Press Release from Wheeler Hall

The Open UC

Phone: (510) 556-4402

Email: theopenuc@gmail.com

Berkeley, Calif. November 21, 2014 –

We the students at the University of California, Berkeley and members of the UC Berkeley community joined together on Wednesday, November 19th in Wheeler Hall in protest. We oppose the UC Regents’ intention to increase UC Berkeley tuition by 27.6% over five years, despite opposition from student and faculty groups statewide. This would increase UC Berkeley yearly tuition to $15,560 for in-state students and nearly $45,000 for out-of-state students by 2020, excluding living costs. Through a facilitated democratic process we voted Wednesday night to ratify the following demands:

  1. No tuition hikes,
  2. Full transparency of UC Budget under California Assembly Bill 94, and
  3. Drop all charges against Jeff Noven, arrested at the November 19th Regent’s meeting under false charges.

While this movement began with the language of an occupation, we who have organized this space in symbolic reclamation of…

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