Occupy Cal assembly decides not to camp overnight

After discussing issues from police brutality and racism to procedures for making proposals at future meetings, Occupy Cal protesters voted Thursday evening not to camp with tents in Sproul Plaza that night. Eighty-six protesters voted against setting up tents, 20 voted for the proposal and 21 abstained. The Occupy Cal
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State board authorizes bond sale for Campbell reconstruction

The state Public Works Board voted unanimously to authorize the sale of $65.2 million in bonds to fund the replacement of Campbell Hall. The vote was passed at a meeting of the board Thursday morning, along with bond measures to fund a seismic retrofitting of UCLA’s South Tower and construction
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Occupy Cal protesters plan outreach for Tuesday strike

Around 100 Occupy Cal protesters met on the steps of Sproul Hall Thursday morning to debrief Wednesday’s Day of Action and make plans to spread the word about next Tuesday’s strike. At around 10:45 a.m., speakers came together for a “mic check” to share their experiences from throughout the day
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Occupy Cal: Updates and photos from Day 2

On Wednesday, a planned Day of Action merged with Occupy Cal, leading to a protest in which over 1,000 demonstrators filled Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. Over the course of the day, police used batons to break threw throngs of people, more than 30 people were arrested and
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Trigger cuts could indicate higher education low priority for state

The University of California could soon face an additional $100 million in preapproved, midyear trigger cuts — on top of $650 million already cut from the system this year — if state revenues fall significantly behind projected numbers. The Legislative Analyst’s Office and the state Department of Finance will release
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ASUC Store Operations Board in dispute over vote

The ASUC Store Operations Board, a body of students and administrators that oversees ASUC commercial activities like the Cal Student Store, is embroiled in a dispute over the appointment of a third party to search for a new executive director. The controversy concerns a board committee’s vote to commission a
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Drawing on Occupy movement, protesters turn out en masse

Large turnout at Wednesday’s Day of Action showed signs that UC Berkeley’s signature student protest movement, widely perceived to have been losing its muster in recent years, may have found strength in the nationwide Occupy movement. After more than two years of protests that decreased in size, Wednesday’s demonstration saw
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Occupy Cal protest sees large crowds, violence

In a day marked by large crowds and violence between protesters and police, UC Berkeley students and community members established an Occupy Cal encampment on Sproul Plaza, despite it going directly against campus policy. The encampment, approved in a nearly unanimous general assembly vote by the protest’s participants, was formed
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