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Sun Nov 13 2011 Occupy CSUMB: "We Want No Corporate Influence On Our Campus"
Occupy CSU Monterey Bay: Rally, March and General Assembly on Nov. 15 Occupy CSU Monterey Bay will hold a rally, march and general assembly on Tuesday, November 15th starting at 1pm at Library Plaza on Divarty St and 5th Ave at CSUMB. A flyer for Occupy CSUMB states, "The California State University system is infected with the same disease as the rest of our sick society. It is designed to allow a small group of people to enrich and empower themselves at our expense. So as our tuition rises every year, and the staff and faculty are denied promised raises, the top administrators throughout the system receive outrageous salaries and benefits.

"But it's not just about money. Its about power; its about control. None of us have any meaningful control over our education. Students choose courses that we did not help create. Staff and faculty are forced to carry out policies that they did not help create. We are all forced to eat food from companies that we did not invite onto our campus. Even the “shared governance” that is offered to the faculty is a sham. The Academic Senate now meets only once a month, and they still have to work within the parameters that are set up by the Chancellor’s office and the CSU Board of Trustees (BoT)." Read more

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