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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Protesters of the UC Regents hold a 'People's UC Meeting' during the UC Regent's Meeting at UCSF, November 28, 2011.

UC regents’ meeting adjourns after protesters cause meeting to halt

The UC Board of Regents’ meeting came to a halt at approximately 11:40 a.m. at UC San Francisco-Mission Bay when demonstrators overwhelmed communication during an extended public comments session. Protesters, in solidarity with the Occupy movement, began to hold a meeting of their own once the regents left and introduced
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UC President Mark Yudof

Yudof to launch investigation into policing protocol

UC President Mark Yudof announced Tuesday that he will launch a systemwide investigation into policing protocol on all 10 UC campuses in an effort to identify and amend policy in respect to protests. Yudof said he intends to provide a comprehensive report of what happened Nov. 18 at UC Davis,
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Police attempt to break through a line of students on Nov. 9 during the Occupy Cal protests.

State legislature to hold hearings on police use of force on UC campuses

The state legislature will hold hearings next month on the police use of force during protests on University of California campuses over the past two weeks. The hearings, requested by state Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee Marty Block, D-San Diego, were approved by Assembly Speaker John
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Poll shows majority of Californians disapprove of DREAM Act

A new poll shows that a majority of California’s registered voters oppose the state’s DREAM Act despite significant political support for the bill, which was signed into law in October. Fifty-five percent of the state’s voters oppose the act, compared to the 40 percent of voters who support it, according
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UC President Yudof convenes chancellors over police use of force

In response to violent actions taken by police against protesters at multiple University of California campuses in the last few weeks, UC President Mark Yudof convened a meeting of chancellors Monday to reinforce the need to protect campus community members and their right to peaceful protest. Yudof met all 10
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Yudof, student regents address police response to protests

Two days after controversy erupted over police action at UC Davis, UC President Mark Yudof issued a statement saying he will implement “a system wide response” to address police responses to peaceful protests on UC  campuses. As part of this response, Yudof will convene all 10 campus chancellors for “full
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Forum discusses logistics of online education

At a forum hosted by the College of Letters and Science Wednesday on the “Virtual University,” panelists discussed the logistics behind creating more online classes and how online classes could generate needed revenue for the University of California. Christopher Edley, Jr., dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law and
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UC Board of Regents reschedule meeting for Nov. 28

The UC Board of Regents meeting postponed this week because of concerns for public safety has been rescheduled for Nov. 28, according to a Friday press release from the UC Office of the President. The regents and UC staff will be on four campuses — UC San Francisco-Mission Bay, UCLA,
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