Prominent in the national news this week was the on-again off-again visit of Ann Coulter to the Berkeley campus. Even though Coulter cancelled her Thursday visit, still the surfeit of police was deployed to militarize Sproul Plaza. One has to wonder about the purpose of these scare tactics. This week also saw the State Auditor publishing a damning report on the financial operations of UCOP, yet another setback to the university’s public image.
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Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan
Co-Chairs of the BFA.