Again, campus falls short

CAMPUS ISSUES: The campus’s failures responding to the Sept. 30 explosion, detailed in a recent report, suggest a recurring problem.

A report released earlier this month evaluating the campus’s response to the Sept. 30 explosion confirmed what many affected might have already suspected: UC Berkeley administrators’ shortcomings, which unnecessarily protracted the amount of time students were left trapped, panicked or confused, resulted from communication failure. By now, administrators’ communication breakdowns have
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Summer news in review

Even though many students leave UC Berkeley for the summer, news continues to happen. Here is a brief look at the major news that occurred over the summer, from news that happened in and around Berkeley, to national news with implications for Berkeley students: May 16: The campus announced the
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Police Review Board report exhibits lack of progress

The UC Berkeley Police Review Board’s final report about the police violence of Nov. 9, 2011, does only one thing definitively — it reveals that BAMN’s assessment of the PRB has been entirely correct. The PRB is an administration creature that should be boycotted now and in the future. The
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Police attempt to break through a line of students on Nov. 9 during the Occupy Cal protests.

Campus releases Police Review Board report on Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests

UC Berkeley’s independent Police Review Board released an official report Wednesday on last year’s Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests. The report outlines the board’s review of the Nov. 9 occurrences including the confrontations between protesters and UCPD officers and whether the day’s events align with normal campus protocol. In a
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