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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Janki Patel, a third year ISF major, had mumps.

Soreness, swelling signifies mumps for a sickly student

It was just a normal, busy end of the week for UC Berkeley junior Janki Patel: she dutifully participated in a discussion section for class the morning of Sept. 29, attended a press conference on the new redistricting proposal the following morning and organized UC Berkeley’s annual Raas Garba later
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Pat Brown's, a grill run by Cal Dining in the Genetics and Plant Biology Building, is currently closed for renovations.

Pat Brown’s Grille to revamp its image with renovations

UC Berkeley eatery Pat Brown’s Grille closed its doors Monday for the next few months to completely remodel its interior, in hopes of revamping the reputation of Cal Dining. The eatery will finish its makeover and reopen its doors in late January 2012, if construction goes as scheduled. The renovations
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Members of the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization held a bake sale on Upper Sproul Plaza, charging $22,000 per cupcake. This pricing represented the proposed student fee increase to $22,000.

UC Berkeley group advertises cupcakes — for $22,000

The UC Movement for Efficient Privatization jumped on the bake sale bandwagon Wednesday afternoon when its members came out on Sproul Plaza to satirically raise awareness about rising cost of public education. Representatives from the group promised free cupcakes if students signed up for $22,000 student loan applications provided by
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A forum on Affernative Action was held in a classroom in Wurster Hall.

Coalition discusses overturning Proposition 209

A pro-affirmative action coalition hosted a forum Tuesday night to address the legal issues of a lawsuit it has filed against Proposition 209 — a California law that bans public institutions from considering race, sex and ethnicity in, among other things, the college admissions process. Shanta Driver, lead attorney for
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Number of confirmed campus mumps cases rises to 15

Over 750 people attended UC Berkeley University Health Services’ second mumps vaccination clinic Tuesday in light of the mumps outbreak that emerged on campus in the last two weeks. Unlike the first vaccination clinic held Thursday, which prompted more than 900 students, faculty and staff to wait in line for over
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Demostrators stand in front of Sather Gate to protest the convictions of ten UC Irvine and Riverside students.

UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11

The UC Berkeley Muslim Students Association staged a silent demonstration on Sproul Plaza Tuesday in support of the Irvine 11 — a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students arrested for disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the campus in February 2010. The protest was part of a
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Mario Lopez (left) and CalSERVE senator Ju Hong (right) spoke at a press conference on Monday in support of Jerry Brown signing the DREAM Act.

Supporters celebrate signing of the California DREAM Act

The dreary weather painted a sharp contrast to the mood in Eshleman Hall, as undocumented students and supporters celebrated the passing of the second part of the California DREAM Act at a press conference Monday. “Anytime a ‘DREAMer’ publicly identifies themselves, they draw the risk of deportation,” said Blanca Mendez,
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Haas School of Business cafe to get new look, vendor

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business cafe will soon undergo several major changes in ownership, operations and food selection. Beginning Dec. 1, a new vendor — Stradavarius Inc., a group that has prior experience serving at other campus locations such as the Free Speech Movement Cafe and Cafe Zeb at
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