Study looks into benefits of reflective roofs

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are investigating how reflective roofs can save on electric bills and send solar radiation back into space. Lab researchers are measuring how white, reflective roofs can save money on an individual level by studying whether they reduce a building’s air conditioning costs. On
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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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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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Soreness, swelling signifies mumps for a sickly student

It was just a normal, busy end of the week for UC Berkeley junior Janki Patel: she dutifully participated in a discussion section for class the morning of Sept. 29, attended a press conference on the new redistricting proposal the following morning and organized UC Berkeley’s annual Raas Garba later
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Pat Brown’s Grille to revamp its image with renovations

UC Berkeley eatery Pat Brown’s Grille closed its doors Monday for the next few months to completely remodel its interior, in hopes of revamping the reputation of Cal Dining. The eatery will finish its makeover and reopen its doors in late January 2012, if construction goes as scheduled. The renovations
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UC Berkeley group advertises cupcakes — for $22,000

The UC Movement for Efficient Privatization jumped on the bake sale bandwagon Wednesday afternoon when its members came out on Sproul Plaza to satirically raise awareness about rising cost of public education. Representatives from the group promised free cupcakes if students signed up for $22,000 student loan applications provided by
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Coalition discusses overturning Proposition 209

A pro-affirmative action coalition hosted a forum Tuesday night to address the legal issues of a lawsuit it has filed against Proposition 209 — a California law that bans public institutions from considering race, sex and ethnicity in, among other things, the college admissions process. Shanta Driver, lead attorney for
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Number of confirmed campus mumps cases rises to 15

Over 750 people attended UC Berkeley University Health Services’ second mumps vaccination clinic Tuesday in light of the mumps outbreak that emerged on campus in the last two weeks. Unlike the first vaccination clinic held Thursday, which prompted more than 900 students, faculty and staff to wait in line for over
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