Southside Plan will increase affordable housing around campus

Following longstanding efforts to increase affordable housing throughout the city of Berkeley, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week will further promote the development of affordable units over the next few years as the city seeks to increase the availability of low-cost housing for UC Berkeley
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Community members react to approval of Southside Plan

In the midst of a vast amount of support for increased affordable student housing directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week has left some community members unsure about how it will improve the business climate in the area. The
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Littlebird sits in a tree in People's Park.

People’s Park tree-sitter preaches park issues to passersby

Sitting on top of a high cedar tree in People’s Park, a protester who calls himself Littlebird preached to a small audience Friday afternoon, shouting chants and poetry to park dwellers, police officers and passers-by. The conference, which lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, consisted of Littlebird reading poetry and
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Two confirmed cases of mumps reported at UC Berkeley

Two confirmed cases of mumps and an additional suspected case have been reported at three UC Berkeley student residences, university officials said Friday. The confirmed cases involved students living at the Clark Kerr residence hall and the Cloyne Court student cooperative, said  University Health Services Medical Director Brad Buchman in an email
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Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, with ASUC members behind her, speaks on the steps of city hall.

Students submit redistricting proposal to create student supermajority district

UC Berkeley student leaders, Berkeley City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, gathered on the steps of city hall Friday morning to submit a redistricting proposal for the creation of two student super-majority districts. Under overcast skies, ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman, ASUC President Vishalli Loomba,
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New director of Letters and Science advising appointed

Roseanne Fong, the current director of New Student Services, has been appointed as director of undergraduate advising for the College of Letters and Science, according to an announcement made Monday. Fong will begin in her new position starting Oct. 10, after serving as the director of new student services for
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