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Issue #1108 :: Friday, February 4, 2005

Top Headlines

Campus Sheds Light on Plans for Stadium
UC Berkeley moved one step closer to renovating the crumbling Memorial Stadium yesterday when it released preliminary plans for a long-awaited project to integrate academics and athletics at the university.

Verbal CAListhenics
You're sitting down, minding your own business and perusing Chapter Two of a recently acquired textbook. Soft background noises drone on lazily, and as you stare at the same page for minutes on end, your mind begins to drift.

Cal Suffers Heat Stroke in 'Zona
TUCSON, Ariz.-Richard Midgley was selected as the enemy du jour amongst the 14,591 fans Thursday night at the McKale center in the Cal men's basketball team's matchup with Arizona. After hitting three first-half three-pointers, Midgley was heartily booed by the Wildcats' crowd every time that he touched the ball.

Editorial: Give Students a Choice
They look like Cal students. They study like Cal students. They take midterms like Cal students. So why don't they get GPAs like them, too?

News

Campus Sheds Light on Plans for Stadium
UC Berkeley moved one step closer to renovating the crumbling Memorial Stadium yesterday when it released preliminary plans for a long-awaited project to integrate academics and athletics at the university.

The Doctor Is in at Berkeley High
The Berkeley High School Health Center held an open house yesterday afternoon to celebrate its $500,000 move into a new facility.

Correction
Yesterday's sports article "Lee to Lead Bears Against Banana Slugs" incorrectly stated that Cal rugby is a club sport. In fact it is a varsity sport.

UC Applicant Pool Grows Larger After Taking Dip
UC Berkeley saw a slight increase in applicants for fall 2005, luring more than 47,000 prospective students, UC officials announced Wednesday. The increase comes after last year's drop in applicants, which was the first decline in more than a decade.

U.S. Government Says City's Public Housing Lacks Diversity
Federal housing officials are recommending that Berkeley diversify its public housing program, suggesting that the city's current system favors black residents.

Conservative Tries to Right Academia
When UC Berkeley released data last week revealing that freshmen are becoming more and more liberal, the voices of conservatives seemed to be slipping out of the mainstream.

Horowitz Returns, Minus the Mayhem
Four years after facing a barrage of insults and jeers during his last appearance on campus, controversial conservative author David Horowitz targeted what he says is a liberal bias in higher education in his appearance on campus last night.


Sports

Cal Suffers Heat Stroke in 'Zona
TUCSON, Ariz.-Richard Midgley was selected as the enemy du jour amongst the 14,591 fans Thursday night at the McKale center in the Cal men's basketball team's matchup with Arizona. After hitting three first-half three-pointers, Midgley was heartily booed by the Wildcats' crowd every time that he touched the ball.

Frosh Ruggers Crush Slugs in Lights-Out 86-0 Affair
For the UC Santa Cruz rugby team, it was lights out.

Turnovers Kill Cal's Chances at Comeback
The Cal women's basketball team, best in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting, squared off against the conference's top defensive team, Arizona State, yesterday night at Haas Pavilion.

Cal Tries to Claw Way Out of Low Scoring Against 'Cats
It's been all or nothing so far for the Cal women's gymnastics team in 2005.

Foursome Hits Vegas for Winter Cup
If a male gymnast is talented enough to score a 10.000 in any collegiate event, he no doubt has enough of a pedigree to compete in the prestigious Winter Cup.

Cal Attempts to Overcome Jitters Against Anteaters
In order for the Cal baseball team to reach the NCAA tournament for the second time in coach David Esquer's six-year tenure, a collection of underclassmen-especially those part of the Bears' 2004 recruiting class ranked No. 5 by Baseball America-will likely need breakout seasons in their recently acquired spotlight.

Men's Swimming Overflowing with Confidence Before USC Meet
Predictions can often be a dangerous omen, but Caleb Rowe doesn't seem worried.

Men's Tennis Bout With San Diego Has International Flavor
When the Cal men's tennis team hosts San Diego on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hellman Tennis Center, it may be a good idea for fans to bring along an atlas.


Opinion

From the Bottom Up: Students Must Change
I've spent over 2 years on the Berkeley campus now, and there is a melancholy thread that makes itself evident as you move from section to section, class to class.

Editorial: Give Students a Choice
They look like Cal students. They study like Cal students. They take midterms like Cal students. So why don't they get GPAs like them, too?

Editorial: The Clash of Ideals
Tobacco companies don't exactly fulfill the image of the squeaky-clean corporate citizen, but that's not good enough reason for UC to limit faculty members' academic freedom.

Verbal CAListhenics
You're sitting down, minding your own business and perusing Chapter Two of a recently acquired textbook. Soft background noises drone on lazily, and as you stare at the same page for minutes on end, your mind begins to drift.

Letter to the Editor
Long Live Academic Freedom

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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