The mixed support and condemnation that erupted this past week
when 180 professors made their personal opinions on the war widely
known to the public mirrors the wide range of feelings about
whether professors should express their political opinions inside
Faculty concern about a possible calendar switch from quarters
to semesters permeated the air at a campuswide town hall meeting
The meeting was intended to clarify issues raised in a report
released by the Joint Academic Senate/Administrative Committee to
Study the Academic Calendar in November and then facilitate
discussion among students, staff and faculty in attendance.
To the relief of the university, lecturers and clerical workers
changed their minds and elected to come to work every day this
The lecturers’ union threatened a systemwide January
strike numerous times last quarter, but both unions formally
notified the UC last month they have no plans to strike in
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