Editor’s Note: Due to ridiculously high traffic all day Friday, the Clog was sporadically down for much of the day. Thus we resorted to Twitter for all of our occupation coverage. The above slideshow is a culmination of all the pictures we posted on Twitter taken by various Daily Cal employees. What follows are the highlights from our Twitter coverage. You can expect a more comprehensive post later.

*BREAKING: Students take over Wheeler Hall. http://tr.im/FnuQ http://tr.im/Fnv8 read more »

Ooh, neat picture...Apparently, for increasing numbers of Berkeley students, the prospect of fixing our own country’s problems just isn’t enough anymore–not when they can minor in saving the whole world! OK, so that might be a bit of a gross over-simplification, but the numbers are in and “Global Poverty and Practice” has officially taken education’s spot as Berkeley’s most popular minor.

The minor has been around for just two years, but darn if it ain’t just the fastest-growin’ li’l academic sprout you ever did see–thanks in no small part to super-professor Ananya Roy.  And fortunately for the existential well-being of the 150 or so global poverty minors running around campus, she’s got the savvy to preemptively discourage delusions of globe-rescuing grandeur: read more »

goldendeliciousShe’s the rock star who teaches every class in a pencil skirt and vertiginous heels. Her lectures are so inspiring that she has to request her students withhold their applause at the end of each one. She’s the chair of the undergraduate urban-studies major and the associate dean of academic affairs in the International and Area Studies department. Her name is Ananya Roy, and she’s out to make you care, damnit.

A week ago, delivery interrupted a graduate seminar that Roy was teaching to heap much adulation and apples and purty flowers upon her unsuspecting person. The formal Golden Apple Award ceremony will take place in Dwinelle Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, when she’ll deliver her “Ideal Last Lecture” and rack up a couple of grand for being just that awesome.

Roy teaches the wildly popular course, “Global Poverty: Challenges and Hopes in the New Millenium”, every fall semester. Reportedly, the class started out as an eight-week seminar with space for about a couple dozen students. Then it expanded. And expanded. And kept right on expanding. It was like the universe or Google or something. read more »