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4 Occupy Cal protesters’ criminal charges dropped

Following the direction of UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, the criminal charges against four protesters involved in the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstrations were dropped Wednesday in court. The decision to drop the charges against UC Berkeley students Ashley Pinkerton, Justin Tombolesi, Ramon Quintero and Ricardo Gomez comes after charges
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EAVP candidates from left to right: Shahryar Abbasi (Student Action), Sydney Fang (CalSERVE), Alisha Johnson (Defend Affirmative Action Party), and Isabel Sausjord (Students for a Democratic University)

External Affairs VP candidates explain higher education goals

Candidates for ASUC external affairs vice president this year intend to advocate for students’ voice at the state and local levels of government, but the candidates differ in where they intend to focus and how they plan to achieve their goals. The external affairs vice president focuses on matters outside
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Four Nov. 9 protesters issued criminal charges

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has issued criminal charges to four Nov. 9 protesters, documents show. UC Berkeley students Ricardo Gomez, Zakary Habash and Ramon Quintero and associate English professor Celeste Langan face several charges, including resisting arrest and remaining at the scene of a riot, according to county
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Senate passes bill supporting Occupy Cal

The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that supports the Occupy Cal movement, which includes a Nov. 9 walkout and noontime rally on Sproul Plaza, and finances buses to transport students to the upcoming UC Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco. The bill, co-authored by Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein and CalSERVE Senator Andrew Albright, provides support for the protest through
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Chalkings announcing "Occupy Cal/Walkout" occurring November 9th have appeared all around campus.

Protest days at UC Berkeley rebranded ‘Occupy Cal’

The November protests planned in response to potential increases in tuition have been renamed Occupy Cal in reference to the wave of Occupy movements that have swiftly swept the nation. The goal of the protests, scheduled for Nov. 9 and 10, is to raise awareness of the possibility of tuition
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