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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

September 8, 2016
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Faculty Associations’ Letter to the President of Long Island University

As you may already know, three days ago, President of Long Island University Kimberly R. Cline and the Board of Trustees locked out the faculty of the LIU Brooklyn Campus. After contract negotiations on a new contract dragged to the … Continue reading

October 23, 2014
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After the Freeze: UC Privatization Since 2012

At one of the first walkout planning meetings I attended that fall, people were talking about something called the “Meister report,” which I later learned was named after its author, UC Santa Cruz Professor Bob Meister. The Report talked about how UC administrators were able to take out low-interest construction bonds because they essentially pledged to Moody’s and other rating agencies that they would raise student tuition if necessary to pay back the bonds. Continue reading

October 8, 2014
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The Free Speech Movement and the Unfinished Work of Civil Rights at UC Berkeley

By BFA Member Leigh Raiford, Professor of African American Studies Fifty years ago today, Jack Weinberg, a student activist, set up a table outside of Sproul Hall in direct defiance of the campus ban on political speech. What followed is … Continue reading