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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 11, 2017
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To the UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Community:

As the Board of the Berkeley Faculty Association (BFA) we write to you to declare our unequivocal opposition to the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the DACA program. We denounce the Administration’s stated reasons for ending the program and 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

July 3, 2017
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UC Berkeley transitions from spiralist to loyalist

Daily Cal Op-ed, July 3, 2017 UC Berkeley transitions from spiralist to loyalist By, Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan On the announcement of Carol Christ’s appointment to Chancellor, a Berkeley alum wrote: “I took courses in Medieval Literature from her … 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