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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 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 read more »


Thinking about watching Mission Impossible to start the weekend vicariously? Mulling over what Ron Paul had to say? Or do you just simply want to get to class? So there you are, just reflecting on the complications of life when suddenly … HELLO! Would you like to hear about <insert ASUC candidate name here>? Um … *awkward silence*

Well, if learning about the ASUC and its candidates from a different source is more suitable for you, then here’s a nifty guide on the do’s and don’t's on avoiding ASUC campaigners or Sproulers in general.

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DO: Get into cart that drives students around. Plus, you can give all the Sproulers creepy looks as you roll along.

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DON’T: Wear bright clothing that will potentially make you more attractive (not in fashion appeal though, sorry). read more »


Ron Paul

Just days after the conservative think-tank National Association of Scholars released a study saying that liberal faculty and political correctness at the University of California has resulted in students receiving a decrepit and biased education, Republican presidential candidate (if we can still realistically call him that) Dr. Ron Paul will be stopping by Zellerbach Auditorium this Thursday, April 5.

Take that NAS!

The study entitled “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California,” may have been recently quoted by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum when he outlandishly proclaimed that the universities in the UC system “don’t even teach an American history course.” WHAT THE EFF!?

Dr. Paul, who is possibly the most sane candidate running for the Republican nomination (wow, that really isn’t much of a compliment now is it?), will be hosted by student organizations Students for Liberty (who should really consider retaking their club photo) and Youth for Ron Paul.

The campaign event, which we’ll assume is for 2016 considering he has yet to win a primary, begins at 7 p.m. in Zellerbach Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Vouchers are available at ronpaulatberkeley.eventbrite.com. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 or risk losing their seating.

UPDATE: Event moved from Zellerbach to Memorial Glade to accomodate everyone. Vouchers no longer required.

Image source: Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons
Report: Leftism at the UC leads to skewed education [Daily Cal]