UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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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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Research shows tears shed light on presence of eye disease

Your optometrist may make you cry during your next appointment, but don’t worry — it’s for your own good. Amy Herr, UC Berkeley assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and graduate student Kelly Karns have developed a new method of diagnosing the eye disease Sjogren’s syndrome by analyzing tears.
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UC Provost Lawrence Pitts set to retire in February

Lawrence Pitts, UC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will step down in February, UC officials announced Thursday. During Pitts’ three years as the university’s top academic officer, shrinking state funding led to skyrocketing tuition, a growing inability to retain faculty and austerity measures for the university and its
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UCSF employee files racial discrimination lawsuit against UC Regents

A racial discrimination lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court against the Regents of the University of California began jury selection Wednesday and will likely begin evidence presentation on Monday. The suit, filed by UC San Francisco employee Todd Senigar, alleges that, despite positive performance reviews and qualified credentials, he
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