Monday, November 30, 2009

Something Something STRIKE! Something

Welcome back from break everyone! Just wanted to get you all talking again. What can we talk about now?

UPDATE: Does anyone else think the statement from the Academic Council is astonishingly poorly written?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you discovered the formula for great N&B dialogue!

11/30/2009 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of "strikes", there is going to be a John Yoo protest tomorrow.

See http://www.firejohnyoo.org/

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TURN OUT THE TORTURE PROFESSOR
Pope Gregory Day, last Monday of Fall Semester (instruction ends December 1st)
Make this John Yoo's last class ever!

-12PM Sproul Plaza
Wear an orange jumpsuit to represent a torture victim.
March through campus.

-3PM Boalt Law School
John Yoo's class starts at 3:20, Room 105.
Call on law students and others to take a stand against torture.
--

Tomorrow, a bunch of people are going to be yelling about stuff they are mad about. According to Berkeley, that's a "strike."

11/30/2009 10:45 AM  
Blogger James said...

Finals is obviously the time when the majority of law students will be open to hearing about Yoo in the form of a noisy disruption.

11/30/2009 11:53 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Make this John Yoo's last class ever!

They're going to be so disappointed when they learn about this.

11/30/2009 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're going to be REALLY disappointed when they learn that class was canceled.

11/30/2009 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that class really canceled? For why?

11/30/2009 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure 12:22 meant the Monday scheduled class the protesters went to. I wish I was there to see their faces when they realized no one was there. I heard the "protest" lasted less than 15 minutes - I wonder how long it took them to figure things out.

11/30/2009 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My initial thought upon reading the Academic Council statement was that it was offensively lame.

"First of all, it's not us, it's the state legislature. Second of all, we are having a tough time, too, with all the furloughs and everything. Finally, will you kids BEHAVE? I mean, calling cops names and stuff?"

The more I think about how the regents handled the budget crisis, the more I think that the administration chose jobs over the students of the future. This was an opportunity for the UCs to do a hard assessment and cut some dead weight and unnecessary programs. This was the opportunity for the UCs to tighten up its act. Instead, they took a 20% cut in funds and turned it into an over-20% increase on the students.

I know I'm grossly oversimplifying things here, but I'm kind of shocked out how every statement from the UC regents/Academic Council/etc comes across so clueless.

12/01/2009 8:40 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Also, are they in love with colons?

12/02/2009 10:33 AM  

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