The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a “Right to Know” ordinance on Tuesday. It requires cellphone retailers to provide consumers with information that warns them to keep a minimum safe distance between their bodies and their phones. More information on the ordinance at Mother Jones.
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One professor is offering essay extensions to students who were harmed or teargassed during the protests.
If any of my #Berkeley students were teargassed, batoned or shot w/rubber bullets last night, you can have an extension on your essay.
— kaya oakes (@kayaoakes) December 7, 2014
The professor did get a lot of backlash over that Tweet, with one woman claiming this is why our education system is a failure.
@kayaoakes That is one of the strangest things I’ve ever read on Twitter, & that is an example of what is wrong with our educational system
— Ruby Beets (@Rubybeets) December 7, 2014
h/t Jerome P. for the video.
Venue interviews one of the more interesting professors you’ll run into at any university, Ken Goldberg:
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The Hayward Fault runs through the center of the UC Berkeley campus, famously splitting the university’s football stadium in half from end to end. It has, according to the 2008 Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, a thirty-one percent probability of rupturing in a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake within the next thirty years, making it the likeliest site for the next big California quake.
Nonetheless, for the majority of East Bay residents, the fault is out of sight and out of mind—for example, five out of six Californian homeowners have no earthquake insurance.
Meanwhile, three-quarters of a mile north of Memorial Stadium, and just a few hundred yards west of the fault trace, is the office of Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Berkeley.