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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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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