May 24, 2007
- A year and a half of demonstrations and two cancelled commencement speakers later, the University of California system and union officials reached agreement yesterday over a custodial worker wage dispute, the Daily Californian writes. The agreement will increase hourly wages at Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara by $1.75, and by 50 cents at the other UC campuses, affecting about 3,000 custodians.
- The "Women of UW" calendar, awash with scantily clad University of Washington students, has been pulled from university bookstore shelves after an E-mail campaign charged the calendar with objectifying women, the Seattle Times reports. The calendar features 13 women because, as the Times points out, "one month shows twins."
- More than 100 Iowa State faculty members signed a petition opposing a chaplain for the football team, according to the Iowa State Daily.
- The Daily Barometer writes about the "barefoot man," an Oregon State sophomore who isn't much a fan of shoes. With long hair and beard, he is often described as looking like Jesus. He also carves garden gnomes. --A.G.