Saturday, March 11, 2017

Do we need to guess what's likely to come next?

People’s Park near UC Berkeley, where questions over its fate have inspired student protests for decades and led deputies to kill a man and blind another on infamous “Bloody Thursday” in 1969, is again being considered for development.

This time, UC Berkeley is eyeing the grassy 2.8-acre park as one of nine sites for development to alleviate one of the worst shortages of student housing in campus history.

“It is such an urgent issue,” said Carol Christ, 

UC Berkeley’s interim executive vice chancellor and provost, who chaired the committee that produced a draft report of student-housing recommendations she will present to the UC regents on Wednesday. “We have increasing reports of student homelessness, and students trying to live in academic buildings.”...

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