Berkeley in the News Archive

Previous issues of Berkeley in the News are archived below. Past issues include summaries of the stories from that day as well as links to each story and source publication.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Janet Yellen new Sec. of Treasury, Georgia's unscientific recount, Trump emboldens authoritarian leaders, Holding police accountable for killings on-the-job, Pandemic's toll on mental health, Zebra finches recognize other finch voices
Friday, November 20, 2020
Understanding the Latino vote, Families torn over Thanksgiving plans, Limited COVID curfew in California, The human and economic costs of COVID, Stalled effort to counter megafires, UC enrollment flat and steady, Cal football player
Thursday, November 19, 2020
UC Berkeley renames campus buildings, How to enforce coronavirus orders, travel for holiday breaks during pandemic, Workers on food stamps, Losing unemployment benefits, UC Berkeley student gives back, Birth of modern policing in Berkeley?
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
UC's new gender/lived name policy, COVID exposure app rolled out, Policing Blackness, Cannabis research grants for UCB, Technology to fight fake images/videos, Women in AI to watch, Deep sleep protects against Alzheimer's
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
California's virus surge, Coronavirus curfew, Young Black voters in Georgia, Treasury Secretary candidates, Justice Alito's views, World's most famous chalk
Monday, November 16, 2020
Is the US facing a coup?, Coronavirus worsens, California's path forward from COVID-19, Extra scrutiny of coronavirus vaccine, Drop in Bay Area air pollution from COVID-19 lockdown, Detecting conspiracy theories, Creating an oral history project, Indian fashion designer's fall
Friday, November 13, 2020
Biden transition, Climate change fight, Green card holders becoming citizens, California's abandoned firebreak, Robinhood trading app, Cal football quarantine threatens Arizona game
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Quitting natural gas, Environmental policy under Biden, Boycotting Trump's law firms, Jobless aid crisis coming, Coronavirus spreading in California, Threat of wildfire remains, Does online proctoring work? Students say no
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Trump election lawsuits DOA, Biden to boost climate agenda, Latino vote and electorate, Obamacare and California, Transfer students' hopes dashed, Coronavirus high-risk venues, Fire fighters at risk of irregular heartbeat, Canadian nuclear reactors
Monday, November 9, 2020
New coronavirus task force, Dismay at Trump's popularity, Obstruction in presidential transition, Election's international observers, Democracy still alive, Black hole paradox, Improving safety during COVID for workers, Lifelong learning future for M.B.A.?
Friday, November 6, 2020
Trump relies on lies, Is the show over for Trump?, Simplifying the Latino vote, The election and your brain, Call - don't text, Prop. 25 and bail, Passage of Prop. 22 and fares, Washington-Cal football game canceled
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Need for federal elections agency, Supreme Court and the presidential election, Identity politics, Gig workers still contractors, Criminal justice reform in California, Voters and rent control, Lab monitors wastewater for COVID-19, The costs of worrying, Helping poverty in Cincinnati, Cal football player contracts coronavirus
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
California rejects affirmative action, YouTube boosts Fox News, Voting security, International students look elsewhere, Your sleep-deprived brain
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Ballot counting on election day, Long-term political struggle, Prop. 24, Distance learning hurting poor kids, Online cheating, COVID surge protection, The brain drives political divides, Pay inequality, Amazon's carbon offsets
Monday, November 2, 2020
Young LatinX voters, Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights, America's new voices, Prop. 16 on affirmative action, Prop. 22 gigworker employee or contract worker?, Bay Area's aggressive COVID-19 plan, Most scientific journals don't track diversity
Friday, October 30, 2020
UCB testing sewage for COVID-19, Verifying the vote easily, Diversifying STEM faculty, Black representation in academia, Sleep and Alzheimer's, White men and Trump, Sports commander in chief, Children and their political views, UCB's Capital campaign
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Reparations for slavery, Trump's war on civil servants, Coronavirus cases climb, Gene editing and human embryos, Fight wildfire with fire, How octopuses taste with their arms, Seaweed pressings teach about ocean health, Cal football
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Proposition 16, Fears of election violence, Bats make great viral hosts, COVID-19's lasting effects, Prehistoric bird with 20-foot wingspan, Central American migration surge, Scooter use soars during pandemic, Psychology of buying a house
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Raise the minimum wage to battle inequality, Racial bias in death penalty, California propositions, Biden heading for huge California majority, Far-Right Supreme Court, Coronavirus vaccine and trust, Jupiter's volcanic moon, Taxing the rich, Police must change military mindset
Monday, October 26, 2020
Eugenic donation to Berkeley frozen, Fast coronavirus test, San Francisco reopening successfully, Colleges slash budgets, Higher Ed and structural racism, Trump's mythical economic success, California renters facing eviction, Getting out the Latino vote
Friday, October 23, 2020
Black and Latino students steered to vocational education, Trumpism, New York real estate in a year, Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, Trump softens climate denial, Will Uber fares double?, Tesla misleads about self-driving software, Rivera donation to Cal softball
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Students lose work-study opportunities, Biden's coronavirus plan, Court orders reduction at San Quentin, Coronavirus vaccine mistrusted, Restricting use of projectiles by police, Proposition 25, Chinese nationalism, Dynamics of conspiracy theories

Life as a Black academician, COVID-19 changes professional programs, Voters uneasy with USPS, What fuels the west's infernos, Mega fires have arrived early, Hate crime in South Bay, Proposition 20, Fate of gig workers up in air
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
US News rankings unveiled, Nobels shine a light on U.S. science, California vaccination plan, Latino voter outreach falls short, California healthcare on the line, Presidential debates have little effect, Voting climate in local elections, Deepfakes attack women
Monday, October 19, 2020
Berkeley activism alive and well during pandemic, White supremacy, CRISPR test for coronavirus, People not wearing masks in Bay Area, What Biden said about coronavirus, Trump and Barrett, Millennials affected by two major events, Prop. 22's effect on drivers
Friday, October 16, 2020
California and the ACA, Test quake alert in California, Ruth Bader Ginsburg book, Robot cars in San Francisco, Wildfire relief request from state rejected by Trump Adminstration
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Immigrant children future of higher education, Letter to university leadership against pandemic shaming, Coronavirus vaccine distribution in California, Pandemic not "breaking" big cities, COVID-19 financial inequity, UCB to launch limited in-person instruction, Colleges in fire zones, Stuart Bowyer obituary
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
UC Nobelists underscore value of higher education, The American Dream and Nobels, Making 2020 election results trustworthy, Housing insecurity and COVID, Safe to vote in person?, Health software infuses racism into care, Lumber company beats back fire, Wild predators relying more on people's food, Gig economy workers, Cal football COVID survivor
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
State should fully fund higher education, Parents hire tutors during pandemic, Affordable housing crisis, College students still find romance, GOP's unofficial ballot drop boxes, Is California really progressive?, More dangerous fire weather coming, Scotland and independence, The next generation of artificial intelligence
Monday, October 12, 2020
New Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, Hawaii proud of new Nobel laureate, Tracking COVID on campuses, OK to not be OK during pandemic, Is Trump Contagious?, California prison factories hit by COVID, Amy Barrett and Roe v. Wade, American family size, College athletes speak out
Friday, October 9, 2020
Dr. Fauci fireside chat at UC Berkeley, Cal state system not tracking COVID cases?, California reopening going better second time around, High-tech face shields, Packing the US Supreme Court, Trump's video fake or not, Proposition 15, UC system and greenhouse gases
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Jennifer Doudna wins chemistry Nobel, UC does well with Nobels wins, Promise and reality of gene editing, US medical supply chains failed, US policy in Latin America, Young people voting, City of Berkeley settles with wireless industry, Prop. 22
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
UC Berkeley professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry, Earth and black holes, pandemic and wildfire make tough combo for college students, California's harsh budget blow, Importance of VP debate, Same-sex marriage safe for now, Copyright battle heads to Supreme Court
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
UC Berkeley wins Nobel Prize in physics, UC Berkeley's newest MacArthur 'genius' fellow, Ventilation key to reopening schools safely, Trump returns to White House, Trump downplays severity of coronavirus, How to make the rich pay their taxes, Economist talks about pandemic, California's first million-acre wildfire, Peregrine falcons on campus
Monday, October 5, 2020
Colleges drop SAT and ACT, College students voting during pandemic, Will election be free and fair?, California's Filipino nurses dying at alarming rates, Poverty study, Uber adapts to COVID and Laborism, California's tax system and Prop. 15, Corporations must preserve democracy, Best animal feeds from around the world
Friday, October 2, 2020
Infernos challenge ideas of how fire works, Air pollution from fires, Bark beetles devastate forests, Biden's in-person canvassing, Trump's coronavirus infection, California reopening requires equity, Uber wage experiment that worked, Moss that lives under a desert rock
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Finding freedom through college, Coronavirus study from India, Reparations for slavery, Vote on affirmative action, California winding down gas and oil industry, New law mandating more diversity in boardrooms, Detecting deepfakes, Studying clay pot residues for diet clues
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
UC Berkeley spring semester starting remote, Gov. Newsom's high marks on COVID, Californians wary of election integrity, Attack on critical race theory, Presidential debate, Anti-Asian bias and coronavirus, Minimum wage for Uber/Lyft drivers, Yosemite Park to reopen, Business school applications up
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
3rd COVID surge coming?, Coronavirus layoffs, Elections to have fewer observers, Trump's taxes, Napa and Sonoma wildfires wreak havoc, Hispanic heritage month, A cash remedy for poverty, Prop. 15's possible effect on small businesses, The business lunch will be back
Monday, September 28, 2020
Affirmative action vote, COVID death rate low in San Francisco, COVID-19 hits elderly and frail hard, Keeping COVID-19 out of jails, Amy Coney-Barrett and women's rights, Reshaping the US Supreme Court, Reimagining Bay Area growth patterns, How to succeed without being a jerk, Cal AD talks sports budget
Friday, September 25, 2020
New York will review virus vaccines, Berkeley should reopen schools, Voters tepid on Prop. 22, Black vote during disasters, E-vehicle push in California discriminatory, The Bay Area during the last Ice Age, Pac-12 announces football, sports seasons this fall
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Possible ban on non-affiliates on campus due to pandemic, Political divide on climate change causing wildfires, Wildfire smoke may have killed thousands, Walmart cuts workers' hours but increases workload, California to ban sales of gas-powered cars, China pledges to stop releasing carbon emissions, How do carbon offsets work?, Sports at UC Berkeley during pandemic
Friday, September 18, 2020
UC bans race-based quotas, UC should prepare for online classes beyond fall, CRISPR gene-editing and future pandemics, Computing pioneers endorse Biden, How Biden should court the Hispanice vote, Climate change and mass migration, Solving California's power crisis, Weaponization of free-exercise clause, U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, Plea for mental health care
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Overcount of unemployment claims?, Changing voters' minds during election, Biden unions' best friend?, Shaky support for Prop. 16, Suppressing fires has failed, Saving Mt. Wilson Observatory from fire, Combative response to deputy shooting, Choosing a college during pandemic, Collin Morikawa profile
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Kamala Harris' political formation, California jobless claims high, Pandemic consequences for underrepresented students, Bay Area coronavirus cases drop from summer surge, Redesigning offices for coming pandemics, Do stimulus packages help the economy?, How to keep California forests healthy, Return to logging to prevent megafires, High cost of building apartments for homeless
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Peidong Yang wins Global Energy Prize, New psychedelics research center, Conflict over causes of wildfires, Speedy coronavirus testing, Pandemic hurting teacher diversity, Water contamination problems in the U.S., Cannabis use for pain control vs. opioids, Social media shaming during pandemic
Monday, September 14, 2020
Yes on Proposition 16, Racial discrimination in academia, Slave descendants prevented from marrying, Campaign knocking on doors - effective?, New Telehealth project for Central Valley communities, Wildfires common in warming world, 150 million dead trees fuel wildfires in Sierra Nevada, Forests that survive megafires, College rankings released
Friday, September 11, 2020
$24m Haas family gift to Berkeley, Do wildfires restore equilibrium?, Native Americans knew to burn forests, Climate reckoning for California, Sports gamblers flock to stock market, Easing parental stress during pandemic, Clery violations
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Realities of CRISPR gene editing, Job burnout a big problem, Handling emotional labor, California jobless rate soars, College coronavirus testing varies widely, Deceptive coronavirus testing numbers, COVID health care funding affected by race, Climate experts warn wildfires, extreme weather will get worse
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Debate of repeal of affirmative action ban, Alzheimer's tied to how you sleep, California mega-drought fuels wildfires, Wildfires will continue to get worse, Biden-Trump debate, Bay Area child care centers and coronavirus link, How does coronavirus infect us?, African countries fight coronavirus through citizen engagement
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
On-campus during pandemic, Doesn't pay to be a jerk at work, Racial stereotypes color teachers' views, Robot writes article, Escape an erupting volcano?, Mind games to improve brain function, Recalling memories helps brain function, Tax the ultrarich, Wealth gap grows
Monday, August 31, 2020
Pandemic costs astronomical to colleges, Increasing mental health aid to students, Sexism in the sciences, Way we work will change for good, Reducing California wildfires, Federal-state agreement to reduce wildfire risks, Bringing virtual learning to life with innovation, Psychological scars of pandemic could suppress economic growth for decades, US Constitution built on faulty assumption
Friday, August 28, 2020
Mosquito strategy to fight dengue, Can higher education pass COVID test?, Expert discusses fire urban interface, $24 million gift to help underrepresented students, The follow-the-leader dynamic, Possibly soon to mind read?, California privacy law under attack, Athletes - boycott or strike?, Pac-12 layoffs and furloughs
Thursday, August 27, 2020
UCB chancellor faces multiple crises, Students could face discipline over behavior during pandemic, California coronavirus testing plan, College mental health care under siege, Police reform efforts stalled, California wildfires, Monitoring air quality during fires, The electric grid and climate risks, UC won't evict students during pandemic, Audio apps bring back office banter
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
UCB chancellor on facing multiple crises, UCB students look for a normal in abnormal year, Freshman year at UCB, Universities welcoming students back to campuses, Cal Performances moves online, President Trump violating Hatch Act, TikTok's legal arguments, Assembly bill might permit duplexes on single-parcel lots
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
UC to phase out single-use plastics, Student move-in, Bay Area students under twin threat, Wildfire prevention, Reopening elementary schools, Flu shot more important than ever
Monday, August 24, 2020
Campuses revise fall reopening, UCB launches self-testing survey, Deploying testing robots on campuses, Campus partying endangers reopening plans, Childcare providers are quitting, Firefighters begging for help, Fighting fires and avoiding COVID, Stop blaming climate change for fires, TikTok will lose in court, Arrest in fatal shooting of student
Friday, August 21, 2020
Lick observatory saved for now from fires, California blazes burn 500,000 acres so far, Downside of ban on affirmative action, Plans to keep coronavirus off campuses, Pooling tests for coronavirus, Can you get coronavirus from secondhand smoke?, Visits to medical appointments during pandemic, DiceKeys create a master password for life, Push to diversity endowments and their managers
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Can California handle wildfires?, Air quality and wildfires, unemployed suffer while Big Tech prospers, California electricity challenge, Gig workers face for shutdown, Fertility app illegally shared user data
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Flu shots vital this year, California firefight not helping in pandemic, Parents brace for school year, Depression and anxiety in Bay Area, Salmon are getting smaller, Doctors advising on college sports season
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Where did penguins come from?, Depression, anxiety in students during pandemic, OSHA inspections scaled back by Trump administration, Robert Reich on governing styles, California rolling blackouts, Attending remote startup accelerator, Fraternities, sororities fuel COVID-19 outbreaks, Regenerative ranching, Therapy llamas
Monday, August 17, 2020
Fixing coronavirus testing, COVID-19 cases surge in children, Experts push for flu shots, Women have to chose between career and children in pandemic, California heat wave blackouts, Dangers of California sea level rise, Women overmedicated due to male-dominated drug trials, Exome sequencing newborns problematic, Fashion sustainability's limited impact, Athletics departments devastated by pandemic
Monday, September 23, 2019
Professor Popa named to MIT list of young visionary innovators, Fine-tuning ShakeAlert's algorithms, The growing risks of rising groundwater
Friday, September 20, 2019
Spurring the media to address climate change more effectively, Professor Haney López on why racial justice needs to be included in the climate agenda, An audiograph with carillonist Jeff Davis
Thursday, September 19, 2019
UC President Janet Napolitano steps down to teach at Goldman School, Learning from the Jurassic Thethys Sea, Federal rules inhibit researchers' study of cannabis
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2018 as a watershed year for women of color engaged in politics, Students campaign for on-campus access to medication abortion, Doctoral sociology student weighs in on homelessness policies, BAMPFA's tribute to Marlon Riggs
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
An interview with Professor Nakamura, Studying the national homelessness crisis, "Wheel the World" startup aims to take disabled to global adventure sites
Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturn's annual portrait, Dean Brady on the Democratic presidential debate, Professor Scott on the increasing privatization and inequality of education, San Quentin exhibit at BAMPFA
Friday, September 13, 2019
Students build tabletop neutron source, Alum Eva Rendle wins Student Academy Award, Professor O'Neill on Fresh Air
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Charles Schwab funds new UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center, Sylvia Allegretto on solving the national teacher shortage with more equitable pay, Alum Shirin Neshat's upcoming art exhibit at The Broad
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Berkeley Earth offers vivid heat maps of global warming, How Assembly Bill 803 could help improve criminal justice and save lives, Professor Eichengreen on politics and the Federal Reserve
Friday, September 21, 2018
New microscopy developments promise new advances for scientists like Mary Scott, Haas Institute issues rent-control report, Old Masters exhibit highlights BAMPFA collection of prized European paintings
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Chou Hall achieves zero-waste certification, Professor Stephens on the need for new fire-fighting policies, Student Perla Shaheen on the inspiration of Berkeley
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Bay Area housing prices are increasing segregation, Business improvement districts are harming the homeless, Professor Altholz on the suspension of a Honduran murder trial
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Color-coded emissions map incites "peer pressure" among Bay Area cities, Toward a new preK-12 education agenda, Professor Gotanda's new play
Monday, September 17, 2018
Campus exonerated in $23 million lawsuit, Teaching blockchain technologies, Neuroscience experiment offers insight into gamblers' thoughts
Friday, September 14, 2018
Mapping the Bay Area's carbon footprints, Professor Fung on the urgency of climate action, Hurricane Trump, SkyDeck opens its doors to startups from other UCs
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Some gut bacteria emit electricity, Alum Lauren Schwartzman wins Student Academy Award, Staff member Katherine Welsh donates a kidney to a stranger
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
New diamond-based sensor detects magnetic fields, The blockchain craze on college campuses, Berkeley Law considers disowning the Boalt name