Retirement of ASUC Auxiliary Director announced

After 33 years of employment at UC Berkeley, ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul retired Wednesday, just days before the auxiliary undergoes a major realignment. During his time on campus, Permaul has held positions in the Department of Recreational Sports, the Physical Plant, UCPD, Parking and Transportation and the ASUC Auxiliary.
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Campus alumna Mia Geurts received the award for her humanitarian efforts in addition to her military service.

UC Berkeley alumna honored as Veteran of the Year

UC Berkeley alumna Mia Geurts was honored by State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, as the district’s Veteran of the Year last Wednesday. At a luncheon ceremony held Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento, Geurts — who served as a United States Army combat medic in Iraq — was presented with the award
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William Tatlonghari, David Moreno-Medina and Maria Parar visit the Campanile, which will begin being renovated starting July 5. The process will last just under six weeks.

Campanile renovations will cost about $40,000

UC Berkeley’s Sather Tower, better known as the Campanile, will be closed to visitors for six weeks beginning next month to make its entrance more wheelchair accessible. Due to the fact that the only visitor-accessible entrance will be blocked by construction efforts, visitors will not be allowed inside the building
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Code of Student Conduct task force submits final report

Nearly eight months after its creation, the campus’s Code of Student Conduct Task Force submitted its final report Thursday, detailing proposed revisions to the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct. The task force was formally charged by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer in October 2010 with the responsibility
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Budget proposal spurs on UC athletics debate

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on intercollegiate athletics in the state budget. In just one line situated in the Democrats’ 2011-12 budget proposal, lawmakers have once again reignited the controversy surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics. Among a seemingly long list of cuts to the various
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Study encourages farmers to rely less on rented bees

California farmers can save money on their pollinated crops and ensure a more ecologically sustainable food supply, which could eventually reduce prices of pollen-based produce, if they rely less on renting honey bees, according to a recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley. The study, published in the June issue
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UC Berkeley alumna and former detained hiker Sarah Shourd advocated the release of her companions during her speech.

Former detained hiker speaks on campus

UC Berkeley alumna Sarah Shourd recounted the details of her 410-day imprisonment in Iran’s Evin Prison to a crowded lecture hall, advocating for the release of two alumni who remain detained in the country after nearly two years. The lecture, facilitated by the campus’s Berkeley Lecture Series, consisted of a
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Studio adds art classes to close deficit

The ASUC Art Studio, which has been on the UC Berkeley campus for over 50 years, plans to expand the amount of classes it offers in an effort to close its ongoing deficit. Accordingly, the ASUC Store Operations Board discussed the future of the studio at its meeting last Wednesday.
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