Male victim of strong arm robbery on Grinnell Pathway

A UC Berkeley affiliate was allegedly robbed of his cell phone on the western part of campus Friday night. Around 7 p.m., the 21-year-old affiliate was talking on his cell phone while walking westbound on the Grinnell Pathway. As the victim passed the loading dock of the Life Sciences Addition, he
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Man victim of armed robbery on Gayley Road

A UC Berkeley affiliate was the victim of armed robbery Friday night near Northside. A 20-year-old male was walking towards the Foothill Dining Commons on Gayley Road south of Hearst Avenue when he was approached by a male around 11:00 p.m, according to police. After asking to use the victim’s cell
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Ned’s Bookstore downsizing and remodeling

Ned’s Berkeley Bookstore will be downsizing and remodeling its Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue location to save money, just as the spring semester is about to end. The bookstore is giving up its lease on the three floors adjacent to the store and will move books and materials originally stored
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Lebanese Student Association withdraws from national network

After the president of the Lebanese Student Association at Berkeley resigned from his executive positions in both the club and national Lebanese Collegiate Network April 23, the association also separately decided to withdraw from the network. UC Berkeley senior Andrew Elkhoury said he left his position as elected vice president
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V.O.I.C.E. hearing canceled, settlement being negotiated

The legality of the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative will not be brought to trial Monday after both opposing parties began the process of negotiating a settlement. The settlement would allow V.O.I.C.E. to move forward toward implementation, according to an email sent by campaign manager of the referendum Lynn Yu.  A hearing in
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Faculty members, researchers disagree on Albany encampment

ALBANY, Calif. — Although several UC Berkeley faculty members have expressed support for the encampment on UC-owned land in Albany, researchers who use the land said they are not able to start work due to the occupation. In an open letter to the Albany community, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
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Student loan debate hits national spotlight

With current student loan interest rates set to double in July without government intervention, both politicians and students have thrust the issue into the national spotlight. While the issue has divided both major political parties, the possibility of an increase from the current 3.4 percent rate has prompted students to
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BART’s Board of Directors deemed the agency’s decision to cut cellphone service disproportionate at a special meeting.

BART to vote on $1.5 billion contract for new cars

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s staff recommended that its Board of Directors sign a $1.5 billion dollar contract for the next generation of trains at its board meeting Thursday. BART will be replacing the current trains because they have been in continuous use since 1972 and are the oldest in America.
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