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Negotiations for redevelopment of Bowles Hall underway

The board approved terms for the negotiation of the property’s lease to the Bowles Hall Foundation, a nonprofit organization composed mainly of UC Berkeley alumni, which would oversee the construction efforts and operate Bowles Hall as a residential college. Intended to reopen in August 2016, students would be encouraged to live in the newly co-ed college for the duration of their undergraduate education.
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Overcrowded housing

CAMPUS ISSUES: The Residential Student Service Programs should have prepared for a large class of incoming freshmen, eliminating any possibility of a housing scarcity.

With the largest incoming freshman class in UC Berkeley history coming to campus this fall, the Residential Student Service Programs need to ensure that all students are guaranteed quality housing. Reports that the impending increase in the size of the student body might lead to a scarcity in campus housing
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