‘Restless Farewell’

CAMPUS ISSUES: Despite a rocky finish, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s leadership has seen UC Berkeley through a very trying era of its history.

Most students at UC Berkeley cannot remember a time when the campus was not continually shaken by budgetary concerns — when the cost of their education wasn’t constantly being launched to greater heights. Neither can Robert J. Birgeneau, who will be resigning his post as chancellor here in December. Though
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Protesters to hold rally to raise awareness about prison systems

A rally will be held on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Friday to raise awareness about the American prison system. The 1 p.m. rally will feature speakers who “represent the demographics of the people incarcerated, to reflect the inherent racism of the system,” according to the Facebook page for the
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Bandwagon politics

To some people, the individuals that currently “occupy” Cal and other parts of the country are heroes. These modern day Davids stand against the Goliath that is the institution, the “one percent.” To others, these occupiers are nothing more than a pestilence, a waste of time and energy that should
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Protestors restart the occupation of Sproul with several tents, banners and signs.

Occupy protesters set up tents on Sproul Plaza

Occupy Cal protesters set up six tents on the steps of Sproul Hall Thursday, marking the three month anniversary of the controversial Nov. 9 campus protest. As of about 9 p.m., five tents remained in front of the hall. Demonstrators said they intended to stay overnight, but that a dispersal order from UCPD would prompt
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By 9:30 PM, around 100 protesters gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall to listen to music and prepare for the Mass Sleep-Out.

How will winter break affect Occupy Cal?

As Occupy Cal finishes its third week and the end of the fall semester approaches, public participation is waning. The general assembly still meets regularly to discuss upcoming action days and proposals, but participation has been low in the last week, according to Berkeley resident Nick Porter, who was one
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By 9:30 PM, around 100 protesters gathered on the steps of Sproul Hall to listen to music and prepare for the Mass Sleep-Out.

Occupy Cal sleeps out on Sproul Plaza

In contrast to last week when police raided the Occupy Cal encampment on Sproul Plaza, a sleep-out Monday night marked a relatively tranquil night for the approximately 50 protesters who occupied the plaza in sleeping bags. The sleep-out began at 9 p.m. with more than 200 demonstrators but eventually dwindled
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Artists defy structure restrictions at Occupy Cal

Deep in the center of Sproul Plaza, lies an eight-pointed star. It consists of a conglomeration of odds and ends:crushed cans of coconut juice, Red Bull and Dr. Pepper, orange peels, wooden shavings, flowers, twine balls and pumpkins; a blue can stuck to a computer chip, a rusted pill box and a Tibetan goddess
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