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UC President pushes for passage of Brown’s tax plan

UC President Mark Yudof has turned away from his traditionally “politically agnostic” stance by taking a more active role in protecting the university from future cuts through the political process. Last year, Yudof issued a statement expressing his support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax extension budget just two days before Brown conceded Read More…

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly elects 2012-13 officers

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly elected its officers for next year at its Thursday meeting, with incumbent Bahar Navab reelected to serve as next year’s president. Each election began with a brief forum to vocally nominate candidates. Navab was the only nominee for the position. “What, nobody wants my job?” Read More…

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Faces of Berkeley: Jonathan Stein, the next student regent

Student Regent-designate emphasizes student engagement, activism

To say Jonathan Stein has a daunting task ahead of him would be putting it lightly. On June 30, Stein will assume his role as the next voting student member on the UC Board of Regents, charged with representing over 222,000 students, making decisions for a system plagued with dwindling Read More…

UC student leaders create committee around minority, race issues for UC campuses

A UC systemwide steering committee created by two student leaders will allow students to address issues around race, campus communities and the place of underrepresented minorities in the UC system. The UNITE committee on campus climate issues, created by UC Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein and UC Student Association Undergraduate Chair Patrick Read More…

Proposal requests that regents endorse UC-friendly ballot measures

A University of California Academic Senate proposal introduced in early February requests that the UC Board of Regents endorse specific ballot measures or legislation that would increase revenue to the state and prioritize state allocation of funds to the university. The proposal, which was distributed to all senate faculty members, Read More…

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Occupy movement remains a part of California student protests

More than five months after Occupy Wall Street began, student protesters in California continue to draw on Occupy themes. Over the past few years, students from California public higher education institutions have protested on individual campuses and lobbied in Sacramento in response to decreased funding from the state and rising Read More…

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Surveying a student regent

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It’s March 1, and as I ascend the steps of Eshleman Hall, I hear echos from the Day of Action protests rattling in my head. I have an appointment with UC Student Regent-Designate Jonathan Stein, one of the loudest voices in California’s movement to increase public funding to higher education. As Read More…