Transforming Cal’s campus

Every student should care about the Lower Sproul Plaza project

Passot Charlotte/Staff

I often eavesdrop on tour guides as they lead doe-eyed groups of prospective students across campus. “Does anyone know what UC stands for?… No one? Under Construction.” The joke is lost on the nervous students, but I chuckle to myself as I think about how true the statement is. What
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Twenty years later, mystery and legacy remain

Twenty years ago this month, a UC Berkeley student was killed in Eshleman Hall. And the crime, which created a legacy of security concern and controversy in the building, still remains unsolved. On Feb. 7, 1992, UC Berkeley junior Grace Asuncion was working with her friends in student offices of
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Lacking oversight

CAMPUS ISSUES: The failure of officials to form an oversight committee for millions of dollars of student fees is troublesome.

When students approved of a fee in spring 2010 to be spent to renovate Lower Sproul Plaza, they did so with the understanding that a committee would oversee the funding. But this committee was not formed for more than a year since the fee was implemented, during which the campus
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Two phases of Lower Sproul renovation consolidated into one

Students and administrators have struggled to fit all the pieces of Lower Sproul Plaza’s flashy, multimillion-dollar renovation within its $223 million price tag over the past year. But as the project nears one of its final major hurdles in front of the UC Board of Regents next month, the campus
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New senate convenes, sets goals

ASUC senators opened the year’s inaugural meeting Wednesday night with brief discussions about impending campus issues — including the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation and further tuition increases — and executive goals for the academic year. The roughly six-hour senate meeting — which according to Executive Vice President Chris Alabastro was
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