UC Berkeley http://kalw.org en Your Call: What conditions are UC graduate students working under? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-conditions-are-uc-graduate-students-working-under <p>On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the recent two-day strike by the UC Student-Workers Union. Earlier this month, students hit the picket line accusing UC administrators of unfair labor practices and intimidation, including threats to take away visas for grad student protesters and fire those who strike. What’s next for these grad students and what are their demands? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:17:55 +0000 Malihe Razazan 42390 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What conditions are UC graduate students working under? At Berkeley: Interview with documentarian Frederick Wiseman http://kalw.org/post/berkeley-interview-documentarian-frederick-wiseman <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Titicut Follies was Frederick Wiseman’s first and most famous documentary movie. The controversial 1967 film details the degrading treatment of patients at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:56:04 +0000 Hana Baba 38212 at http://kalw.org At Berkeley: Interview with documentarian Frederick Wiseman Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor http://kalw.org/post/talking-tuition-uc-berkeleys-new-chancellor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of California system saw a major change in administration earlier this summer when Janet Napolitano was appointed president. When she takes office in September, the former Homeland Security Secretary will be the first woman to hold the presidential position.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UC Berkeley’s administration also experienced a change this past June when Nicholas Dirks was sworn in as the university’s chancellor, the faculty’s highest ranking position. One of Dirks’ primary obligations in his new role is to find new funding for the university. The numbers are stark. Ten years ago, a semester for a resident undergraduate cost less than $3,000 and about a third of the school’s funding came from the state. This semester, the state provides only about 11 percent of the funding and tuition is two and a half times higher.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:54:05 +0000 Holly Kernan 31819 at http://kalw.org Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Young immigrants torn between their future and their families http://kalw.org/post/young-immigrants-torn-between-their-future-and-their-families <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the </span><a href="http://undocu.berkeley.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Undocumented Student Program</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 01:13:38 +0000 Luis Flores 26540 at http://kalw.org Young immigrants torn between their future and their families Arts/Culture/Weekend: Goats, poetry, and Cuban dance http://kalw.org/post/artscultureweekend-goats-poetry-and-cuban-dance <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">THURSDAY</strong></p><p><strong>Poems Under the Dome</strong>&nbsp;// Go to San Francisco's City Hall to celebrate National Poetry Month. It’s an open-mike event, so bring something to recite, or just listen. It’ll be sheer poetry in either case. // DETAILS: Poems Under the Dome, City Hall, San Francisco, April 18, 5:30pm. Cost: FREE</p><p><b>FRIDAY</b></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:25:08 +0000 Steven Short 25857 at http://kalw.org Arts/Culture/Weekend: Goats, poetry, and Cuban dance