University of California police officers on Monday raided a farm encampment set up by protesters over the weekend on a tract of land owned by the Berkeley campus, leading to the arrests of at least three people, according to the Associated Press. The protesters spent the weekend clearing the land and planting crops. In a written statement, the university said one person had been arrested for trespassing and interfering with the police during the early-morning raid, which took place around 4:30 a.m. The university said two people were later arrested on the same charges. Protesters occupied nearby land, known as the Gill Tract, for weeks last year before being removed by the police.
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Nicholas B. Dirks, Columbia University’s executive vice president and dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, will be the next chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, the UC president, Mark G. Yudof, announced on Thursday. If the appointment is approved, as expected, by the university’s Board of Regents, Mr. Dirks, a professor of anthropology and history who has written three books about India, would replace Robert J. Birgeneau, who announced in March that he would step down at the end of the year. Mr. Birgeneau has agreed to remain in his position through May, and Mr. Dirks would succeed him on June 1.