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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Report: State now over $3 billion behind on revenue collection

Trigger cuts could be imminent

A revenue forecast released Wednesday by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office suggests that imminent cuts to higher education in 2012 are likely, estimating a projected $12.8 billion state budget shortfall in the next fiscal year. The forecast projected that the state would end the current year with a $3.7
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Student shot by UCPD Tuesday dies in hospital

Nine others in computer lab at time of shooting

A man who was shot by UCPD after brandishing a gun Tuesday afternoon at the Haas School of Business has since died. The suspect, who was identified as Christopher Nathen Elliot Travis, 32, was an undergraduate transfer student at the school in his first semester, said UC Berkeley spokesperson Dan Mogulof.
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Video Series: November 15 Occupy Cal Strike

Drawing thousands to Sproul Plaza on Tuesday, Occupy Cal’s general strike featured a day rally and march with a 5pm general assembly and a speech by Robert Reich. These videos start with the construction of the Occupy Cal encampment at the beginning of the day and show snapshots of events
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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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