Occupy Cal to meet with UC Berkeley administration

Keeping with UC Berkeley campus policy, UCPD cleared the Occupy Cal encampment on Upper Sproul Plaza early Thursday morning, removing all tents and making two arrests. The decision to clear the encampment was made late Wednesday night between campus officials and the UCPD, said campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof. Mogulof said
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Francisco Ramos Stierle

Activist’s arrest prompts discussion

In the early morning light, former UC Berkeley graduate student Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle sat meditating with three others in the amphitheater by Frank Ogawa Plaza. While police officers moved in to dismantle the Occupy Oakland encampment, Stierle calmly and silently submitted as officers arrested him for failure to disperse.
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Stanford, Cal students join in solidarity before big game

Usually, the Big Game sparks cross-bay pranking and inflames the intense rivalry between the two premier West Coast universities. But this year, students from UC Berkeley and Stanford are burying the axe in light of the Occupy Cal movement, which has overtaken Sproul Plaza and relegated traditional Big Game week
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UC Berkeley student housing leaves students cramped

When freshman Myles Blackwell arrived at Davidson Hall in Unit 2 on move-in day this semester, he did not expect his housing to be a large study lounge converted into a cramped bedroom for four students. “When we got here, the lounge was set up as a room with four
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UC Berkeley class requirement blocks students’ schedules

Beginning in fall 2012, UC Berkeley students must fulfill the Reading and Composition requirement at the end of their sophomore year or face blocks on their registration. The policy change is intended to limit R&C classes to underclassmen. Currently, there are 1,800 students in the College of Letters and Science
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A protester raises his arms in front of a line of police wearing riot gear on Sproul Plaza.

Police force Occupy Cal to clear out

Demonstrators packed up tents and disbanded the Occupy Cal encampment early Thursday morning after police officers forced the encampment’s clearing, resulting in two arrests. At approximately 3:30 a.m., around 50 police officers in riot gear arrived in Sproul Plaza and told demonstrators to begin packing up the tents which were
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Some students choose not to protest on Day of Action

UC Berkeley sophomore Courtney Mullen sipped coffee as she pulled out her black notebook to study organic chemistry. She had just finished lunch and needed to prepare for class. Mullen did not immediately see the irony of being at the Free Speech Movement Cafe while more than 1,000 protesters gathered
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Encampment remains, despite campus policy

Despite an announcement from Chancellor Robert Birgeneau last week that encampments would not be allowed on the UC Berkeley campus, protesters remained with tents on the steps of Sproul Hall Tuesday night and Wednesday. Although police officers — who also remained in Sproul Plaza overnight and throughout the day —
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UCPD shoots, kills student brandishing gun at Haas

UC Berkeley sophomore Cody Barcikowski had been in a third-floor computer lab at the Haas School of Business for 15 minutes when he heard an angry voice repeatedly order someone to lower his gun, followed by four or five gunshots from an adjacent lab. Barcikowski dived under a table and
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