State to consider bond funding for Campbell Hall reconstruction

A public works board meeting Thursday will determine the fate of the majority of the funding for the demolition and reconstruction of UC Berkeley’s Campbell Hall. The State Public Works Board will vote on whether to authorize the sale of $65.2 million in state bonds for the building, which will
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State legislators pledge support for protest at UC Berkeley

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and state Senator Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, lauded student efforts to fight budget cuts and expressed a clear willingness to support the student movement at a forum Monday night. Speaking to an audience of about 35 students, Skinner and Hancock recalled how past protests impacted them. They
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Brochures and flyers across the UC Berkeley campus adverstise the Occupy Cal walkouts planned for Wednesday and Thursday.

UC Berkeley Day of Action planned for Wednesday

As Nov. 9 — dubbed a “Day of Action for Public Education” — approaches, UC Berkeley students, faculty and campus leaders are expected to come out to protest against budget cuts and tuition hikes in California public universities. According to organizers, the all-day Wednesday protest is scheduled to kick off
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UC Berkeley student loan debt less than nation’s average

Average student loan debt increased by 5 percent nationally in 2009-10 — making it more than $9,000 higher than the average debt of a graduating UC Berkeley student. The average student loan debt of graduating college seniors rose to $25,250, according to the Project on Student Debt report conducted by
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Proposals aim to streamline student services at UC Berkeley

Should two new campus proposals be approved, students and student groups could more easily access services from transaction advisers. The student services team of Operational Excellence — a campus cost-cutting initiative aiming to save $75 million annually — presented two proposals to create one-stop centers for student business services and
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UC Berkeley alum dies after falling off building in India

A UC Berkeley graduate was declared dead after falling from the 11th floor of an apartment building in Mumbai, India. Sharmi Doshi, who majored in political science, was reportedly talking on her cellphone when she fell off the balcony around 4 a.m., according to the Times of India. Doshi, a
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Engineering classes, including Mechanical Engineering C85, have lower numbers of female students.

Campus works to improve atmosphere for women in College of Engineering

A recent California Watch article that addressed sexism experienced by a UC Berkeley engineering student has prompted administrators in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering to examine discrimination in the male-dominated college. The article, which featured UC Berkeley senior Cassie Parkos — a mechanical engineering and material sciences major —
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