This Date in UCSF History

If you need more persuasion to get to the polling booth, Proposition 22, also known as the Knight Initiative, should be enough. This initiative states, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
Originally published on February 11, 2010. Is love possible between two people with opposing political views? New York City held its breath when Ann Coulter (Freason, Slander, Godless are just some of her books excoriating liberals) started dating Andrew Stein (a prominent lifelong New York Democrat), but they soon broke up over “irreconcilable differences.”
Editor's note: To honor February as Black History Month, Synapse offers "snapshots" of significant dates in African-American history.
“I don’t think his personal problems should be a reason to remove him from office. It doesn’t represent high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It’s all political. Just look at the Republicans — they want him out of office… Clinton’s good for the country. Look at his high approval ratings and the economy.” — James Harris, School of Dentistry

Originally published on January 20, 1977.

Student and labor groups, anticipating the possible effect of the Bakke decision on minority programs, plan to protest the decision through mass rallies and demonstrations.

Originally published in Synapse on Dec. 1, 1977. Advocates of decriminalizing heroin received a powerful shot in the arm from the White House this month when President Carter authorized a federal panel to oversee research into the medicinal uses of heroin and marijuana.
At the Nov. 20 UC Regents meeting, Chancellor Haile Debas proposed the formation of a partnership between UCSF and a consortium of local business leaders called Bay Area Life Sciences Alliance (BALSA) for the development of the new UCSF Mission Bay campus.
Originally published in Synapse on Nov. 21, 1996. Before 1973, the year Roe vs. Wade guaranteed women the right to safe, therapeutic abortion in the U.S., David Grimes, MD, recalled visiting the septic unit of a Los Angeles hospital. Women seriously ill from botched illegal abortions lay in the twenty beds of the common ward.
Two weeks ago, French researchers reported “dramatic biological improvements” in a group of AIDS patients using a new drug treatment.
Presidio student housing has some of the greatest views in the city but is now falling prey to the city’s high rent problem as well. Just over a year ago, the first students and university-affiliated families began moving into their new apartments at the Wherry housing complex near Baker beach in the Presidio. For many of them, the decision was difficult.