Cornel-West

Cornel West, Carl Dix speak at UC Berkeley about social change

Thousands of UC Berkeley students, faculty, occupy protesters and residents from around the Bay Area lined up Friday night to view a dialogue between Carl Dix, a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, and Cornel West, a politically progressive professor from Princeton University. The dialogue — which was
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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
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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
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Birgeneau cancels appearance with Graduate Assembly

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau abruptly canceled an appearance before the campus graduate student government the day before he was scheduled to speak, confusing graduate student delegates who had hoped to question him about the administration’s handling of Occupy Cal. On Wednesday, Birgeneau informed the campus Graduate Assembly that he
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Jesse Choper, UC Berkeley School of Law professor, speaks at the UCPD Police Review Board meeting, in which Nov. 9 police use of force was discussed.

Occupy Cal demonstrators pack Police Review Board Meeting

More than 75 demonstrators packed into Barrows Hall Thursday evening for the annual UCPD Police Review Board meeting, where the issue of the Nov. 9 police use of force against protesters dominated discussion, despite previous notice that the meeting would not cover that issue. Before the meeting, the demonstrators lined
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Forum to continue discussion on state of public universities

Campus deans and student leaders will meet Tuesday for the second installment of the Future of Public Universities forum, which will feature five speakers who will discuss the roles of taxation, citizenship and protest in the current higher education financial crisis. The forum — which will take place from noon
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Calmail crashes last multiple days

UC Berkeley’s campuswide email system crashed Friday afternoon and was inaccessible for over 50 hours, leaving tens of thousands of students, faculty and staff e-stranded as problems persisted into the week. The system, CalMail, went down Friday at 9:53 a.m. when a piece of system hardware failed, causing the entire
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