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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

November 25, 2011
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The Council of UC Faculty Associations Condemns Police Violence Against Non-Violent Protesters

BFA signs on to CUCFA statement condemning police violence on campus in the wake of protests at UC Berkeley and UC Davis.  November 21, 2011 Text of CUCFA statement This week, we have seen excessive force used against non-violent protesters … Continue reading

November 24, 2011
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Resolution on Police Violence & Clarification – introduced by BFA and SAVE UC

BFA-SAVE resolution revised to clarify that it is not a general vote of no confidence in the Chancellor, but a censure of his condoning of violent police action against non-violent students and faculty. Here is the Senate Resolution on Police … Continue reading

April 27, 2010
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BFA on Student Judicial Process

April 27, 2010 – The Berkeley Faculty Association joins the Northern California ACLU, the Campus Rights Project, the Berkeley Faculty Petition on the Office of Student Conduct Procedeures, and the UC Berkeley Divisional Council in expressing profound concern about the fairness of disciplinary
proceedings against student protesters at this time.
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