UC recommends 3 percent salary increase for faculty and staff

The UC Academic Council recommended in May that the university consider a 3 percent salary increase — for both faculty and staff not represented by collective bargaining agreements — to maintain the quality of its faculty and the university’s competitiveness with other higher education institutions in the nation. The council’s
Read More…

A fading fight

CAMPUS ISSUES: Falling in line with previous protests, Thursday’s rally failed to draw large crowds and broad student support.

We hear among our peers the struggles and fears that haunt them as they helplessly watch tuition increases pass semester after semester. They have much to say and express. But Thursday’s protest was unsuccessful at conveying that sentiment. The poor turnout — about 300 at its peak — was not
Read More…

Protesters gather in Sproul Plaza, march to Tolman Hall

About 250 protesters gathered in Sproul Plaza at noon on Wednesday to protest budget cuts and potential tuition raises, among other things. A smaller group of demonstrators, numbering approximately 100, then moved to UC Berkeley’s Tolman Hall, where they entered classrooms and opened discussions on issues ranging from the budget
Read More…