Reich draws thousands to Sproul Plaza

Thousands of people flocked to Sproul Plaza Tuesday evening in anticipation of the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture by Robert Reich, a UC Berkeley public policy professor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Some settled onto couches set up earlier in the day on the grass by the Sproul steps, while
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Occupy Cal general assembly votes to re-establish encampment

A crowd of about 3,500 packed into Upper Sproul Plaza Tuesday evening, convening a general assembly where they voted overwhelmingly to re-establish an encampment, despite the police violence that marked encampment efforts last week. The demonstrators gathered on Sproul for the Occupy Cal general assembly, which followed the Open University
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Yudof meets with student regents about issues facing university

On Tuesday morning, UC President Mark Yudof met with Student Regent Alfredo Mireles, Jr. and Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein to discuss issues including the cancellation of the UC Board of Regents meeting, protests against budget cuts taking place across the university and the recent use of police force at UC
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Reactions to, updates on shooting at Haas School of Business

Amid Occupy Cal demonstrations across the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday, reports began to come in at about 2:15 p.m. that gunshots were heard at the Haas School of Business. The building has been evacuated and classes canceled for the remainder of the day. Campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof confirmed that a
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UCPD shoots suspect at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, UCPD confirmed that an officer shot a man at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business earlier in the day after he brandished a gun “in a threatening manner.” According to UCPD Chief Mitch Celaya, officers arrived at the business school at 2:19 p.m.
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A few hundred protesters gather on Sproul for noon rally

Protesters began Tuesday’s strike and Day of Action setting up a home for themselves on the steps of Sproul Plaza. The psuedo-living room included couches, ornamental rugs and even a bookshelf filled with titles like The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills and The Closing of the American Mind by
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Updates, photos from Nov. 15 Day of Action

Tuesday marks another Day of Action at UC Berkeley for Occupy Cal. Campus protesters have planned teach-ins, a march through the city, a rally and a general assembly in Sproul Plaza. This page will aggregate tweets and photos from the day. Look for Daily Cal reporters as well as protesters
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