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September 26, 2017
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BFA board op-ed in Daily Cal on defending against hostile private interests

An op-ed authored by the BFA board appeared in the September 26 issue of the Daily Californian, under the title “Campus must be defended against hostile private interests.” Here is an excerpt:   From a public relations perspective, accepting the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Taking a Stand Against Harassment, Part of the Broader Threat to Higher Education

The Board of the Berkeley Faculty Association supports the following  AAUP statement which was released today, and is also signed by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of Colleges and Universities. ———————————– In recent months a disturbing … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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BFA Letter to Mills College concerning the layoff of tenured faculty

Also see the AAUP chapter at Mills College response to the five layoffs of tenured faculty: “The Future of Tenure, Academic Freedom, and Shared Governance at Mills”   Sent via Electronic Mail To:       Elizabeth Hillman, President, Mills College  [president@mills.edu] … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
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CUCFA’s Letter Calling on Regents to Maintain the Employer Contribution Floor for Retiree Health

July 6, 2017 Regent Makarechian Chair, Finance and Capital Strategies Committee Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Regents 1111 Franklin St.12th floor Oakland, CA 94607 Mailed electronically to regentsoffice@ucop.edu for further distribution. Dear Regent Makarechian, We … Continue reading

November 18, 2016
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Berkeley Campus Petition to endorse Principles of a Public University and to support Robert Reich as Candidate for the next Chancellor

Given the new political situation, now, more than ever, it is imperative that the Berkeley campus partake in choosing a chancellor who will lead in an inclusive way, defending all its members, especially the more vulnerable, against threats from outside. Continue reading

October 4, 2016
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Statement of Principles: Choosing a New Chancellor for the University of California, Berkeley

The tide is turning: there is growing consensus, across political lines, about the imperative of reinvesting in public infrastructure and public education. In no other way is it possible to improve the quality of our public education system and recover its promise of equal opportunity for students and research in the public interest. Continue reading