Thank you for all your suggestions of issues that the BFA can take up. One of them is “Science in Politics” and we hope to organize debates on campus next year. We were encouraged by the huge turnout Saturday on Sproul Plaza for the “March for Science” rally. Also in the news is Ann Coulter whose invitation to Berkeley has again led to vacillations from the administration. We also note that the California State Auditor has written a damning report on administrative expansion and budget accountability in the CSU system – one can only imagine what she will be discover when she investigates UC, and Berkeley in particular. For more details see below and our weekly digest of news*.
Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan
Co-Chairs of the BFA.