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.

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
Friday, August 14, 2020
Geoffrey Nunberg obituary, Marion Diamond on influential women's list, Stanford tells undergrads to stay home, Berkeley suspends cancel for nonpayment policy, Pool testing for COVID-19, Capital-gains tax divide, How is your financial awareness?, UCB alum and golf champ Collin Morikawa
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Professors worry as campuses reopen, Classrooms open for child care, Parents have no good choices during pandemic, Prison design ignites pandemic spread, Uber's legal strategy, Tackling battery degradation in electric vehicles, The dollar is not doomed, Ceres an ocean world with salty water, The future of the MBA
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Nose spray kills coronavirus?, The price of not stockpiling PPEs, California voters support Black Lives Matter, California voters support police reform, Encoding data into artificial molecules, CRISPR technology deal signed, Why being kind helps you, Facebook turns to AI during pandemic, Dorothea Lange's photography relevant, Pac-12 won't play football this fall
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Economic relief as virus talks collapse, Trump makes another illegal power grab, California has spent millions suing Trump administration, Can majority rule survive in U.S., California public health director quits, Top health official in California resigns, The unemployment insurance economy, Phone app for wildfire prevention, California quake alert standard on Android phones
Monday, August 10, 2020
UC requires flu shot for all, CA colleges reopen with restrictions, Colleges set rules for fall semester, Superspreaders of COVID-19, Connect-in-Place online classes for Bay Area kids, Racial bias in aid distribution to hospitals, Wildfire season and the pandemic, Tracking criminals who think they'll never be caught, U.S. versus China in tech
Friday, August 7, 2020
CA colleges open without state guidance, Empowering voters to turn out in Baltimore, CA workers refiling for unemployment after losing temp jobs, Reason NRA is surrogate for Republican party, Stress helps create leaders, CRISPR technology and coronavirus testing tools, Obituary for Frances Allen, Turing award winner
Thursday, August 6, 2020
California and ending affirmative action ban, Diversity of UC's new class, NSF invests in four new research center, Fewer unemployed workers expect to regain jobs, CA Latinos, Blacks feel effects of pandemic more acutely, Extreme dangers of tear gas, Legal scholars question Trump's power, Sprawl next big climate change battle, Deworming kids and health benefits
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Meet members of historic UC class, Pandemic shows need for gig worker law, Agriculture can help slow climate change, Housing faces disaster without intervention, Electric scooter popularity surges during pandemic, Email flaws and phishing, LAUSD and remote learning, New Berkeley Art Museum director takes helm, Pac-12 football players refusing to play during pandemic
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Trump's base is eroding, California optimistic about controlling pandemic surge, Many Berkeley students not returning to campus, UC creates private credit target allocation, UC Regents investigate salary cuts, Benefits from treating children for worms, Inland Empire ignored povery and spent on policing, Variation in states' relief payments, Myth of unemployement benefits depressing work
Monday, August 3, 2020
Attacking Americans for protesting, Racial, gender inequity highlighted during pandemic layoffs, Colleges brace for uncertain fall, US reopening the wrong schools, Making the case for outdoor schooling, Graduating from Berkeley after prison, Tribunal will take US border death case, College football players may boycott season
Friday, July 31, 2020
University research should be free to all, Lasting heart damage caused by COVID-19, Coronavirus hot spots bordering Bay Area, Trump can't postpone the election, Police training, CRISPR base editor, Seismologists study during global quiet, Polluted U.S. neighborhoods have not made gains
Thursday, July 30, 2020
How to educate virtually, Digital transformation during pandemic, Responsible data and AI during pandemic, The connection of singing, Reinventing old rituals to connect to natural world, Worried about kids falled behind during pandemic
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Bay Area college students' quarantine experience, Coronavirus hits college campuses, Pandemic pods equity concerns, Choosing UC campus chancellors, Moment in U.S. for deep listening, Moss uses quartz as a parasol, Volunteering good for mental health, Looted instruments from Nazi plunder, Tech wealth soaring
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
COVID child care crisis, Inside biosafety lab working on coronavirus, Latinos worry more about coronavirus, What does Mars sound like?, California eases bar exam scores, Building affordable housing on land owned by religious institutions, Developing the green electrical grid, Conservative justices, Profile of Prof. Eva Harris
Monday, July 27, 2020
Can colleges keep employees safe, Parsing coronavirus data, Medical experts urge second shutdown, Strict dorm guidelines in fall, MLB season in jeopardy, How to ask a stranger to wear a mask, Home repairs during pandemic, Colleges use tech to help distance learning, College football not in safety bubble
Friday, July 24, 2020
UC admits most diverse class, Berkeley housing during pandemic, Workers getting laid off as PPP ends, Slashing jobless aid widens wealth gap, Cutting natural gas emissions, Nonlethal police munitions should be banned, Getting police out of mental health calls, Uniting Black and Jewish Americans
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Financial aid appeals surge, California has record coronavirus deaths, Parents rush to hire tutors, Workers fear returning to work, How pandemic will affect U.S. population, Billionaire creates massive COVID-19 datasets, Hubble and Saturn's rings, China reviewing dodgy criminal convictions, Why rich people steal
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
UC Berkeley in-person reopening plans postponed for fall, Medicaid not overwhelmed by pandemic, Making daily COVID-19 testing feasible, Payroll-Tax-Cut proves hard sell, $75 million for new quantum leap institutes, Child care on the verge of collapse, Parents face tough choice as offices reopen, Climate predictions need revision
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wartime reactors powered peacetime science, China using Uighur labor for face masks, Protesters blinded by police, Health care workers strike over safety concerns, Coronavirus and large cities, The dangers of household crowding in pandemic, How to identify flawed research, UC experts on infections in city of Berkeley
Monday, July 20, 2020
Higher Ed leaders urge support for affirmative action, Higher Ed leaders on current issues, UC Berkeley's reputation with Black students, Coronavirus superspreading events, Sewage essential to spotting next COVID outbreak, Defunding police helping homelessness assistance?, United Arab Emirates spacecraft to Mars, Pesticides and snail fever, Former Cal athlete now an entrepreneur
Friday, July 17, 2020
Latinos largest group of new UC admits, College turn to layoffs in pandemic, Millions have had COVID-19 symptoms, Trouble looming for bankruptcies, Coronavirus found in Yosemite Park sewage, Cal athletes test positive, Policing algorithms are racist, Interim Journalism dean vows change, Federal law enforcement's unlawful detaining of protesters
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Climate change and coronavirus, University researchers return to experiments, Record filing for unemployment, Coronavirus test rates in the Bay Area, Retail workers face racial gap, Martinez clash over Black Lives Matter, Berkeley's new traffic enforcement model
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Trump reverses international student policy, Should universities reopen this fall?, Unraveling the deadly coronavirus, U.S. public schools are economic force, Congress extending unemployment benefits?, Racist sports traditions, Deepfakes new disinformation frontier, The lost art of mummification
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
UC campuses' plans for fall, Mental resilience in the pandemic, California day-care providers to unionize?, How countries balance economies and pandemic, Inequity in job losses caused by pandemic, Billions set to fund national parks, Sutter Health settlement delay rejected, Redskins football name change, Oakland police warnings about cutting budget, Illini linebacker gets COVID-19 advice from doctor mom
Monday, July 13, 2020
Interview with UC President-designate Michael Drake, Coronavirus spreading in fraternity houses, California's failed mass coronavirus testing, Outdoor education victim of coronavirus, Should parents send children back to school?, Coronavirus effects in income and race, Coronavirus and blood type, Martinez rattled by racism, Tech's growing underclass, California church ban on singing, Vote Trump/McConnell out
Friday, July 10, 2020
Berkeley students spearhead repeal of Prop. 209, Rethinking cops on campus, Providing student experience during COVID, City of Berkeley considering police ban for traffic violations, Warehouse workers suffer during COVID, Tenant protections in Berkeley, Gentrification changes Black neighborhoods, Law grads and the bar exam during COVID, Fractional stock investing, Book review "Let Them Eat Tweets", New biography about former Gov. Jerry Brown
Thursday, July 9, 2020
UC sues over student visa rule, New UC president and police tactics, Anti-racist education, White backlash to Black Lives Matter, Male hormones may help coronavirus infiltrate cells, Fraternity parties drive campus outbreak, Macho ads to get men to wear masks, Struggle to enter California's cannabis market
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
New UC president is named, Trump pressures colleges to reopen, US hits 3M coronavirus cases, Is coronavirus airborne?, Financial fraud in the pandemic, Supreme Court dodges racial issues, Behavioral health utilization, Technology aids the visually-impaired
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Successor to Janet Napolitano, Ending racist branding, Imagery in Black social movements, International students worries during pandemic, California's spike in coronavirus cases, Utilities handle COVID uncertainties, Uber and Lyft's salaries paid to drivers, Facebook advertisers boycott, UC Botanical garden reopens
Monday, July 6, 2020
Latino, Black neighborhoods and COVID-19 testing, California's coronavirus plan went wrong, Design can help schools' reopening, States wait on coronavirus stimulus, UC Academic council calls for police reform on campuses, Diversity through automatic UC applications, Law deans advocate diploma privilege, Secret to bombardier beetle's hot, toxic spray, Congress needs to reform Silicon Valley accountability, Gentrification of California's cities
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Dismantling pipeline of school to prison, Black families pay higher property taxes, COVID-19 saliva testing, Economic impact of COVID-19, Essentials workers in the pandemic, Are workers safe when businesses reopen?, Environmentally friendly face masks, Bringing mammoths back from extinction
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
COVID-19 saliva test, Raising Black athletes, San Francisco ends release of mug shots, Humans and monkeys think in the same way, Fighting learned helplessness at work, Facebook ad boycott could succeed
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
California's pandemic budget signed, Bay Area coronavirus cases climb, U.S. isolated by coronavirus, California health officials facing protests, The voting disaster looming, Vote on abortion rights, Deep fakes demand tough new rules, Paul Alivisatos receives Priestley Medal, Dangers of sleep debt, NYC child care quality lower for poor, The sun's history in the galaxy, New CIO for Berkeley campus
Monday, June 29, 2020
Bay Area ethnic studies programs, Berkeley Law goes online in fall, Bad COVID-19 research debunking, Old drugs might work on Coronavirus, Students/teachers must show up every day online, Governor's power to enforce wearing of masks, Flawed COVID-19 antibody tests, Americans not safe from flood waters, Physical effects of chemicals in Salinas Valley homes, Quality child care too expensive for many, Gig-economy working conditions
Friday, June 26, 2020
Time to reconsider ban on affirmative action, UC System's fall reopening with Janet Napolitano, California confronts racist past, COVID-19 costs hit Bay Area hard, Why are California COVID cases surging, Campus lab testing new saliva-based COVID test, People on unemployment more likely to look for work, CRISPR gene editing wreaks havoc with chromosomes, Berkeley Art Museum has a new director, The quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Prop. 209 repeal on California ballot, UC students move to online learning, Confronting the Black labor crisis, 13 books on history of Black America, Mexico city market tames coronavirus, San Quentin coronavirus outbreak threat to Bay Area, Tesla's poor practices during pandemic, California gas tax going up again, Filipino-Americans in healthcare during pandemic, Coronavirus and narrowing inequality, Peregrine falcon chicks learning to fly
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Climate activism and racial justice activism intersect, California sees spike in COVID-19 cases, When kids don't see their peers for months, Artificial intelligence might decode earthquake swarm mystery, Carbon farming making agriculture green, TikTok shares info; expert unimpressed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
California bans state-funded travel to Idaho, Renaming parks having racist names, No bias against Asian-Americans with affirmative action, H1-B visa ban reaction from Silicon Valley, UC President steps down in August, Faux fish in restaurants, Online happiness courses, Which industries pay ransomeware
Monday, June 22, 2020
Students demand action on campus policing, police unions' clout decreasing, Flying and safety during pandemic, COVID-19 fight demands testing, Greater Good Science Center, Mindfulness eases pain, fear, Eclipse in Asia and weird shadows, Lawyer/client confidence threatened during pandemic, Concentration camp music collected, Kirk Smith obituary
Friday, June 19, 2020
AI threatens war crimes evidence on social media, Renaming schools named for historic racists, Prosecutors too cosy with police, California unemployment rates skyrocket, Biden running as the "anti-Trump", Californians must now wear masks outdoors, Young teens suffer during pandemic, Financial danger in blocking evictions, Quarantine best friend a squirrel?
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Supreme Court rules for 'Dreamers', Federal judge orders financial aid restored, Washington Redskins name debate, COVID-19 impacting California outdoor science education, Aging reversed in mice, Pay raises for low-wage workers beneficial, US News to rank test-blind colleges, Fentanyl on the internet, Four parenting styles and effects on children
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