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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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