UC lecturers union ratifies agreement with university

The UC-American Federation of Teachers, which represents the university’s more than 3,000 lecturers, has ratified a three-year agreement with the University of California on salaries, health benefits and other workplace issues, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President. In the newly ratified deal, eligible lecturers
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Federal lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley officials

Six individuals, including former and current UC Berkeley students, have filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that four campus officials violated their constitutional rights by punitively arresting and jailing 66 people participating in a December 2009 demonstration. According to the complaint — filed Oct. 7 in the U.S. District
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Berkeley City Council, school district to vacate Old City Hall

Both the Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley City Council plan to vacate Old City Hall, which houses the district’s offices and council chambers, in the near future. The building, located at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and also called the Maudelle Shirek Building, after the former council member,
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Study looks into benefits of reflective roofs

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are investigating how reflective roofs can save on electric bills and send solar radiation back into space. Lab researchers are measuring how white, reflective roofs can save money on an individual level by studying whether they reduce a building’s air conditioning costs. On
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UC faculty council endorses Occupy Wall Street

University of California faculty are among the newest members of the social movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which aims to promote awareness of the various forms of economic, political and social inequalities in the United States. The Council of UC Faculty Associations — an umbrella organization for the associations
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Occupy Berkeley protesters march along streets in Downtown Berkeley Saturday.

Occupy Berkeley protesters march through downtown

As many as 300 people took to the sidewalks in Downtown Berkeley Saturday as part of a demonstration sparked by the Occupy Wall Street movement to protest social and economic inequality and corporate greed. Joining what Occupy Wall Street declared the worldwide “International Day of Action,” over 100 protesters gathered
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