On November 28th, the UC Berkeley Academic Senate, meeting after a string of clashes between nonviolent protestors and campus police, adopted a resolution to condemn UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his handling of the situation, and called for a more coherent and humane policy for dealing with nonviolent student protest.
Month: November 2011
CUCFA Cites Conflicts of Interest, Concerns over Hiring of Kroll Security Group and William Bratton to Investigate UC Police Violence
On November 27th, The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) sent the following letter to President Yudof in response to his decision to hire the Kroll Security Group, and its Chairman William Bratton, to conduct an investigation of police violence at UC Davis. November 27, 2011 Dear President Yudof, The Council of University of California […]
ReFund California, a growing state-wide coalition of students, teachers, homeowners, workers, community members and faith leaders, is committed to ensuring that the 1% pay their fair share for providing public education. The SDFA Board has pledged $100 to support the campaign. We are also encouraging members to take the ReFund California pledge to “do everything […]
Occupy UC Davis General Assembly on Nov 21st, with an estimated 5000 participants, has called for a UC-wide “general strike” on Monday, November 28th, to coincide with the multi-campus UC Regents meeting. While the strike action has been officially ratified by student or staff unions at the various campuses, several groups are planning walk-outs, teach-ins […]
Over the past week, statements have been released by the UC Office of the President and the UCSD Office of the Chancellor, condemning police action and upholding commitments to free speech and peaceful assembly on UC campuses. In statements from UCOP on November 21st and November 22nd, President Mark G. Yudof stated that he was […]