Newsflash: Main Campus Royally Fucks Us
E-mail from Chancellor Birgeneau:
Colleagues, students, and friends:This is the worst news possible for the law school. The bid requires the use of Calvin Lab, that building that stands at the site of the proposed new building between Haas and Boalt. Well, kiss that plan goodbye for at least half a generation. Although nothing is finalized, our Plan B is to have a glorified bomb shelter in the courtyard. Basically it'll be 2 stories underground and a few stories above ground. Sigh. How much to buyout the I-House?
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