19 March 2003
Things were hoppin’ and poppin’ on Upper and Lower Sproul Plazas on Friday, March 14. The annual Charter Day observance, noting the establishment of the University of California in 1868, featured the traditional distribution of blue-and-gold-frosted cupcakes to all comers by a range of campus luminaries, including Economics Nobelist George Akerlof (second from right in photo at top right), Chancellor Berdahl, and student athletes.
Meanwhile, in the lower plaza, a noontime event sponsored by ASUC
SUPERB Productions brought cast members from the San Francisco production
of Hedwig and the Angry Inch to entertain the cupcake-munching
crowd. The Obie-winning musical, featuring the “internationally ignored” rock
singer Hedwig Schmidt (Kevin Cahoon, bottom right), is currently
playing at the 16th Street Victoria Theater in San Francisco.