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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Police Review Board meeting will not discuss Occupy Cal

Despite the controversy surrounding the use of police force at the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest, the chair of the Police Review Board said not to expect any discussion of the demonstration during the board’s public meeting Thursday. The aim of the annual meeting — set to take place in
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By 9:30 PM, around 100 protesters gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall to listen to music and prepare for the Mass Sleep-Out.

How will winter break affect Occupy Cal?

As Occupy Cal finishes its third week and the end of the fall semester approaches, public participation is waning. The general assembly still meets regularly to discuss upcoming action days and proposals, but participation has been low in the last week, according to Berkeley resident Nick Porter, who was one
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State senator meets with Birgeneau, addresses students

State Senator Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, spoke separately to UC Berkeley students and Chancellor Robert Birgeneau Tuesday in an attempt to garner support for efforts to address the financial issues facing the state and the University of California. Though de Leon had originally called for Birgeneau to meet him
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