Executive VP candidates plan for mobilization, Lower Sproul renovation

Two of the third-party candidates running for executive vice president in the ASUC elections share similar goals of mobilizing student activism, while the CalSERVE and Student Action candidates’ platforms focus more on the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation and increasing access to student resources. The ASUC executive vice president’s responsibilities include leading
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External Affairs VP candidates explain higher education goals

Candidates for ASUC external affairs vice president this year intend to advocate for students’ voice at the state and local levels of government, but the candidates differ in where they intend to focus and how they plan to achieve their goals. The external affairs vice president focuses on matters outside
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Major parties’ candidates may be exceeding spending limits

The two major student political parties have spent significantly more than third parties for ASUC campaign materials, and some candidates are in danger of exceeding spending limits if the cost of food from campaign events is included. According to ASUC bylaws, if spending surpasses $1,000 per executive candidate or $200
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Students discuss selection of new chancellor at town hall

Students and faculty brainstormed feasible ways to democratize the selection process for UC Berkeley’s new chancellor Wednesday night. Although the event was titled “Town Hall to Democratically Elect a New Chancellor,” the group of 25 people discussed ways the campus can change the UC’s selection process to replace Chancellor Robert
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UC Berkeley Labor Center teach-in focuses on economic inequality

A teach-in hosted by the UC Berkeley Labor Center Wednesday entitled “Economic Inequality Teach In: Causes, Consequences and Solutions,” featured some of the campus’s prominent economic and political thinkers and social justice activists analyzing the causes and consequences of injustices that continue to exist. Solutions to growing economic inequality include
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Study: Humans emit about 37 million bacteria per hour

A recent study may give germophobic students yet another reason to dread going to lecture. A joint study of indoor microbial composition by UC Berkeley and Yale University researchers found that human presence causes a significant increase in levels of bacteria and fungi indoors. The average human emission, the study
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