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[9 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Angela Kilduff —
During the protest, Erik Eisenberg, known as “Ayr,” supported the tree-sitters and sometimes acted as spokesman for the cause. On Monday, November 17, Eisenberg hurled a steady stream of expletives at Michael Goldstein, attorney for the UC Board of Regents, and followed Goldstein down the hallway of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. Goldstein, accompanied by six UC Berkeley police officers, did not respond.
This scene followed a hearing for Regents vs. Galloway, the civil case filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California by Goldstein.

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[6 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Sproul fight raises tensions among UC Berkeley’s Jewish students | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason about tensions within UC Berkeley’s Jewish community

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[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share | ]

Reporter Casey Miner visits the students running UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share bike rental program. Click to listen.
[audio:http://www.510report.org/wp-content/uploads/bikeshare_podcast.mp3]

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[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on At the Anniversary of Sproul Hall Sit-In, Perspectives on Activism and Obama | ]

By Angela Kilduff  —
Forty-four years ago, in the early hours of a late fall morning morning, police officers arrested nearly 800 students, ending an historic sit-in at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall. It was a turning point in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) and led to the university lifting a ban on on-campus political organizing. The leaders of the FSM made their mark on history and left a legacy of activism at UC Berkeley.
This anniversary this year coincides with another historic turning point, the election of Barack Obama as President. His …

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[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Protesters seek return of Indian remains | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason about a fight to reclaim Indian remains on display at a Berkeley museum 

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[25 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: The View From Tightwad Hill | ]

By Angela Kilduff
At the Big Game on Saturday, hundreds of people watched from Tightwad Hill. Listen to their perspectives and learn about this history and future of Tightwad Hill.
CLICK TO LISTEN
[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/tightwad_hill_ak_edit_final.mp3]
Many thanks to everyone interviewed. Fans included (in order) are Ted Cotsen, Donald Oliver, Jennifer Gage, Harrison Chastang, Tim Wood, Kelly Peterson, Zach Lawryk and Paul White.

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[24 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Envisioning a New Lower Sproul | ]

By Casey Miner —
Students lined up to enter a carnival on Lower Sproul Thursday afternoon, milling around, socializing, and investigating the inflatable tents and games arrayed around the plaza. To an unschooled passerby, the scene might look totally normal. To Nadesan Permaul, it’s all too rare.

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[24 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

By Will Jason  —
What is the cost of leaving a computer on overnight? Two graduate students hope questions like that will help translate energy use into terms that everyone at University of California, Berkeley can understand.
Sam Borgeson and Omar Khan — students in building science and computer science, respectively — want to make campus energy use more transparent. They are gathering data on the energy used every day at dozens of campus buildings. Then they plan to display the results at a kiosk in the Free Speech Movement Cafe, in …

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[22 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Context in Court: The Tree-Sit and the Free Speech Movement | ]

By Angela Kilduff  — 
The lineage of the Berkeley tree-sit goes back to the Free Speech Movement (FSM) on UC Berkeley’s campus in the 1960s.
In September 2007, veteran Michael Rossman made this connection explicit. He joined tree-sit supporters in an act of civil disobedience, climbing over fences and rushing into the oak grove. Using the pseudonym “George,” he wrote about it in an editorial to the Berkeley Daily Planet.

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[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Will Jason  — 
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With California facing a record budget crisis, state universities are looking for money wherever they can find it. It appears that U.C. Berkeley is increasingly tapping one reliable source of dollars: foreign students.
According to final enrollment data released November 13, U.C. Berkeley has more than tripled the number of international students in its freshman class. This fall it enrolled 360 foreign students, about eight percent of the freshman class. That’s up from less than 3 percent …