Wolf was arrested in November inside Wheeler Hall, which had been occupied and barricaded by students protesting tuition hikes. Now he's facing a seven-month academic suspension (and a 10-page essay).
But Wolf says he entered the building as a member of the press, and the video he shot was later used by Democracy Now!
- "... the situation poses interesting questions for the educators teaching Mr. Wolf’s very craft. The Berkeley school is one of the nation’s finest and a pride for the broader university; a central tenet of its philosophy is teaching through real-world practice through its array of school publications and partnerships with professional organizations.
- In this instance, as Mr. Wolf’s footage from inside Wheeler Hall held undoubted news value, does the school give him a wink and a smile even if he broke the rules?
- Mr. Wolf claims to have “the support” of journalism faculty.
Wolf has several more days to decide whether to accept the suspension or take his case to a hearing panel consisting of two faculty, two students and one university staff member.