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June 21, 2016
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BFA Annual Report AY 2015-2016

This has been an interesting and intense year. It began with the announcement that the Berkeley campus was suffering from a $150 million annual structural deficit, $100 million of which comes from servicing the debt incurred on capital projects. This … Continue reading

January 21, 2016
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Open Letter to Janet Napolitano RE: Retirement Options Task Force recommendations

Dear President Napolitano, As faculty of the University of California we are deeply alarmed at the Report of the Retirement Options Task Force and its recommendations of two new and equally inadequate pension plans for those hired after 2016.   We … Continue reading

June 1, 2015
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BFA Annual Report: AY 2014-2015

As another academic year draws to a close, the University of California, and our own Berkeley campus, continue to face major budget problems. The recent announcement of the May Budget Revise, the outcome of the negotiations between the so-called CO2 … Continue reading

September 7, 2014
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BFA Divestment Talking Points

Fossil Fuel Divestment This document addresses fossil fuel divestment from several perspectives. The background for such a proposal includes three important general facts[1]: (1) A net increase of average global temperatures above 2° C will have severe catastrophic environmental, economic … Continue reading