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City, UC Disagree (Again)—Student Athletes Get Political

Posted By Krista Lane On Sep 5, 2007 @ 4:35 pm In News | Comments Disabled

The city of Berkeley is just picky, picky, picky [1] about their lawsuit against the University of California, probably because the university’s compromise still calls for construction at the contentious Memorial Stadium hippie lair oak grove [2].It doesn’t surprise us, really, to see the city vote against something the university proposes because it has rejected UC before [3].But we guess The Clog held a glimmer of hope after Beetle reported [4] Gordon Wozniak’s support of the ASUC during the election hoopla back in July 2006, noting “his analysis completely fails to understand the Alternative Vote system the ASUC uses.”Maybe Wozniak’s annoying constituency or his pained ignorance of campus issues drove him back to his nay-saying ways.But Facebook groups [5] have been popping [6] up in support [7] of the stadium and our athletic Bears, and we all know how important that makes the issue. Utterly.Nevertheless, we’re sighing at the City Council’s groundhog-seeing-its-shadow-like response to the university’s willingness to halve the scale of construction on their own property. It means an extended performance art [8] exhibit, and more to the point, more articles to bore ourselves writing. Isn’t this getting a bit old?Image Source: George Derk, Daily CalCouncil Rejects Athletic Center Settlement [Daily Cal [1]]Council Rejects Proposal to Amend City Charter For Student District [Daily Cal [3]]

CLARIFICATION: It has been brought to our attention that Gordon Wozniak was, in fact, the sole City Council vote in favor of settling the City’s lawsuit against the University of California. While the author intended statements to suggest Wozniak’s “nay-saying” was in other cases, she does not wish to suggest his position was against the university in the case of City of Berkeley v University of California. 

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URLs in this post:

[1] picky, picky, picky: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=25835

[2] oak grove: http://clog.dailycal.org/2007/06/29/the-return-of-oakgate-university-bends-stadium-plans/

[3] before: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=6700

[4] Beetle reported: http://beetlebeat.blogspot.com/2006/07/oh-hey-more-stuff.html

[5] groups: http://berkeley.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2233495197

[6] popping: http://berkeley.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2217600988

[7] support: http://berkeley.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2223588384

[8] performance art: http://clog.dailycal.org/2007/08/29/walk-like-trees-talk-like-people/

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