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The Berkeley Wire: 01.04.12

UC Berkeley and the public Ivies: Five lingering questions [WaPo]
Diversity urged at UC Berkeley engineering school [Chronicle]
Mayor’s former chief of staff starts job at Cal [Daily Cal]
Seismologist on what Berkeley quakes mean [Wall Street Journal]
Cal-Stanford 2012 Big Game to be played in October, not November [Cal Athletics]
Police use of pepper spray had spotty record in Berkeley last year [Berkeley Voice]
Don Reed brings “Kipling Hall” to The Marsh in Berkeley [Chronicle]
Armed robbery on College at Durant Tuesday, suspects at large [UC Police]

Photo: Ceramic sculptures on Spruce, by sisterfish3/Berkeleyside Flickr pool.