Eshleman demolition ends colorful chapter of UC Berkeley history

Elsa Pearson, Sureya Malkonian and Jacob Brown/File
Named after a former ASUC president, Eshleman Hall housed many student groups over its 47-year history.

The seven-story building, which housed a variety of Cal student groups — including the ASUC and The Daily Californian — was gradually demolished over the course of about a month as part of the Lower Sproul Plaza renovation project. But the memory of Eshleman Hall will be preserved through its colorful history.
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Cal cliches you still have time for before graduation

So we all missed Holi in its original location this year. Seriously, Lower Sproul redevelopment, quit messing with our paintball fights … or religious expression. If we’re leaving Berkeley for good mid-May, we can’t exactly fit in the hip-hop DeCal that we’ve always wanted to take, and since many of
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The Lombardo Trophy: Are students Memorial Stadium’s eventual saviors?

Memorial Stadium’s renovation — a $321 million, multiyear endeavor that yielded a gleaming, earthquake-proof temple of football — has long been short on cash. In the beginning, campus officials contended that, recession and common sense be damned, donors would pay for almost the entire cost by purchasing expensive season tickets.
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Shared burden for Lower Sproul

On Sproul redevelopment, campus must start to meet students halfway

With the start of the fall 2012 semester, we, the students and the campus, began a process of physically transforming the landscape of UC Berkeley. Beginning with the passing of the B.E.A.R.S initiative in spring 2010, we voted to raise our own student fees to the tune of $124 million
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Help the food truck owners

CITY AFFAIRS: Food trucks that used to set up in front of Sproul Plaza deserve help from the city and campus to find a new location for business.

The food trucks formerly located in front of Sproul Plaza need the city’s help. The trucks’ owners, who say they signed four-year permits with the city last year, were displaced after being asked to move in December due to construction in Lower Sproul Plaza. Now, one owner estimates losses of
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ASUC signs memorandum with university regarding Lower Sproul

The ASUC signed its third memorandum of understanding on May 24 with the UC Board of Regents regarding the upcoming renovation of Lower Sproul Plaza, an agreement that clarifies moving and space issues with campus student groups involved in the impending renovation. The current memorandum outlines use of the Cal
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English Studies Institute faces uncertainty over lease agreement

Members of an English language instruction program at UC Berkeley are uncertain about their future place on campus as plans for a major construction project push forward. The English Studies Institute currently leases space on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building. That lease expires
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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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