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Dropbox, the fantastic online storage service, is currently having a “Space Race” competition to see which university can get the most students on Dropbox. Dropbox is giving away free space for your Dropbox account (up to an extra 25 GB) that is good for two years. read more »


shorts11-235x300John Yoo’s super-secret seminar just got a little less secret. [New York Times]

“But at this time of financial crisis, the UC is forging ahead with its plan to borrow $320 million to renovate the aging Memorial Stadium for the football team.” [California Watch]

There’s a lack of fog in Northern California lately, and the redwood trees are getting stressed out. [New York Times]

Facebook is now the number two most visited site on the internet, watch out Google! [San Francisco Business Times]

Race and schools: the battle races on. [New York Times]

Earlier: Yoo-reka! And Stuff


An exhibit kicking off this Saturday at the Lawrence Hall of Science will endeavor to demystify, deguiltify, decolor and debunk everything you ever thought you knew about RACE.

Several hands-on features of the exhibit cater specifically to us tactile learners: a scanning microscope which will match your very own skin tone with exotic “others,” a touch-screen take on the old school game of concentration involving vocal stereotypes, and an animated map tracing our roots from Africa.

Perhaps this exhibit, put together by the American Anthropological Association, will finally bring all you lingering polygenists up to speed. Yeah, we’re talking to you, you beard-sporting, sweater-vest-wearing, pipe-smoking, fine upholstery-sitting racist.

The exhibit will run until May 2.

Image Source: Colin Purrington under Creative Commons
RACE: Are We So Different? [Lawrence Hall of Science]


Earlier today, the Daily Cal’s editor-in-chief Bryan Thomas confirmed through email:

The Colbert Report has purchased rights to run one of our videos tonight, produced by our very own Tess Townsend.

The video in question is about Escape from Berkeley, a race from Berkeley to Las Vegas sans petroleum. If “The Colbert Report” shows the video tonight, we’ll try to update as soon as we can with the clip.

The show may or may not air our hot videographer skills, but at least they’re impressed enough to buy our video? Or they just find something to mock. Dun dun dun.

EDIT: Success! The full episode is up, and Escape from Berkeley hits the Sport Report at 11:40 in. Catch all two seconds of Daily Cal glory and lots of Berkeley jabs.

Escape from Berkeley [YouTube]
Relay Helps Fuel the Use Of Alternative Energy Forms [Daily Cal]
Earlier: Environmentalists Escape From Berkeley


800px-yes_it_does.jpg Since many of you readers are hugely excited about the Mar. 3-8 “Reclaiming the Space” Week–during which down folks will “fuck shit up,” according to the Facebook invitation–we at the Clog decided to do a whole post dedicated to a subject quite dear to our, and presumably your, hearts.

Let’s talk about diversity! So, other than reclaiming the Multicultural Center, here are a few more recent items that have Berkeley bubbling about race issues:

UC Berkeley now has a $5 million Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion that will help study ways to make people feel more equal and included. We personally believe that feeling included comes partially from the attitude of the “exclusive” group, partially from within yourself and partially from multi-culturally colored sofas in Heller Lounge. [Daily Cal]

Did you hear about Allen Jackson, the President of the NAACP Berkeley Chapter who claimed that all Berkeley police officers were out to kill as many black people as they can? His remarks came after Berkeley resident Anita Gay was shot by an officer two weeks ago. Apparently, the NAACP itself does not condone the President's remarks. Oh, overzealous activists--see, Code Pink? Look what you started. [Mercury News]

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