Tuesday, November 20

Chinatown in for a change

David Tran vividly recalls taking frequent childhood trips with his family to Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles. The fourth-year sociology student, son of Chinese immigrants from Vietnam, said they often went to get the herbs and foods they could not find anywhere else in the city. Read more...


Opening the doors to foreign service

Don Terpstra, a U.S. foreign service officer, served in Chile at the end of Augusto Pinochet’s regime and worked as a U.S. diplomat in Panama when the Panama Canal and Zone reverted back to Panamanian control. Read more...


Bruins debate world issues

In a sometimes heated discussion with witty rebuttals, the Bruin Democrats and the Bruin Republicans on Tuesday night debated topics relevant to current national and international politics, including security threats from Iran, filibusters in the U.S. Read more...


Former secretary of state speaks with students

Global studies students attended class Wednesday eager to address their questions about current international issues to guest lecturer Warren Christopher. In a lecture and subsequent question-and-answer session, which was open to other students and community members as well, the former secretary of state, who served during former President Bill Clinton’s administration, discussed the actions he thinks the United States should take in current international affairs. Read more...



Letter-writing campaign for divestment begins

Students will mail letters today to the University of California president and treasurer asking them to investigate the university’s financial holdings and relinquish stocks held in companies that do business in Sudan, if such investment is revealed in their investigation. Read more...


Campus reactions mixed

Students, faculty and the campus community expressed varied reactions to Tuesday’s announcement of Pope Benedict XVI as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. While some were disappointed by the election of a conservative pope, others found his expressed commitment to Catholic policies encouraging. Read more...



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