forces in Syria are mostly run by Islamic terrorists—mainly Al Qaeda—Congress has secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as “moderate” Syrian rebel factions. The problem with this is that there are no “moderate” rebel forces in Syria, according to a number of reputable news reports, both domestic and international. In fact, the New York Times published a piece last spring that confirms Islamist rebels—including the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned force—are running the show in Syria. “The Islamist character of the opposition reflects...
  • UC Berkeley Student Government Solves Illegal Immigrant Crisis

    11/09/2013 8:15:58 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies ^ | 11/09/2013 | Dave Blount
    Some good news at last. The illegal immigrant crisis has been solved. The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.” The resolution passed 18-0; therefore, we no longer have any illegal immigrants in this country, because there is no longer such a thing as an illegal immigrant. Revise your Newspeak dictionaries accordingly.
  • UC Berkeley Votes in Favor of BDS (against Israel)

    04/19/2013 4:46:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2013, 3:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) voted 11-9 to divest from companies affiliated with the IDF on Thursday, the Daily Californian reported. ASUC is made up of the elected representatives of the UC Berkeley student body. … SB 160, authored by Student Action Senator George Kadifa, calls the UC system a “complicit third party” in what is called Israel’s “illegal occupation and ensuing human rights abuses” and seeks the divestment of more than $14 million in ASUC and UC assets from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Cement Roadstone Holdings. According to the bill, these companies provide equipment, materials and...
  • UC Berkeley’s newly appointed chancellor denies he signed anti-Israel petition

    12/27/2012 2:10:31 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 4 replies
    The newly appointed Chancellor of the University of California – Berkeley (CAL) denied in a recent interview that he signed a petition demanding Columbia University divest from companies doing business with Israel. While chair of Columbia’s Department of Anthropology in 2002, Nicholas Dirks’ name appeared on a controversial petition calling for the Ivy League school to divest from Israel because of the “brutality of Israeli military rule over Palestinians.” Dirks denied that he signed the petition, in an interview with the University of California’s Office of Public Affairs.
  • UC Berkeley healthcare plan provides up to $75,000 for sex-change operations, documents reveal

    08/28/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 11 replies
    The University of California (UC) – Berkeley student healthcare plan includes coverage of up to $75,000 for students who wish to undergo a sex-change operation, a trove of documents obtained on Monday by Campus Reform reveals. According to the 2012-13 UC Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan Benefits Booklet, the public university will fund 90 percent of the controversial operation or up to $75,000. UC Berkeley’s healthcare plan covers up to $75,000 for students who would like to undergo a sex-change operation. The school will also fund “hormone therapy” and “gender confirmation (reassignment) surgery” as well as well as “certain travel...
  • UC Berkeley spends $2480 on conferences for Latin and Asian ‘queers’

    07/19/2012 1:35:35 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 2 replies
    The student government at Berkeley University allocated $982 of student funds earlier this year to send a delegation of "queer and Latin" individuals to a conference designed to "educate and empower queer people of color."Berkeley's Young Queers United For Empowerment (YQUFE), the organization that received the funds via a student senate bill, describes itself on its Facebook as serving "those who identify as queer and Latin." The funds were allocated out of the student government’s “contingency fund” for conference fees, renting vans and “two queen beds,” for the 25 individuals expected to attend the conference, which took place at California...
  • UC Berkeley to use federal funds to puchase $200,000 'armed personnel carrier'

    06/29/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 20 replies
    The University of California - Berkeley Police Department (UCPD) has acquired a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase an "Armored Response Counter Attack Truck," a police department spokesman told Campus Reform on Friday. The eight-ton vehicle, commonly referred to as a "Bearcat," is used by U.S. troops on the battlefield and is often equipped with a rotating roof hatch, powered turrets, gun ports, a battering ram, and a weapon system used to remotely engage a target with lethal force. Lt. Eric Tejada, a spokesman for UCPD, said the university plans to use the vehicle along with...
  • University of California Berkeley wasteful not transparent

    08/07/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Moravecglobal · 7 replies
    Self | August 7 2011 | Milan Moravec
    University of California (UC) picks the pockets of Californians, foreign, out-of-state students clean. UC shouldn’t come to the Governor or public for support. (The author has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at UC Berkeley (Cal) where he observed the culture & way senior management work) University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom. These are not isolated examples: recruits (uses California tax $) out of state $50,600 tuition students that displace qualified Californians from Cal. public university education; spends $7,000,000...
  • Higher Education, Universities

    08/07/2011 3:07:39 PM PDT · by Moravecglobal · 41 replies
    Self | August 8 2011 | Milan Moravec
    Higher education universities must face fiscal reality.
  • Exoskeleton lets UC Berkeley grad take a huge step

    05/15/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, May 15, 2011 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Austin Whitney walked on Saturday. No faith healers were involved. Yet when the paralyzed 22-year-old rose from his wheelchair and stepped across the UC Berkeley commencement stage to shake Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's hand, the crowd of 15,000 at Edwards Stadium went wild with cheers, as if witnessing a miracle. In a way, they were. "Ask anybody in a wheelchair; ask what it would mean to once again stand and shake someone's hand while facing them at eye level," Whitney said in anticipation of his momentous day. "It will be surreal, like a dream." Or like putting on the Iron Man...
  • Cal baseball shut out by the nanny state

    02/18/2011 5:44:44 PM PST · by JoeA · 7 replies San Francisco ^ | 2/18/2011 | Joe Alfieri
    Political correctness and government regulation has done what scandals, strikes and a world war could not do: it has shut down baseball, the eternal game. When the California Golden Bears next take the field to begin their season, they start what may be the last of 120 historic years on the diamond. UC Berkeley’s baseball team, ranked among the top 20 in the nation by the magazine Baseball America, has fallen victim to political correctness, axed by the implementation of Title IX. That section of the U.S. Code, the Education Amendments of 1972, passed under the Nixon administration, says that:...
  • News of the Weird

    07/26/2010 7:22:28 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    From Stephen Black, Ph.D comes word that “a tenured chemistry professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio was fired on charges that he threatened the safety of colleagues and students by . . . too many books in his office,” according to News Of the Weird. That’s not all. “The University of California (Berkeley) suspended a student-run, for-credit course on male sexuality . . . after the student newspaper reported that some members of the class had participated in an orgy and watched an instructor have sex onstage at a strip club.” Deborah Lambert writes the Squeaky Chalk column...
  • UC online degree proposal rattles academics

    07/12/2010 9:04:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Monday, July 12, 2010 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Taking online college courses is, to many, like eating at McDonald's: convenient, fast and filling. You may not get filet mignon, but afterward you're just as full. Now the University of California wants to jump into online education for undergraduates, hoping to become the nation's first top-tier research institution to offer a bachelor's degree over the Internet comparable in quality to its prestigious campus program. "We want to do a highly selective, fully online, credit-bearing program on a large scale - and that has not been done," said UC Berkeley law school Dean Christopher Edley, who is leading the effort....
  • Books Bite the Dust

    06/22/2010 7:38:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 22, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    Books Bite the Dust Deborah Lambert, June 22, 2010 Given the lack of student interest in reading these days, it’s no surprise that the University of California at Berkeley decided to completely change the dynamics of the summer reading list. In fact, this year they didn’t even attempt to saddle incoming freshmen with a book. Instead they have assigned the non-reading task of “returning a cotton swab with cells from the insides of their cheeks.” The school will analyze the returned samples for “three genes that help regulate the ability to metabolize alcohol, lactose and folates,” said the New York...
  • UC Berkeley Grad Michael Savage Rips Obama in New Book

    06/20/2010 9:11:57 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    East Bay Express / ^ | Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM | Anneli Rufus
    Conservative radio host Michael Savage, who holds a Ph.D in epidemiology and nutritional science from UC Berkeley and whose show airs weekday afternoons on San Francisco's XTRA Sports 860, has scored a publishing deal with HarperCollins for a book that promises to — well, savage the current administration. Set for an October 5 release and ambitious print run of 400,000 copies, Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on our Borders, Economy, and Security avows that "a revolution is brewing. Americans are boiling mad over the way Congress and this Marxist/Leninist-oriented President are manipulating the current economic crisis to nationalize businesses,"...
  • UC Berkeley Asking Incoming Students For DNA

    05/18/2010 3:33:18 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies · 764+ views ^ | May 18, 2010
    UC Berkeley is adding something a little different this year in its welcome package -- cotton swabs for a DNA sample. In the past, incoming freshman and transfer students have received a rather typical welcome book from the College of Letters and Science's "On the Same Page" program, but this year the students will be asked for more. The students will be asked to voluntarily submit a DNA sample. The cotton swabs will come with two bar code labels. One label will be put on the DNA sample and the other is kept for the students own records. The confidential...
  • $3,000,000 UC/UCB Reckless Spending:

    11/24/2009 7:31:07 PM PST · by Moravecglobal · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Milan Moravec | 11/24 | Milan Moravec
    The UC President has a UCB Chancellor that should do the high paid job he is paid for instead of hiring an East Coast consulting firm to fulfill his responsibilities. ‘World class’ smart executives like Chancellor Birgeneau need to do the analysis, hard work and make the difficult decisions of their executive job! Where do consulting firms like Bain ($3,000,000 consultants) get their recommendations? From interviewing the senior management that hired them and will be approving their monthly consultant fees and expense reports. Remember the nationally known auditing firm who said the right things and submitted recommendations that senior management...
  • UC Berkeley students take over building

    11/20/2009 4:37:24 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 39 replies · 1,382+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Nov. 20, 2009 | Nanette Asimov, Justin Berton,Henry K. Lee
    Freshman Magali Flores, and ethnic studies major, was locked arm-in-arm with other students outside Wheeler, one day after she'd returned from protests at UCLA, where the regents met this week. "It's horrible, how could they possibly do this?" she said of the fee increases. Flores acknowledged the increase would not affect her because her family earns less than $70,000, and tuition remains free. However, she said that she's already in debt from cost of living, registration fees, and books, totaling $10,000.
  • Title IX Expansions

    11/20/2009 9:05:46 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 406+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 20, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Title IX Expansions Bethany Stotts, November 20, 2009 During a November 10 press call on “Women Scientists and American Competitiveness,” speakers suggested that Title IX should be used to focus on “educational equity” and not just athletic equity. One speaker stressed, in particular, the importance of reaching out to federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Energy (DOE) for additional grant money. (Predoctoral women received 63% of the NIH’s awards in 2007, but only 25% of “competitive faculty grants” that same year, reports...
  • Reports: Two of three hikers detained in Iran have Bay Area ties (New American Media free-lancers)

    08/03/2009 10:04:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,273+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/3/09 | Sean Maher
    <p>Two of three hikers being detained in Iran are Bay Area residents and freelance journalists.</p> <p>Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, both UC Berkeley graduates, worked as freelance journalists affiliated with New American Media in downtown San Francisco, according to Sandy Close, executive director.</p>
  • Editorial: UC Berkeley wise to research right-wing movements

    03/13/2009 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,565+ views
    MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 3/13/9 | Editor
    AT A TIME WHEN the nation has turned to the left, one of the more liberal universities in the nation will be studying right-wing movements. Although the timing is odd, investigation of the right is a welcome academic pursuit. Thanks to an anonymous $777,000 donation a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements will be established at UC Berkeley. Researchers will analyze right-wing groups in the United States and abroad and compare them. Larry Rosenthal, a sociologist who will oversee the center, is on target in saying that conservative movements have been overlooked in academia, which tends to be...
  • Arab Students at UC Berkeley Disrupt Israel Event, Attack Jews

    11/16/2008 8:53:29 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 41 replies · 1,510+ views ^ | 11/16/08
    In a statement, the Zionist Freedom Alliance said “we call on state officials, the President of the University of California, the Chancellor, the Dean of Students, faculty, and the student body to take a unified stand against the continued harassment of Jewish and pro-Israel students on this campus" Arab students disrupted a pro-Israel event at the campus of the University of California at Berkeley Thursday night, unfurling a large Palestinian flag in front of a crowd of hundreds of supporters of Israel who were enjoying a pro-Israel hip-hop concert. The event was sponsored by the Zionist Freedom Alliance student group....
  • Paid flights to help Obama campaign were flight of fancy(poor dum suckers)

    10/29/2008 6:19:33 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 27 replies · 1,286+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/29/2008 | Matt Krupnick
    A weekend in Nebraska isn't everyone's idea of fun, but hundreds of college students are disappointed they won't be able to campaign for Barack Obama there or in other swing states after a mysterious donor backed out. Students from around the country, including a large contingent from UC Berkeley, had planned to spend the weekend before Election Day fanning out to places such as North Carolina, Georgia and other battleground states. And much of the financial burden was to be borne by an American in Italy known as David Gall. But, as of last weekend, Gall is gone, too badly...
  • UC Berkeley begins felling trees for stadium

    09/05/2008 6:33:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 212+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/5/8 | Kristin Bender
    BERKELEY - Crews began cutting down trees next to Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley late Friday, 21 months after activists climbed into the trees to protest the university's plan to raze them to build a $140 million sports training center center. Work crews with chainsaws and bulldozers arrived at the university grove Friday and by 4 p.m. six trees had been chopped down. Clad in black ski masks, the four remaining tree protesters who were driven into a single redwood several months ago, remained in the tree Friday and at times sparred with arborists, tossing a bottle and branches toward...
  • Despicable animal rights demonstrators (CA)

    06/11/2008 9:45:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies · 122+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Self righteousness can be a disease afflicting the true believers in any cause. But the animal rights movement seems to be home to more than its share of people who believe their cause is so right that they are excused from normal human constraints. They have no more consideration of others than the beasts they whose interests they place above humanity's. More than two decades ago, a childhood friend who grew up to become a world-renowned medical researcher, whose work has improved the lives of countless people suffering a horrible affliction (and who has had the extraordinary honor among medical...
  • UC Berkeley seeks partnership with Saudi school (Cal Poly Eng. Program Bans Women)

    03/02/2008 10:20:30 AM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 24 replies · 121+ views
    The University of California at Berkeley is working on a partnership deal with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Under the arrangement, which the Times says could be made final as early as Tuesday, Berkeley faculty members would collaborate on research and help the Saudi university hire professors.
  • Animal-rights activists escalate protests

    01/05/2008 11:50:11 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 67+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/5/8 | Matt Krupnick
    Animal-rights advocates have escalated protests against UC Berkeley researchers in recent months, visiting their homes at midnight and even leafleting their children's soccer games. And today could be the most confrontational day yet. Protesters have been saying it will be "a day of action" against UC Berkeley faculty members who use animals for research. Advertisements found on Web sites such as Craigslist and MySpace, do not include details about the protest, and messages sent to an e-mail address in the ads were not returned. The protests, according to the listings, are being held because "40,000 nonhuman animals are currently held...
  • UC Berkeley Ejects Tree-Sitters to Build Sports Center

    11/27/2007 5:06:23 PM PST · by Baladas · 53 replies · 58+ views
    FOX News ^ | November 23, 2007 | staff
    BERKELEY, Calif. — University of California officials have won the legal right to oust a band of tree-sitters who've taken up residence in an oak grove standing in the way of a planned sports center. But how do you uproot a tree-sitter in Berkeley, one of America's most politically correct cities? "Extremely difficult," acknowledges campus spokesman Dan Mogulof. As the protest nears its one-year anniversary, plenty of people have suggestions: Fire hoses, skunk spray and tranquilizer darts are among the thorny ideas Internet posters have planted. So far, the university has moved cautiously. The university wants to remove dozens of...
  • 25 Years Ago Today - "The Play"

    11/20/2007 6:19:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies · 123+ views
    You Tube ^ | November 20, 1982
    I can't belive it's been that long - here it is, one more time !!! >Short Version with Kick-off Only For the longer version (Elway leads a long drive to score, thinking he has won the game and will be going to his first Bowl game as a college QB): >Long Version with touchdown, then Kick-Off
  • BERKELEY: Tree-sitters lose court round - Cal can keep them fenced in

    08/31/2007 12:57:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 985+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/31/7 | Carolyn Jones,Henry K. Lee
    UC Berkeley does not have to tear down a fence it erected around tree-sitters protesting plans to cut down an oak grove outside Memorial Stadium, an Alameda County judge ruled in advance of Saturday's nationally televised Cal football game. Siding with attorneys for the university, Judge Barbara Miller of Alameda County Superior Court said late Thursday that the fence was a safety measure and did not constitute development at the site. The tree-sitters had been marooned for hours without food or water until UC police allowed supporters to give them supplies beginning Wednesday evening. Earlier that day, the university erected...
  • UC Berkeley fences in tree-sitters

    08/29/2007 1:12:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,592+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/29/7 | Carolyn Jones
    Berkeley -- Three days before Cal's football team opens its season at home, UC Berkeley today began erecting a chain-link fence around the oak grove next to Memorial Stadium where a half-dozen tree-sitters have been roosting since December. Five to 10 protesters remain in the oak and redwood trees, where they will be surrounded by the fence. They vowed to remain in the trees as 80,000 Cal and Tennessee football fans filter past the grove Saturday to and from the 5 p.m. football game, which will be nationally televised.
  • Harmonious Education

    04/19/2007 7:09:15 AM PDT · by liberty1971 · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | April 16, 2007 | Don Irvine
    San Francisco, Ca.~On Friday the NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education kicked off its meeting in San Francisco with an address by 1960's civil rights activist and emeritus professor at UC-Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies Carlos Munoz Jr. on racial harmony according to the School Board News. In speaking of American democracy, Munoz asked the audience "Will it be an emerging multiethnic, multi-racial democracy-or a neo-apartheid system of white control over a new majority of color?" and followed that by asking "Is our future destined to be one of racial and ethnic conflict that divides our nation, or will...
  • 'Nasa hackers' detained in Chile

    11/09/2006 1:58:14 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 346+ views
    BBC ^ | 06 No v 2006 | BBC
    The authorities in Chile have arrested four people who the police say are members of one of the world's most successful groups of computer hackers. The men are accused of breaching more than 8,000 websites, including that of US space agency Nasa. One of the men, who has used the alias "Net Toxic", is alleged to be one of the most prolific hackers in the world. The men were detained in simultaneous raids in three cities in Chile, including the capital Santiago. The Chilean police carried out the operation in co-ordination with Interpol and intelligence services from the US, Israel...