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Debate over Dropping Dependent Coverage from Berkeley SHIP Continues

  The University of California, Berkeley recently announced in an email to all graduate students that the Berkeley student health insurance plan (SHIP) would no longer cover dependents. For many students with families, the decision provokes great financial distress. Physics Ph.D. students  report that without SHIP, their son’s health insurance cost will increase $3500 annually. […]

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Graduate Student Stipends at UC Berkeley

Choosing to attend graduate school is inevitably tied with a serious financial decision. While some programs offer financial aid in the form of waived tuition and health insurance, students are rarely offered stipends that are competitive with current job opportunities, and many programs do not offer any financial assistance. Some programs, such as professional programs, […]

April 2nd Delegates Meeting Roundup!

Spring is in the air, and as the semester reaches a fever pitch – so too, you can bet, shall this Delegates Meeting. The meeting will kick off with reports from UCPD Lt. Suezaki, Galen Panger (reporting on the Graduate Student Wellbeing Report), and Kristina Kangas and Matt Grigorieff (updates on the Wellness Initiative). A […]

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BASC Symposium: A Day of Atmospheric Science at Berkeley

February 6th welcomed the 14th annual Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center (BASC) symposium at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Organized by BASC director Professor Ronald Cohen, who holds appointments in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the College of Chemistry, this symposium highlighted the Bay Area’s research in atmospheric science and climate […]

Happy 100th Birthday Campanile!

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the campus community at UC Berkeley came together to enjoy a music and light display in celebration of the one hundred year birthday of the campanile. The audience gathered on the brick promenade at the top of Campanile Way to see the performance. Spectators also paused in between walks to class and evening […]