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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UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11

The UC Berkeley Muslim Students Association staged a silent demonstration on Sproul Plaza Tuesday in support of the Irvine 11 — a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students arrested for disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the campus in February 2010. The protest was part of a
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Supporters celebrate signing of the California DREAM Act

The dreary weather painted a sharp contrast to the mood in Eshleman Hall, as undocumented students and supporters celebrated the passing of the second part of the California DREAM Act at a press conference Monday. “Anytime a ‘DREAMer’ publicly identifies themselves, they draw the risk of deportation,” said Blanca Mendez,
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Haas School of Business cafe to get new look, vendor

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business cafe will soon undergo several major changes in ownership, operations and food selection. Beginning Dec. 1, a new vendor — Stradavarius Inc., a group that has prior experience serving at other campus locations such as the Free Speech Movement Cafe and Cafe Zeb at
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Campus mumps outbreak grows to over 40 suspected and confirmed cases

The California Department of Public Health confirmed Monday that the mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley — which has grown to 44 suspected and confirmed cases — began when a UC Berkeley student contracted the virus in Great Britain. Department spokesperson Matt Conens said in an email Monday that laboratory-confirmed cases of
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