UC Berkeley assistant coach resigns after allegations

U.S. News

A University of California, Berkeley assistant basketball coach has resigned after sexual harassment allegations, dropping the appeal of the school's attempt to fire him. Yann Hufnagel resigned Thursday, a day before the results of his review were to be released. The school gave Hufnagel a termination notice last month after a female journalist covering the team said he made many unwelcome advances toward her. His attorney, Mary McNamara, said in a statement Thursday that the "toxic environment at UC Berkeley" has made it impossible for Hufnagel to rejoin the basketball team he loves. The allegations against Hufnagel were among many recent high-profile sexual harassment cases at UC Berkeley that have raised questions over top officials' handling of them.


The Latest: Vigil honors Berkeley student slain in France

U.S. News

Students leave condolences on a banner for Nicolas Leslie, who was killed in France last week, during a vigil at the University of California, Berkeley Monday, July 18, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. Leslie, 20, a Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as an energetic and engaged member of the campus community. Leslie was an aspiring entrepreneur and environmentalist who participated in fraternity life and a student-run consulting group that provides marketing, research and social responsibility advice to businesses, student body President William Morrow said.


Augmented Reality News: Robot Controlling Technology Is On The Horizon

International Business Times

Professors at the University of California, Berkeley have fully immersed themselves and their students into the world of virtual and augmented reality. The group is currently working to develop ISAACS (Immersive Semi-Autonomous Area Command System), a software which will help humans discover a robot's intentions. "If there's a robot over there - scary or not - you look at this robot and have no idea what this robot is trying to do. You have no idea what this robot can do," said Dr. Allen Yang, executive director for the Center for Augmented Cognition at UC Berkeley in an interview. ISAACS will be accessible via AR headsets and has the capability of determining a robots intentions just by looking at it.


On the grounds of People's Park, UC Berkeley proposes housing for students and the homeless

Los Angeles Times

Over the years, campus activists have fiercely defended the park, most famously in May 1969, when student body President-elect Dan Siegel urged a crowd at Sproul Plaza to "take back the park" after the fence went up. More than 6,000 protesters joined the march, and the violent clash with authorities that followed left one student dead, a person blinded and scores of others injured and arrested.


Ann Coulter a No-Show at Raucous but Peaceful Berkeley Rally

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Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters.