EPA head discusses environmental law at UC Berkeley School of Law

Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discussed current challenges to environmental laws and other topics Thursday at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Speaking before an audience of about 180 students, faculty and other attendees, Jackson cited the agency’s progress on issues such as instituting national
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Rally on Sproul Plaza supports affirmative action

More than 100 students from UC Berkeley and Oakland High School gathered on Sproul Plaza at noon today to protest in support of restoring affirmative action. Students marched from Sproul Plaza and went around Memorial Glade and gathered again on Sproul chanting slogans and holding banners that read “Defend Affermative
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Wheeler Hall protesters face jail time or community service

The three remaining protesters from the March 2 demonstrations were sentenced Thursday to 90 days in county jail for their involvement in the Wheeler Hall sit-in, a term they will not serve if they complete 120 hours of community service within three years. Michael Veremans, Elizabeth Bamaca and Jason Ozolins
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Protesters shut down maritime operations at Port of Oakland

OAKLAND — In an attempt to shut down maritime operations, protesters from the Occupy Movement marched to the Port of Oakland during Wednesday’s general strike, effectively shutting down business for the evening while causing no reported damage. The march began at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland and lead the crowd
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Senate passes bill supporting Occupy Cal

The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that supports the Occupy Cal movement, which includes a Nov. 9 walkout and noontime rally on Sproul Plaza, and finances buses to transport students to the upcoming UC Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco. The bill, co-authored by Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein and CalSERVE Senator Andrew Albright, provides support for the protest through
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UC Berkeley Academic Senate discusses reports on UC governance

Diverging accounts of how to best improve and reform UC governance came up for debate at the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate meeting Wednesday afternoon. At the meeting, faculty members debated the merits of a minority and majority report submitted by the Senate Special Committee on University Governance and
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