Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53398
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/07/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2009/9/24-10/8 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/California/Arnold] UID:53398 Activity:nil
9/24    WALKOUT!
        \_ Education should be free, somebody else should pay for me!
           \_ the only "free" education is self-education. someone has to
               pay for it.
               \_ The person who receives it, of course.
           \_ Education is an investment in the future. The State of California
              spent a lot of money educating me, which I have already repaid
              many times.
        \_ Man, this article is full of all kinds of funnies.
           "I'm [trying to tell] that it's your right to walk out."  It's
           also your right not to go to school, what's your point?
           "Faculty urged the walkout" ahhh, right.
           \_ Faculty did urge the walkout; it started as a letter from
              a UC-wide group of faculty, mostly complaining that the
              regents didn't listen to the academic senates, who wanted
              furloughs to include instructional days.  But I'm not sure
              who they group today is really protesting against.  (It should
              be Arnie and the rest of the Jarvisites).  -tom
              \_ Sorry, by "ahhh, right." I meant "that explains a lot."
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Comments Georgia (default) Verdana Times New Roman Arial Font | Size: (09-24) 15:47 PDT BERKELEY -- Thousands of UC students marched through downtown Berkeley and the area around campus this afternoon, staging a sit-down protest and blocking traffic as part of a demonstration against cuts to the university budget and proposed fee increases. The protesters, shoulder to shoulder and chanting "Education should be free. No cuts, no fees," marched through campus, passing by UC Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's office, and then went off campus to Shattuck Avenue, ultimately blocking all lanes of traffic for two block. Turning up Bancroft Avenue, they marched to Telegraph Avenue, where they staged a sit-in at the entrance to the campus. By 3:30 pm, the crowd had thinned to a few hundred, Earlier, Dan Mogulof, a Cal spokesman said the crowd at the Sproul Plaza rally was the largest in recent memory. Shannon Steen, of Save UC, a group formed two weeks ago to protest cuts at the statewide system, called the turnout extraordinary. "This far exceeds anything we thought would happen," she said. "This is an enormous success for the solidarity of the campus." The protests are part of a systemwide walkout, which caused many classes to be canceled at UC and other campuses. The walkout is intended to reflect widespread frustration and anger as UC lays off hundreds of workers, imposes unpaid furloughs on nonunion employees and reduces courses to close a budget gap of more than $750 million - the result of dramatically reduced funding from the cash-poor state and higher operating costs. UC's governing board of regents is also expected to raise next year's tuition to $10,302, not including housing. The 45 percent increase over last year's tuition of $7,126 is also intended to close the put university's budget gap, but many students say it will put a UC education out of their reach. At the Telegraph Avenue entrance to the campus late this morning, a few hundred students, faculty and staff members picketed as more protesters streamed in, arriving for the noon rally at Sproul Plaza. By early afternoon, according to UC officials, police had estimated that 5,000 people were at the rally. Fifth-year senior Lajuanda Asemota headed to the picket line, her white T-shirt emblazoned with a block lettered "walkout." "I'm just really trying to get the word out to younger students that it's your right to walk out," she said. "I feel it's important to walk out because in the US you are supposed to have the freedom to get an education, but not everybody does." Faculty urged the walkout to protest the UC decision to prohibit furloughs on teaching days, but that led to a broader effort by students, staff and professors to focus on deeper problems facing the university. Key among their concerns is that the deep cuts will degrade the quality of UC and damage its role as an economic engine in California that produces top graduates doing the most innovative work in their fields. Sophomore Charlie Smith sat on a cement wall near Sather Gate at about 10 am, waiting for his 11 am political science class to start. "It seems like there's always something going on," he said. Cal officials said it was difficult to know how many classes were canceled today or how many students honored the strike. More than 1,000 professors and associate professors from all 10 campuses signed a petition urging the walkout and demanding that UC not cut the pay of anyone earning less than $40,000. The protests also coincide with a one-day strike by the union representing about 12,000 researchers, computer technicians, lab assistants and other non-faculty employees who have been working without a contract for 18 months. Hearst Newspapers Be the first to share your thoughts on this story. Thousands march in Berkeley over UC cuts Articles Thousands of UC students marched through downtown Berkeley and the area around campus this afternoon, staging a sit-down protest and blocking traffic as part of a demonstration against cuts to the university budget and...