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      Passage of Pro. 203 in the March California primary election means $54 million in capital improvements at Berkeley Voters Support Bond Measure for Schools
The landslide victory for Proposition 203 in the March California elections will mean $3 billion for capital improvements in the state's K-12 and post-secondary schools. Berkeley's share, $54 million, will go toward:
  • seismic safety work at seven campus buildings, including historic landmarks Doe Library, Hearst Memorial Mining Building, and the Graduate School of Public Policy;
  • upgrading fire alarm systems throughout campus;
  • installation of computer and audiovisual capabilities at Dwinelle Hall; and
  • construction of a new, safer facility for storing hazardous wastes.
In other primary election news, William "Sandy" Muir, professor of political science, was Republican voters' choice to represent District 14, including the campus, in the state Assembly. In November he faces Democratic Party nominee Dion Aroners, '66. Aroner is aide to Assembly member Tom Bates, '59, who will leave office due to term limits.

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