Friday, November 20, 2009

The Berkeley protest

Fri, November 20, 2009 9:01 am
The campus police are working to resolve a protest action that is occurring in
Wheeler Hall. Staff, faculty and students who would normally be working in Wheeler
Hall are asked to remain out of the building until further notice. Employees who
can contact their supervisors should talk to them if possible to determine whether
telecommuting or relocation to another work area is an option. Those in the
building right now are advised to leave until the situation has been resolved.
Employees who remain on campus may check in at Dwinelle Plaza at 10am. for further
Fri, November 20, 2009 10:42 am
Campus police continue to work to resolve the protest action at Wheeler Hall.
Campus police are striving to end the occupation of Wheeler Hall with the safety of
our campus community, including all those involved in this action, as an uppermost

Wheeler Hall will remain closed until further notice. Instructors who teach in
Wheeler Hall will be contacted shortly by e-mail.

Fri, November 20, 2009 12:07 pm
Approximately 200 protestors are continuing to demonstrate on the south side of
campus in the area around Wheeler Hall. Wheeler Hall is occupied by protestors and
the building remains locked.

All classes at Wheeler are suspended until further notice and employees who work in
Wheeler Hall are advised that they should plan on not being able to enter the
building for the remainder of the work day. Employees should confirm alternative
work arrangements with their supervisor, as possible. Instructors who teach in
Wheeler Hall are being contacted by e-mail.

Fire alarms have been intentionally set off in several buildings including Barrows,
Dwinelle, and Sproul Hall. The fire department is verifying that these are false
alarms and will allow people to reenter buildings when it is safe to do so.

The safety of our campus community, including those involved in this protest, are
an utmost priority of our police as they work to resolve the situation.

Thank you to all members of the campus community for your continued patience in this
matter. Please check for updates throughout the day on the Berkeley home page

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