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Occupying for a better Berkeley campus

Urban Animal

Hours after the noontime rally, the police arrived on Sproul Plaza in riot gear. Riot gear, I thought. Were they kidding? The police told us — a few hundred students — to leave. We linked arms around the tent. This was the moment I became an Occupier. They jabbed clubs
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The missing black students

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley’s dearth of African American students is out of sync with our values and alienates members of our community

Today’s inauguration ceremony is an opportunity for Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. He will have the ears of the campus — professors, students, administrators and many other members of the community. To take full advantage of this opportunity, however, Dirks should take the time to reflect on the values and diversity of our campus and on who makes up our community.
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Video: Take a tour of the new Memorial Stadium

Watch this video of Cal’s refurbished Memorial Stadium and hear from individuals such as Chancellor Birgeneau and head coach Jeff Tedford at the football media press conference.

Thousands of students came out on November 15th, 2011 to listen to Robert Reich speak and to participate in the Occupy Cal general assembly. (Sean Goebel/File)

Occupy Cal moves ahead

Occupy Cal encourages support, looks forward to May First Day of Action

Welcome to the open university. This message is offered to passersby on Sproul Plaza as students and local activists gather every now and then for impromptu outdoor lectures presented by Occupy Cal instead of UC Berkeley. Occupy Cal made national headlines when the establishment of its camp on November 9
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