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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

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

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