Education: Bowker for Berkeley

Governor Ronald Reagan, a master picker of political targets, has long fired his hottest salvos at the University of California. He has rarely missed a board of regents meeting, where his conservative appointees have routinely attacked campus activists and university spending. Yet last week, pleading flu, Reagan missed his second monthly meeting in a row—perhaps, insiders suggested, because he has lately shifted his fire to a new target of opportunity, the welfare mess. The upshot was startling and wholly unexpected: by a comfortable margin, the regents chose a decided liberal to succeed retiring...

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