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The Supreme Court will decide whether voters may ban racial preferences at state universities

...African-American freshmen at UCLA dropped from 7.1 percent of the class in 1995 to 3.6 percent in 2012. At UC Berkeley, African-Americans made up 6.3 percent of freshmen in 1995 and 3.4 percent last fall.Affirmative action policies...
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In the stacks: new nonfiction

...along with their life partners.The New Geography of Jobs, by Enrico Moretti. Moretti, an economics professor at UC Berkeley, argues that jobwise, America can be divided into three parts: innovation centers, former manufacturing hubs, and...
The right DNA for Berkely?

...probed and public life with more equanimity than their elders. So although some ethicists are shuddering at a plan by UC Berkeley to encourage its freshmen to bond via DNA analysis, the incoming students are probably thanking the academic gods for...
GI Bill looking like an IOU

...kicked out of school or be charged a late-payment fee. UC Berkeley's VA representative, Michael Cooper, couldn't provide...Team, 101st Airborne Division, and is now a student at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
'Treadwell Gold' reading, book signing Saturday

...epidemics, and romance in the frontier town," said Eleanor Swent, from the regional oral history office at the UC-Berkeley Bancroft Library. The author's grandfather, Willy Kelly, worked as a Treadwell machinist from 1899 to 1926. Her...
Benefits far outweigh cost of current federal subsidies

...per year in health care costs and premature deaths.A 2009 study by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley estimates that over 20 years, EVs and plug-in hybrids could reduce health costs by $4.5 to $11.2 billion...
SETI funding cut and the death of curiosity

...the University of California's budgets for the Allen array by 90 percent. This, along with state cuts, has left UC Berkeley, which operates the Hat Creek, Calif., array in the Cascade Mountains, and the private SETI Institute, which conducts...
The dangers of growing DNA databases

...state and federal officials have stonewalled scientists' request to study these databases. The bottom line is, as UC Berkeley law professor Erin Murphy said in a 2008 article, "We're putting too much faith in a new technology whose limitations...
The economic power of Obama's pen

...well for the taxpayers by doing right by their workers. Christopher Edley Jr. is professor of law and dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. He held White House policy positions in the Carter and Clinton administrations.
The Golden Gate Bridge's fatal flaw

...they don't choose another means - instead, they choose to live.In one study published in 1978, researchers at UC Berkeley led by Richard Seiden tracked what happened to 515 people who were stopped from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge...


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