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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A protester is brought to the ground by a police officer in front of Sproul Hall.

Occupy Cal demonstrators file lawsuit against campus administrators, police

Students and community members have filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley officials and campus and local law enforcement in response to police actions against demonstrators earlier this month. The lawsuit was filed by BAMN, a national pro-affirmative action group, on behalf of 24 demonstrators who say they witnessed and experienced violence
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After being destroyed by a fire Nov. 18, an apartment building on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue is undergoing a partial demolition process.

Demolition begins at Berkeley apartment building destroyed by fire

About 30 spectators gathered at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning with smartphones and cameras at the ready as a demolition crane ripped the roof off of the apartment building that was destroyed in the Nov. 18 fire. Over the next two weeks, the building will undergo a
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Protesters of the UC Regents hold a 'People's UC Meeting' during the UC Regent's Meeting at UCSF, November 28, 2011.

UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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Firefighters place large fans at one of the entrances of Dwinelle Hall after a fire broke out in a bathroom trash can.

Fire breaks out in trash can in Dwinelle Hall bathroom

A fire broke out in a men’s bathroom in Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley Monday evening, forcing about 100 students to evacuate the building. According to UCPD officer William Kasiske, UCPD and the Berkeley Fire Department arrived just minutes after the fire broke out in a bathroom trashcan on Level
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UC Berkeley professor Judith Butler addresses a crowd gathered at International House for the Academic Senate meeting.

Academic Senate passes resolutions criticizing response to Occupy Cal

After walking through a silent protest of about 50 students holding signs expressing “no confidence” in senior administrators Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau gave his account of the administration’s response to the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests in front of about 300 faculty members. “I apologize again, and as chancellor take
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Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray on demonstrators protesting at UC Davis.

Gov. Brown requests review of police use of force guidelines

Spurred by graphic images from recent police uses of force at UC campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown has requested that state police officers review their policies for using force and make changes to their guidelines accordingly. In a Monday letter to the state Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training, Brown wrote
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