Welcome to the winter issue of the California Patriot! This issue is especially focused on the whirlwind of activity surrounding the U.C. Berkeley campus.
As was caught on Fox News and other news sources, a handful of students broke into Wheeler Hall and barricaded the building to prohibit roughly 3,800 students from attending classes and causing a commotion drawing out hundreds of students to observe the spectacle. Opinion Editor Andrew Glidden has more details. This was followed by a class meeting and another demonstration demanding a halt to the laying off of employees and increasing student fees by the U.C. Regents. Readers can find news regarding another demonstration, this time conducted by Berkeley Students for Life and the backlash it received from the National Organization for Women. This is an example of the growing trend of conservative clubs branching out beyond the historic Berkeley College Republicans, which Managing Editor Spencer Doyle writes about.
Also on campus, Professor Oliver Williamson received the Nobel Prize in economics, and Glidden was able to get an exclusive interview with him, and this is complimented by the background article by Andy Nevis. We are very proud of Professor Williamson and his contribution to the renowned faculty and his field at U.C. Berkeley.
As the year draws to a close, I am reminded by how blessed I am by being at this great university and having such a wonderful board and staff here at the California Patriot. May God bless you all during this holiday season, and we will see you in 2010!
Ann Marie Jelacich