Salih Muhammad, chair of the campus Black Student Union, spoke at the ASUC emergency senate meeting on Sunday night.

ASUC Senate passes student group conduct bill

Emergency meeting lasted 30 minutes

The ASUC Senate unanimously passed a bill at an emergency meeting Sunday evening to promote “respectful ASUC student organization conduct,” in light of the controversy surrounding the Berkeley College Republicans’ plans to hold an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale.” The bake sale — which created a tiered structure for the pricing
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Plastic water bottles for sale at the Golden Bear.

ASUC Senate seeks to further bottled water ban efforts

If everything goes according to the ASUC Senate’s plan, bottled water will be a product of the past on the UC Berkeley campus by 2014. More than five months after the passage of a student initiative calling for the campus to phase out its sale of bottled water, the senate
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ASUC senators gather for the first meeting of the school year to discuss various campus issues.

New senate convenes, sets goals

ASUC senators opened the year’s inaugural meeting Wednesday night with brief discussions about impending campus issues — including the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation and further tuition increases — and executive goals for the academic year. The roughly six-hour senate meeting — which according to Executive Vice President Chris Alabastro was
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ASUC Store Operations Board holds retreat to tackle issues

The ASUC Store Operations Board discussed the possibility of a new charter and reviewed the financial statuses of businesses under its jurisdiction at last weekend’s retreat. Although no official board decisions were made, attendees did briefly discuss the decision to postpone rechartering. A decision to recharter would have involved adopting
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Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor reopens

Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor Saigon Eats reopened this week after having been closed for the past week. The eatery’s unpaid rent led some to speculate that the prolonged absence might be related to an inability to pay, or possibly just vacation time. Saigon Eats employee Omar Cervera said the business
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Campus restaurant Saigon Eats, which is among the vendors in the Bear’s Lair Food Court, closed recently as a result of outstanding rent totaling $32,000.

Campus eatery might not reopen due to unpaid rent

For the last week or so, one of the vendors in the Bear’s Lair Food Court has remained conspicuously closed, raising concern that the vendor may not be able to pay its rent. More than one explanation could be behind the recent closure of Saigon Eats on campus. It could
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Campus signs letter of intent for new Pepsi beverage contract

Though negotiations have yet to be finalized for a 10-year beverage contract, UC Berkeley signed a letter of intent Friday with PepsiCo Inc., establishing a framework under which the two parties will operate until a final contract is signed. The letter of intent states that major terms of the contract
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The Bear’s Lair Pub, located on Lower Sproul Plaza, will open for one year under new management — a partnership of Bay Area business owners — on Thursday.

Campus pub to open with new management

The Bear’s Lair Pub on campus will open under new management this week, about one year before the space will likely close as part of a broader renovation project for Lower Sproul Plaza. At a meeting of the ASUC Store Operations Board last Thursday, board members said a partnership of
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Controversy continues in Auxiliary’s realignment

Though the administrative arm of the ASUC began reporting to a different department on campus July 1, little else has changed so far. Aside from its direct change in reporting structure, further effects of the ASUC Auxiliary’s highly debated realignment to the Division of Student Affairs will come later, officials
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