Emails reveal potentially tense relationship between administration, legislators

Spokesperson relays apology from Birgeneau for remark that Skinner and Hancock 'only know how to do damage'

Recently obtained email exchanges between campus officials regarding the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest suggest that the UC Berkeley administration may have tense feelings about the role of two state legislators in encouraging past campus protests. In a Nov. 8 email, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer wrote to
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau derided state legislators in emails

In emails sent between administrators surrounding the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau criticized Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Oakland. Emails recently received by the Daily Cal from the UC Berkeley Public Records office include a Nov. 8 email from Birgeneau to Executive Vice Chancellor
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UC Berkeley signs contract with new shuttle bus service

After more than ten years of contracting shuttle buses from AC Transit, UC Berkeley has parted ways with the transit entity in favor of new buses provided by a private company. During negotiations, the campus considered contracting out the bus drivers’ positions, but eventually agreed to keep the existing drivers
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A continued struggle for public education

The crisis of the University of California has, of late, come to the forefront of our thoughts and discussions about the role of government in our lives. As the recession plows forward, the state finds itself with less and less money by the day. Funds are divested, year after year,
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State legislators pledge support for protest at UC Berkeley

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and state Senator Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, lauded student efforts to fight budget cuts and expressed a clear willingness to support the student movement at a forum Monday night. Speaking to an audience of about 35 students, Skinner and Hancock recalled how past protests impacted them. They
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Initiative could replace death penalty with life in prison without parole

A coalition of law enforcement personnel, crime victim advocates and exonerated ex-criminals announced a ballot initiative Friday that would replace the California death penalty with life in prison without parole. After the death penalty bill proposed by State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, was withdrawn Thursday because it did not have
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