Lower Sproul renovation delayed by postponement of UC regents’ meeting

Lower Sproul’s renovation would have reached one of its final major hurdles before the UC Board of Regents Wednesday, when campus leaders from UC Berkeley were prepared to make their case for the multimillion dollar construction project. But with the board’s meeting’s postponement, campus administrators and student leaders are going
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Trading spaces

CAMPUS ISSUES: Though we are sad to see the only 24-hour food-friendly study space on campus lost, we understand the decision.

The ASUC Senate authorized at its meeting last Wednesday the conversion of the Eshleman Library from student space to a commercial venue until next fall, when Eshleman Hall is scheduled to be demolished. However, the authorization won’t really change anything. Last year, former ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul and former
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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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Lower Sproul project to move to one phase

Pending approval by the UC Board of Regents, Lower Sproul Plaza’s renovation will be consolidated into one part instead of two, reducing the cost of the project by millions of dollars. The $223 million project was previously split into two parts: the first including the demolition of Eshleman Hall, and
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Toni Martin (center), the first Editor-in-Chief of the independent Daily Californian,  sits with Jim Branson (left) and Trish Hall (right) in a staff meeting.

Former editors remember a history marked by controversy

The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication. The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that
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Tolman earthquake safety 101

In the event of an earthquake, the best response for those stationed in Tolman Hall would be to “duck, cover and hold,” UC Berkeley officials urged earlier today. Officials held a town hall meeting to discuss the building’s continued vulnerability to earthquakes, given that UC Berkeley was denied some $202
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