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Sunday Shout-Out: Politics and … um, politics

Posted By Ricardo Barton On Apr 8, 2012 @ 7:36 pm In The Specials | Comments Disabled

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Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

Unless you decided to extend your spring break like some of our professors did, you may have noticed that it was a slightly political week for some of us on campus.

On Monday, former vice-president Al Gore video-chatted [1] with a small group of graduate students at the UC Berkeley School of Law. For 30 minutes, he spoke to the students about renewable energy and climate change issues and later opened up the floor for discussion. Daily Cal cameras not only captured the lecture but also a few of the students’ nonchalant attitudes (i.e. nail picking, looking around, possible napping), giving us even more reason (like we needed more) to tremendously dislike grad students. [Daily Cal [1]]

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul got “rock star treatment [2]” at our very own “haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” According to different sources, Dr. Paul had somewhere between 1,000 and 8,500 supporters … give or take a few thousand. [YouTube [2]]

The civil rights group BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) celebrated Good Friday by occupying the registrar’s office [3] to protest what they say is a lack of minority students enrolled in the university. The group of about 20 protesters stayed for only two hours before leaving on their own accord. [NBC Bay Area [3]]

This week was also full of smudgy chalk, bad signs and lots and lots of flyers [4] … ugh … [The Daily Clog [4]]

Image source: John-Morgan [5] under Creative Commons
Earlier: Well, that was fast [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Al Gore video-chatted: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/04/02/al-gore-video-chats-with-uc-berkeley-students/

[2] rock star treatment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9kV2rfwmCM&feature=player_embedded#!

[3] occupying the registrar’s office: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Police-Monitor-Building-Takeover-at-UC-Berkeley-146488905.html

[4] flyers: http://clog.dailycal.org/2012/04/06/how-to-avoid-asuc-campaigners-a-visual-guide/

[5] John-Morgan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/6467440997/

[6] Well, that was fast: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/08/28/sunday-shout-out-well-that-was-fast/

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