INSIDE Chico State
0 November 21, 2002
Volume 33 Number 7
  A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico






Briefly Noted

Provost's Corner




Up Front

Cross-Country Teams Dethrone UC Davis

For the first time since 1969, the men's cross-country team won the NCAA Division II Western Regional championship. The team smashed runner-up UC Davis in Fresno, Saturday, Nov. 9. The women's team was nipped by Davis but finished comfortably in second place. Both teams are headed to Ohio for the national championships -- for the third consecutive year. Gary Towne was named the Western Regional Coach of the Year. Earlier in the season, both teams won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, dethroning four-time defending champion UC Davis.

Forum To Explore Strained Korean-American Relations

James Matray, chair of the Department of History, will speak on "Someplace Else: The Tragedy of Korean-American Relations," today, Nov. 14, at 4 pm, in Ayres 120. His talk is part of the Anthropology Forum Series.

For three decades, Matray has been conducting research on the impact of the Korean War on U.S. policy toward Korea. Since the late 1980s, he has focused on Korea's history and people during the 20th century.

"What has been striking to me is the persistence of anti-Americanism among South Koreans, especially the younger generation.This animosity is based in the consequences of U.S. foreign policy on Korea," said Matray.

Since January 2001, the United States has followed a policy at odds with South Korea

Korean President Kim Dae-jung's efforts at engagement with North Korea for the purpose of reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula. This represents a reversal of the Clinton administration's enthusiastic support for President Kim's "Sunshine Policy" that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000.

The current crisis merely reflects the continuing pattern in U.S. foreign relations of subordinating Korea's interests to the objectives of the United States. Bush and his advisers can use it, said Matray, as justification for military action against North Korea. "The Korean Peninsula presents a dangerous situation," said Matray.

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