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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

August 30, 2017
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Privatization increases inequality and reduces the quality of education

Daily Cal Online August 29, 2017 Op-ed by Michael Burawoy | Special to the Daily Cal Privatization increases inequality and reduces the quality of education The rhetoric of access and excellence should not hide the exploding inequality within UC Berkeley … Continue reading

February 16, 2017
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Video of the “Future of the University” Chris Newfield’s presentation on 2/1/2017

The UC Berkeley Faculty Association Presents: Professor Christopher Newfield, UC Santa Barbara, speaking on The future of the public University. His February 1, 2017, talk is based on his recent book “The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
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The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s MASTER PLAN for Higher Education

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the UC Regents will consider and likely approve their budget for the University of California for 2017-2018. Like the Governor’s budget, to which it is closely tied, the budget perpetuates decades of failed privatization and … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
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BFA Feb. 1 Event: The Future of the Public University – Christopher Newfield / Carol Christ

THE BERKELEY FACULTY ASSOCIATION presents   THE FUTURE OF THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY   Christopher Newfield, in Conversation with Carol Christ   Sibley Auditorium, 2-4 pm, February 1, 2017. Open to all.   The public university is facing unprecedented challenges: mounting … 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