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BFA on Student Judicial Process

Dear Chancellor Birgeneau, EVC Breslauer and Dean Poullard,

The Berkeley Faculty Association joins the Northern California ACLU, the
Campus Rights Project, the Berkeley Faculty Petition on the Office of
Student Conduct Procedeures, and the UC Berkeley Divisional Council in
expressing profound concern about the fairness of disciplinary
proceedings against student protesters at this time. We note that
several flaws in the current procedures cast doubt on the legitimacy of
the charges and the hearings. They include: the failure to afford due
process to students charged, the imposition of sanctions without
adjudication, the failure to specify evidence necessary to ground the
charges, the inadequate protection of the right to protest, and the
failure of the Office of Student Conduct to follow its own procedures.
We urge the cessation of all proceedings against student protesters on
the basis of flawed procedure. Before any further disciplinary actions
are take, we call for a re-engagement with and revision of the student
code of conduct that honors rights of peaceful protest

Sincerely,

Wendy Brown
Co-Chair, Berkeley Faculty Association

Chris Rosen
Co-Chair, Berkeley Faculty Association

Richard Walker
Vice Chair, Berkeley Faculty Association

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