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Amid the pandemic, a landmark program keeps students plugged in

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By Abby Cohn When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Berkeley to pivot to remote learning last year, an exceptional campus program extended a digital lifeline to thousands of financially needy students. The Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) has kept 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students educationally connected by loaning out laptops, Wi-Fi hot spots, webcams, and other … Continue Reading »

Athletics: Fall sports

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With the fall semester underway, many of the Golden Bear teams are in the hearts of their seasons with Pac-12 action dominating schedules as they build toward the postseason. Cal football will welcome fans for Homecoming Weekend when the Bears host Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 2 with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. The remainder … Continue Reading »

Inspired to give

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Berkeley parents proudly make the case for support By David Peterkofsky Jennifer and Doug Claman maintain very busy schedules — she is an obstetrician and gynecologist, and he is an investor and broker working in industrial real estate. But giving back is also a priority for the couple from Manhattan Beach, California, and nowhere is … Continue Reading »

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