Berkeleyan this week on campusMan on exercise ball
Yordanos Dejen With a renovated Lower Sproul Plaza as a common hub, student leader Yordanos Dejen hopes to strengthen students' sense of a shared community. The ASUC president talks about her priorities, and herself, in a Q&A with Berkeley News.
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Most Californians oppose higher gas taxes or vehicle registration fees, even when they are told that the state faces a $59 billion backlog of road repair projects, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley's Institute for Governmental Studies. But they do strongly favor raising the minimum wage.   
Welcome Bears, Cal Band
UC Berkeley plunged into the 2015-16 academic year in a flurry of solemn speeches, festive gatherings and, of course, classes. We gathered all the stories  - videos, slideshows, articles - on a special Back to School grid, where you can click in and out at will.  
Campus unveils community hub.

Moffitt makeover is underway.

One case confirmed on campus; what you need to know.

'Bait bikes' helping thwart thieves.

One faculty member to be honored for work on climate change; applications invited.

Feds studying naturally occurring radiation.

Cal Vets Group takes to the water.

Team works on affordable housing fix.

Student volunteers still keeping their pledge to New Orleans.

Student passes offer access to the arts.  
California a good fit for this nutritious dryland food, researchers find.

Material not only traps greenhouse gas but converts it into something useful.  
Panel counsels the White House.

Two dozen arrive via MasterCard program. (Slideshow)

Undergrads, local youth partner to experiment with the genre. (Slideshow)

Exhibit showcases the riches of two San Francisco world fairs.

Show is up now in Ethnic Studies Library.

Sacred, everyday objects explore the Jewish Bible.  
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