By Kirsty Maurits
The continuing dispute over the University of California Berkeley’s Gill Tract figured prominently throughout the last week. On Monday evening Occupy the Farm activists issued a statement urging the university to cede the tract to urban farmers. Within a day, university officials responded with “disappointment and dismay”, citing a “stunning degree of arrogance and entitlement”. UC police blocked access to the tract on Wednesday, and a lawsuit was filed against 14 members of Occupy the Farm later that day. The university sealed off the site on Thursday.