UC Berkeley participates in recycling competition

UC Berkeley began competing last week in RecycleMania, a contest between colleges in the United States and Canada designed to divert waste from landfills through recycling and composting. During the eight-week competition, participating schools report the amount of recycling and trash collected on their campuses each week, and competitors can
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Newsom speaks out against Brown’s higher education budget

Over the past weeks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has become increasingly critical of Gov. Jerry Brown’s handling of the state’s higher education budget. Newsom — who sits on the UC Board of Regents and the California State University Board of Trustees — spoke out against Brown’s higher education budget in
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Proposed parking policy could mean more lenient ticketing

The city of Berkeley could change its parking policy so that people approaching their vehicles will not be fined if parking enforcement officers are in the process of writing the ticket. Councilmember Kriss Worthington said he suggested this proposal — which the Berkeley City Council will consider at its meeting
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Occupy Cal protest continues on steps of Sproul Hall

A group of Occupy Cal protesters continued an encampment on the steps of Sproul Hall as of Sunday afternoon, extending a protest that began Thursday on the three month anniversary of the Nov. 9 campus protests. Around 3 p.m. Sunday, 30 to 40 protesters gathered on the steps for a
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ASUC Senate votes to support Day of Action protesting Prop. 209

The ASUC Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill supporting a Feb. 13 Day of Action in favor of overturning Proposition 209, a 1996 bill that prohibits affirmative action in admissions to public institutions. Under the bill, the senate will withdraw about $400 from its Contingency Fund to support the
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AC Transit was forced to cut costs in order to balance its budget.

ASUC Senate postpones vote on bus pass bill

Lack of data on student bus usage stalled the ASUC Senate from voting on a bill that would put a referendum on the 2012 general election ballot to give students the option to extend unlimited ridership on local bus services. The bill — authored by ASUC President Vishalli Loomba and
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Rape reported near UC Berkeley campus

A rape was reported last week near the UC Berkeley campus. According to Berkeley Police Department Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the rape occurred Jan. 29 at approximately 12:45 a.m. on the 2300 block of Warring Street, an area with at least two sororities and three fraternities nearby. Kusmiss said she could
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