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Upstairs, downstairs

19 March 2003


sproul events

Peg Skorpinski photos

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.