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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Links for March 13, 2012 (UPDATED BELOW)

Birgeneau announces he is stepping down in December.

Berkeley Faculty Association calls on Birgeneau to condemn Alameda DA's decision to charge November 9th protesters.

It turns out that the UCB Tang Center shared information with UCPD on those protesters who suffered injuries on November 9th.

California Scholars for Academic Freedom protest President Yudof's recent statement linking protest to hate speech.

Davis Faculty Association points to some problems in UCD's recent policies on protest.

Occupy challenges administrators in new ways.

Stafford Loan interest rates are about to double.

Increased scrutiny of big for-profit colleges is causing a decline in enrollment.

Colorado considers law that would make it easier to offer lecturers and adjuncts multi-year, enforceable contracts.

UPDATE: Linda Lye of the ACLU analyzes the implications of the prosecution of the November 19th Protesters.  And the ACLU has issued a new PRA request to see what role the University may have played in the decision to prosecute.

Photo: UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau - by Karen Ling

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