Student super-majority district would require charter amendment

The only way to create a student super-majority city council district, which would theoretically allow for the easy election of a student council member, is to amend Berkeley’s city charter, according to city staff. At a small, student-oriented meeting on Thursday night, staff informed those in attendance that the redistricting
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Ask the Daily Cal

Editor’s note: Ask the Daily Cal can be found at a new location: http://www.dailycal.org/2011/07/15/ask-the-daily-cal-uc-budget-and-tuition/. Thank you for joining us and we apologize for the inconvenience. Ever wonder how the campus makes complex budget decisions? How University of California President Mark Yudof maintains his Twitter account? Which city council member has
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Questions surround ASUC Auxiliary director’s retirement

ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul’s retirement only two days before the auxiliary underwent a major realignment prompted some to question whether the realignment was used as an opportunity to force his retirement. Though talk of Permaul retiring in a few years or sometime later this academic year had already been
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Graduate student team receives grant as part of competition

Two UC Berkeley graduate students were awarded a $100,000 grant that will be used to sponsor further research as part of the 2011 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition. The competition, started by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009, gives electrical engineering and computer science students an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge technology projects. This
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ASUC pushes for student-majority district

In an attempt to gain a stronger student presence on the Berkeley City Council by allowing for the creation of a student council member, the ASUC has asked the council to extend the deadline for public redistricting proposal submissions in a letter dated July 5. Following a series of letters
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Previously missing graduate student sighted in nearby city

Though family and friends of UC Berkeley graduate student Anthony Michael Martin reported him missing on Saturday, Berkeley Police Department detectives have confirmed that he was seen in a nearby city as recently as Tuesday. Martin’s girlfriend, Amaya James, reported the 29-year-old missing Saturday evening after he had not returned
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Berkeley City Council opposes federal audit of Pacific Steel

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously at their June 28  meeting to adopt a resolution to dissuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from pursuing I-9 audits of the Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said the vote was a significant step in demonstrating Berkeley’s opposition to the
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