Reflections: My Year As The GA’s Internal Vice President

By: Mary June Flores When I graduated from UC Berkeley as an undergraduate back in 2010, I vowed never to be involved in student government, or any type of political entity, ever again. I was an elected undergraduate ASUC senator 2009-2010 and had been forever “traumatized” by the experience as it had made me jaded with any […]


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Letter to the Editor – Campus Climate Issues Resurface on Astronomy Department Listserv: Discussion with Concerned Students and Faculty

By: Tasha Hauff, Ph.D. Student, Ethnic Studies Last Monday, April 20th, UC Berkeley Astronomy faculty used the department listserv to circulate an email concerning the protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, which the TMT Observatory Corporation seeks to build on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano. Though the email was brief, it contained harmful language aimed at […]

The Graduate Bay Cruise 2015

The Graduate Student Bay Cruise set sail this past Saturday, April 25th in San Francisco. Berkeley grad students and friends lined Pier 3 in semi-formal attire and anxiously waited to board the 292-foot San Francisco Belle. Part of the “Hornblower Cruises” fleet, the Belle provided us with four open bars, 2 floors of dancing, plentiful […]


Dolores McElroy from Film Studies and Tholfaqar Mardan Al Emara from Engineering meet at the party

Wellness Party Goes Well

Anthony Hall and patio filled with cheery graduate students for the Graduate Student Happiness & Well-Being Report Release Party! The results officially came out earlier that morning, partly covered in a TBG article that the Director of Graduate Student Wellness Janell Tryon authored. Tryon welcomed the guests, and School of Information PhD student Galen Panger presented the […]

Exceptional Faculty Mentors at UC Berkeley: Above and Beyond Academia

On Thursday, April 9th, campus community members gathered at Anna Head Alumnae Hall to honor faculty who made an outstanding contribution to mentoring graduate students at UC Berkeley. Around 60 students, faculty, and staff attended the ceremony where both the Graduate Division awards and the Graduate Assembly awards were presented. The event was emotional; many […]

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