From the traditional to the outrageous, a colorful procession of more
than 1,200 graduating seniors - many clutching their smartphones and
some even tweeting - marched into Berkeley's Walter A. Haas Jr.
Pavilion on Sunday to celebrate a hard-earned rite of passage. The lack of jobs awaiting them, said keynote speaker Tiffany Shlain, means they won't be distracted from doing what they really want to do. "That's an opportunity," said Shlain.
The second UC Annual Accountability Report
indicates that the long-term decline in state funding for higher education
is putting UC educational quality, access, affordability, and diversity
at risk. The report, to be presented to the
Regents on Wednesday, highlights
nine trends. Read the full article...
Incoming freshmen in the College of Letters & Science are being sent an absurdly simple and low-tech
gadget: a cotton swab. Those who choose can return it anonymously
with a tiny sample of DNA off the inside of their cheeks. The resulting
personal genetic analysis will be used to unlock mysteries hidden in
three of their genes. Read the full article...