Sources: UC hopes to hire Mark Yudof, UT chancellor, as system-wide president; Bush on Iraq war: “The world is better, and the United States of America is safer” (Photo is peace symbol made of luminarias at Sacramento’s Unitarian Universalist Society church).

Lifestyle corner is March Madness: “Stanford, USC, UCLA play today.” (Sports section hed on Stanford-Cornell game: “‘Battle of Nerds’ is waged today.” I’m hugely proud of my alma maters [or almae matres, if we want to continue the theme] for that description.)

And as long as I’m on the subject of granfalloons, there’s a Business section piece on UC Davis olive oil, now in its fourth vintage.