Cal Libraries Reopen on Saturdays


The budget crisis for UC campuses including Berkeley is in full swing as of early October. Students were warned midsummer that come July 1, certain libraries across the Cal campus would no longer be open on Saturdays and 24-hour study halls during finals week would be abolished. The news infuriated and worried some nail-biting Cal students. A couple students calling themselves community organizers staged a sit-in last Saturday, which they rebranded a "study-in." The event took place in the Anthropology Library and included spoken word poetry and student discussions. Attendees brought pillows and snacks to wage the budget war threatening many Cal student services. Apparently their plan was successful, as Saturday closures have been staved off thanks to a few mysterious private donors. -- Alison Alter