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October 13, 2014
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Free Speech and Free UC, a paper presented by Chris Newfield

Members of the FSM had to fight for free speech on campus, as we still must. But they did not have to fight for a free university. They already had one. They succeeded at winning specific free speech protections. The free university, they took for granted. Continue reading

October 10, 2014
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Video of “The Operation of the Machine”

Streaming video of the Berkeley Faculty Association Presentation: “The Operation of the Machine: U.C. Then and Now” A Teach-in on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement” (UC Berkeley, October 1, 2014) is now available: Prof. … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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Ruin In Progress: How its Buildings Reflect the University’s Changing Mission

A talk by Gray Brechin, Project Scientist, Department of Geography (Berkeley) Round-Table with Margaretta Lovell, Professor in the History of Art Department (Berkeley), and Roberta Park, Professor Emerita, Department of Integrative Biology (Berkeley) Friday, March 7, 5 pm, 315 Wheeler. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013
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Privatizing UC Instruction, SB520

A controversial bill proposes that California public universities partner with private technology companies to provide general education classes online. Colleen Lye and James Vernon, 2013-2014 Incoming Co-Chairs of the BFA, are quoted in this article concerning SB 520. June 5, … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
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CUCFA President Meister’s Open Letter to Coursera Founder Daphne Koller

“Because I share your vision of creating a world in which all have access to an excellent and empowering education, I would like to propose a new online course for you to make freely available through the Coursera platform. Its … Continue reading