Tag: UC Berkeley

China’s Human Rights Victims to Speak at UC Berkeley Event

Student organizers of an event to expose China’s human rights abuses are hoping campus security will be tight at the UC Berkeley campus in Northern California. Organizers of the “Atrocities of the CCP” event on April 15 have asked campus police to beef up security after recent unsealed complaints from the Justice Department reveal a…


Newsom Lifts Freeze on UC Berkeley Enrollment

LOS ANGELES—California Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this week overturned a recent Supreme Court ruling that would have required the University of California (UC)–Berkeley to deny admission to about 3,000 students after they had already received acceptance letters. Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 118 into law on March 14—a bill that passed unanimously both in the…


Bill Would Preclude California Universities & College Housing Construction from CEQA

While the ruling to freeze enrollment at University of California–Berkeley is under appeal a bill was introduced Feb. 22 that would make California public universities’ housing developments exempt from environmental review. Senate Bill 886, introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would make University of California, California State University, and California Community College housing development…


Bill Would Preclude California Universities and College Housing Construction from CEQA

While the ruling to freeze enrollment at the University of California–Berkeley is under appeal, a bill was introduced on Feb. 22 that would make California public universities’ housing developments exempt from environmental review. Senate Bill 886, introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would make University of California, California State University, and California Community College…


UC Berkeley May Slash Undergraduate Enrollment by One-Third

University of California–Berkeley may be forced to reduce its incoming fall 2022 undergraduate enrollment by about one-third, resulting in a $57 million loss in tuition, the university announced on Feb. 14. A Feb. 10 court order requires UC Berkeley to cut 3,050 spots for incoming undergraduate students—matching 2020–2021 enrollment levels of 42,347 students. The university…


370,000 Californians Rely on Contaminated Drinking Water, Study Finds

Approximately 370,000 Californians’ drinking water is highly contaminated with chemicals that harm human health, according to an analysis led by researchers at the University of California—Berkeley and the University of California—Los Angeles. The study, published Dec. 22, 2021, focused on the three pervasive chemical contaminants: arsenic, nitrate, and hexavalent chromium. Arsenic naturally exists in groundwater,…


Memories of a UC Berkeley Firebrand

During the late fifties, while I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley, a campus with some 20,000 students at that time, I met a fascinating young man who was enrolled at Boalt Hall, the university’s law school. Donald Warden, recent graduate of Howard University, the historically-black institution of higher learning located in Washington, D.C., would…


UC Berkeley Tightens Virus Lockdown, Imposing Solo Exercise Ban and Enhanced Monitoring of Dorms

The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up its COVID-19 restrictions, issuing an “urgent sequestering requirement” for students living in campus dorms, asking them to remain confined to their rooms, with few exceptions, and prohibiting exercising alone outdoors. University authorities said in a notice Monday that students in dorms must remain in their rooms at…


Laguna Beach High School Senior Excels on Land and in Water

Eighteen-year-old Jessie Rose, a senior at Laguna Beach High School in Southern California, felt inspired to write a poem. “When my world seems to be collapsing, I know you are always there for me. You make me work for your love, but the suffering is worth it,” she wrote. Rose told The Epoch Times that…