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This just in: as of 4 a.m. this morning, the veto of the divestment bill was upheld.

The votes were tallied and even though 13 people were in favor of overriding the veto, they fell one vote short of the 14 needed to override. Five senators voted to keep the veto, one abstained, and one wasn’t there.

The topic is of course a very controversial one, and it’s gained Berkeley international attention from Desmond Tutu to Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and nominee for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. So there are going to be some opinions about this. Many opinions, in fact. You might even say a plethora. Stay tuned.

Image source: Dawn Endico under Creative Commons
UC Berkeley senate upholds veto of divest-from-Israel measure, San Diego debates similar bill  [J Weekly]


Zomg, LOVE!

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

These five professors are quite the dapper fellows–the 2010 Guggenheim fellows, that is. Ah yes, looks like the newly-minted AAAS members weren’t the only Berkeley profs kicking AAAS-s and taking academic names. SHING! (That’s the sound of an awesome joke being made.) [NewsCenter]

Nobody wins … again. [Daily Cal]

People’s Park celebrated its 41st birthday today. People FTW! Parks FTW! Birthdays FTW! [Facebook]

They’re number one! They’re number one (round NFL Draft picks)! [Daily Cal]

Image Source: Connie Chen, Daily Cal [Through the Looking Glass]
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