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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 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

October 10, 2014
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Free Speech is not for Feeling Safe, by Wendy Brown

This is the third part of a week long coverage in Remaking the University which focuses on the Free Speech Movement.  Wendy Brown, former BFA Co-Chair and current Advisory Member of the Faculty Association, prepared this statement for the BFA … Continue reading

March 10, 2012
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Birgeneau should condemn criminal charges against Nov. 9, 2011 Protesters

The Berkeley Faculty Association is circulating a petition asking the Chancellor to take a stand against the Alameda County District Attorney’s decision to bring criminal charges against several students and a faculty member involved in the events of last November … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
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Faculty Senate Holds Chancellor Responsible for Police Violence

The Berkeley Academic Senate passes four resolutions rebuking Chancellor Birgeneau and the campus administration for poor management of student demonstrations that unleashed police on non-violent demonstrators. The Senate vote was overwhelming, 435-36, a mark of faculty outrage rarely seen on … Continue reading