- Making News: UC Berkeley Bars Summer Students over SARS
The University of California at Berkeley, one of America-s most prestigious, has decided to bar new students from China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. The problem is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom or SARS. Peter Dietrich, medical director of UC Berkeley's University Health Services, explains the reasons for the interim exclusion and plans to re-open the university's doors in the fall.
- Reporter's Notebook: Inventory Taken on Missing Iraqi Artifacts
During the battle of Baghdad, it was reported that with American troops standing by, 170,000 artifacts were destroyed or stolen from the Iraqi National Museum. That number has now been reduced to 38. Was the looting wildly exaggerated in early reports? Christine Spolar, who is in Baghdad covering that story for the Chicago Tribune, has more on the curious calculation and a new, and tragic, form of looting.
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