Federal lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley officials

Six individuals, including former and current UC Berkeley students, have filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that four campus officials violated their constitutional rights by punitively arresting and jailing 66 people participating in a December 2009 demonstration. According to the complaint — filed Oct. 7 in the U.S. District
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Study looks into benefits of reflective roofs

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are investigating how reflective roofs can save on electric bills and send solar radiation back into space. Lab researchers are measuring how white, reflective roofs can save money on an individual level by studying whether they reduce a building’s air conditioning costs. On
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Two phases of Lower Sproul renovation consolidated into one

Students and administrators have struggled to fit all the pieces of Lower Sproul Plaza’s flashy, multimillion-dollar renovation within its $223 million price tag over the past year. But as the project nears one of its final major hurdles in front of the UC Board of Regents next month, the campus
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The library on the seventh floor of Eshleman Hall is being turned into commercial space.

Eshleman Library to become commercial space

Eshleman Library — previously the campus’s only 24-hour study space that allowed food and drinks — will officially be turned into commercial space until Eshleman Hall’s planned demolition next fall. The ASUC Senate unanimously approved a bill — authored by Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein — at its meeting Wednesday
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