Electronic Frontier Foundation has this piece out:
"15 Universities Have Formed A Company That Looks A Lot Like A Patent Troll" https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/15-universities-have-formed-company-looks-lot-patent-troll it involves: The fifteen members of the University Technology Licensing Program are expected to be: Brown University California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Columbia University Cornell University Harvard University Northwestern University Princeton University State University of New York at Binghamton University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Illinois University of Michigan University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California Yale University __ "UC Berkeley should reconsider its proposed student housing plans" https://www.dailycal.org/2021/06/08/uc-berkeley-should-reconsider-its-proposed-student-housing-plans-at-peoples-park-1921-walnut-st/ __ "Berkeley Launched Graduate Fellowship Socially Minded Architecture and Planning
Design Degrees for Social Justice Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design launches new pilot graduate fellowship program providing free tuition to students pursuing social justice-oriented careers."
"Chakrabarti said the commitment to work in social justice-related roles after graduating is nonbinding, and the program will not include a verification mechanism. But he said he is not worried about students following through.“We know our students, and this is what most of them want to do regardless of this program,” Chakrabarti said."
__ "Instead of UC Berkeley Changemaker program, support Save Mills, UC Mills campaigns" https://www.dailycal.org/2021/04/15/instead-of-uc-berkeley-changemaker-program-support-save-mills-uc-mills-campaigns/ apparently this gen counsel from Mills has now become gen counsel for LBNL: https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/05/21/therese-leone-chief-laboratory-counsel/ __
"COVID lab leak theory: Berkeley scientist on need for answers" https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/06/06/covid-lab-leak-theory-why-berkeley-scientist-wants-answers/
this could have impact on Fall return to campuses:"Significant and Sustained Drop in Teen and Adult Immunization Rates During Pandemic, Study Shows - 26 million doses of CDC-recommended vaccines were missed in 2020 - Non-influenza vaccine claims dropped up to 40% from the same period in 2019"
and UCSD had: "COVID-19 pandemic interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention"
JnJCashkindaDay for some: