Members of the UC Movement for Efficient Privatization held a bake sale on Upper Sproul Plaza, charging $22,000 per cupcake. This pricing represented the proposed student fee increase to $22,000.

UC Berkeley group advertises cupcakes — for $22,000

The UC Movement for Efficient Privatization jumped on the bake sale bandwagon Wednesday afternoon when its members came out on Sproul Plaza to satirically raise awareness about rising cost of public education. Representatives from the group promised free cupcakes if students signed up for $22,000 student loan applications provided by
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State now over $700 million behind revenue target

California fell more than $300 million short of its projected cash revenue for the month of September — and over $700 million short so far this year — according to a report released by the state Controller’s Office Monday. If revenue targets are not met, the state may make up
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Toni Martin (center), the first Editor-in-Chief of the independent Daily Californian,  sits with Jim Branson (left) and Trish Hall (right) in a staff meeting.

Former editors remember a history marked by controversy

The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication. The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that
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Speechless

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: The UC Board of Regents’ student representatives were silent during a critical discussion, much to our dismay.

UC Student Regent Alfredo Mireles Jr. has one vote on the UC Board of Regents. As the only voting member enrolled in the UC system, he represents all 220,000 students. But last week, during the regents’ consideration of a plan which could see tuition surpass $22,000, neither Mireles nor Student
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A police officer apprehends a demonstrator in Tolman Hall, where the Day of Action protesters occupied a room. The protest was propelled by persisting state budget cuts to the UC and accompanying tuition increases.

Day of Action ends in violence, two arrests

Calm protest punctuated by violent episodes

Tensions between police officers and demonstrators fluctuated throughout the course of a campus protest Thursday, culminating in a violent scuffle when one man was carried from Tolman Hall by his arms and legs. At about 9 p.m., after over seven hours of protest inside the building, protesters were chanting in
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Claudette Begin, a campus administrative assistant, speaks up at an open forum on Tuesday evening.

Day of Action demonstrators discuss demands for protest

UC Berkeley students, rally organizers and community members discussed demands Tuesday evening at an open forum in preparation for Thursday’s Day of Action for Public Education in protest of a plan that could increase student fees. Rally co-sponsors Public Education Coalition and United Auto Workers Local 2865 union have included
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