Tents set up on Sproul in response to Cornel West discussion

Occupy Cal demonstrators set up three tents on Upper Sproul Plaza Friday evening in an impromptu act to gather public attention as over 1,000 people lined up to hear American intellectual Cornel West speak in Pauley Ballroom. Although the action of setting up the tents was not formally approved by the Read More…

BART adopts cellphone disruption policy

Following controversy over Bay Area Rapid Transit officials’ decision to cut all cellphone communication at multiple stations in August to prevent a protest, BART Board of Directors adopted a policy this week to only interrupt service under “extraordinary circumstances.” At its meeting Thursday, the board approved a policy that defined Read More…

Search begins for new dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

After the resignation of former UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Neil Henry last summer, the search for the new dean has begun, campus administrators announced Wednesday. In an email sent to academic titles, deans, directors and department chairs, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer invited nominations and applications for Read More…

Starting forward Solomon suspended indefinitely

When the No. 24 Cal men’s basketball team heads to San Diego this weekend to take on the Aztecs, Richard Solomon won’t be with the team. The Bears’ starting forward has been suspended indefinitely, announced coach Mike Montgomery in a press release on Friday. The reason provided was conduct contrary Read More…

OpEd Prop13

A continued struggle for public education

The crisis of the University of California has, of late, come to the forefront of our thoughts and discussions about the role of government in our lives. As the recession plows forward, the state finds itself with less and less money by the day. Funds are divested, year after year, Read More…

Review session

CAMPUS ISSUES: Many moments on campus were widely scrutinized this semester, but how will we choose to remember this fall?

An intentionally racist bake sale. Police officers jabbing batons against nonviolent student protesters. These images were some of the most iconic of fall 2011, but they should not be the ones that completely characterize this semester. As we move into the spring, we cannot forget the progress that has been Read More…

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The last of the champions

Truels of Engagement

Nerds have overrun Fort Mason. None of the coastal batteries or fortifications could hold back this roiling, unkempt tide. Where battleships once docked and carried nearly two-thirds of the total American personnel deployed in the Pacific during World War II, a few overweight 30-year-olds with messenger bags and prolix t-shirts Read More…