Judicial Council questions ASUC president, proponents of V.O.I.C.E. Initiative

The ASUC Judicial Council considered arguments and witness testimony surrounding the validity of ASUC President Vishalli Loomba’s executive order invalidating the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative from the 2012 general election ballot at a hearing Wednesday night. Over the course of the six-hour hearing, the council heard arguments and extensively questioned the legitimacy
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Fistfight ends tree-sit in People’s Park

A fistfight effectively ended a two-daylong tree-sit in People’s Park Tuesday. UCPD received a call at around 11 a.m. alerting the department that a tree-sitter had descended from his perch to engage in a fight with another park occupant, according to UCPD spokesperson Lt. Eric Tejada. Upon arrival, UCPD followed
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ASUC candidates make physical, personal sacrifices for campaigns

CalSERVE Senator Anthony Galace sat eating lunch in front of the Bear’s Lair Food Court in Lower Sproul Plaza Wednesday afternoon, glad to have a moment of normalcy the day before the release of ASUC election results. Galace spent several 20-hour days campaigning for ASUC executive vice president on top
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Faces of Berkeley: Jim Patton, adventuring professor

Integrative biology professor emeritus has been shipwrecked five times

UC Berkeley professor emeritus Jim Patton’s desk is nestled comfortably among rows of large gray cases storing hundreds of stuffed and oftentimes exotic creatures that have been carefully studied by researchers at the campus Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. As a curator at the museum for the last 40 years, the retired professor of
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Over $11,500 spent in ASUC election this year

Campaign finance documents for the 2012 ASUC general election show that candidates reported they spent a total of about $11,815. The Student Action party spent the most, but the party also ran the most candidates. Candidates from Student Action and CalSERVE — traditionally the strongest student political parties — spent
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UC Berkeley celebrates Earth Week with series of events

A variety of events are being held at UC Berkeley leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, including a concert, environmental workshops and a Sustainability Summit featuring remarks from UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. Each day of Cal Earth Week — sponsored by the ASUC Sustainability Team — has its
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Plans for vacant Telegraph lot meet obstacles

The designs for a new project that would fill a long-vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue have been completed but will have to face some obstacles before any plans can come to fruition. Although it has been empty for about 20 years, the lot — at 2501 Haste St. — could soon
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