Council members consider possibility of postponing redistricting decision

UC Berkeley student government leaders presented their redistricting proposal to the Berkeley City Council during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday night, garnering some support from certain council members who are considering delaying action on the proposals until after the 2012 election. By postponing a redistricting decision, the council
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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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Alerts were not received by some after shooting

At 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, the UC Berkeley WarnMe emergency alert service was put into action for the first time this year to inform community members — some as far away as New York — of a shooting at the campus Haas School of Business. The Office of Public Affairs sent
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UC Berkeley students advocate in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — About 100 UC Berkeley and UC Davis students, joined by the chair of the campus Academic Senate and a senior campus administrator, bused to Sacramento on Wednesday to lobby legislators and hold a press conference to speak out against the state’s disinvestment in public higher education. Unlike the
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Survey shows unwillingness to pay higher taxes for higher education

Though the majority of California residents show significant concern for the state’s higher education system and feel it is heading in the wrong direction, most are not willing to pay more taxes in order to increase its funding, according to a survey published Wednesday. The annual survey, conducted by the
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UC Berkeley demonstrators occupy San Francisco bank

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of protesters, including students from UC Berkeley, occupied a Bank of America branch in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon during an Occupy San Francisco march. Of the 95 demonstrators cited for trespassing at the bank, around five were UC Berkeley students. The UC Berkeley demonstrators were
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