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[24 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Envisioning a New Lower Sproul | ]

By Casey Miner —
Students lined up to enter a carnival on Lower Sproul Thursday afternoon, milling around, socializing, and investigating the inflatable tents and games arrayed around the plaza. To an unschooled passerby, the scene might look totally normal. To Nadesan Permaul, it’s all too rare.

Berkeley, Civic Life, On Campus »

[24 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

By Will Jason  —
What is the cost of leaving a computer on overnight? Two graduate students hope questions like that will help translate energy use into terms that everyone at University of California, Berkeley can understand.
Sam Borgeson and Omar Khan — students in building science and computer science, respectively — want to make campus energy use more transparent. They are gathering data on the energy used every day at dozens of campus buildings. Then they plan to display the results at a kiosk in the Free Speech Movement Cafe, in …

Business, Fremont »

[24 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Karen Weise  —
As Congress passed for now on giving a federal bailout to General Motors and other American automakers, local workers and residents are concerned about what a potential GM bankruptcy might mean for automobile production in the East Bay.