orientation

So you learned the Time Warp dance and your classic Cal chants at CalSO, most of which you’ve forgotten at this point — solid. But there’s one thing you’re missing: The Daily Clog. Rather than shamelessly self-plug, we’ll provide you with a guide of a few useful things that they failed to mention to you at orientation. Find them useful, procreate and then thank us later. read more »


moneyWe know what you’re thinking. The school’s health insurance is already so high quality, how could it possibly get any better? Well, for 2011-12 UC Berkeley will join the new UC SHIP plan, which covers over 130,000 UC students and actually cuts costs. Here are some improvements to the system:

  • the generic prescription pay was lowered from $15 to $5
  • the co-insurance coverage was raised from 80 percent to 90 percent
  • there is now a dependent plan option for children and partners

The Tang Center still isn’t exactly the paragon of medical practice, but these lower costs definitely help.

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UC Berkeley joins new UC SHIP for 2011-12 [University Health Services via UC NewsCenter]