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Issue #1256 :: Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Top Headlines

Vice Chancellor Will Step Down
After nearly six years serving at the second-highest administrative post on campus, UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Gray will step down from his position in July to return to teaching and research.

The Job Hunt Is On
I think I can say the following without any risk of overstatement: Your job is the single greatest determinant of your success in life and should be considered a barometer of your worth as a person. But many students, exhausted from their daily toil in the knowledge mines, are not yet ready to apply for one. This is why I have graciously offered to provide some tips for the students at Cal who are looking to land that dream job right after graduation. Follow these guidelines and you will get more work offers than Dick Cheney's cardiologist.

Researcher Predicts Landscape Formation
Being able to predict what a natural landscape will be shaped like in 1 million years might seem like a prophecy a seer would try to answer, but that is exactly what one UC Berkeley researcher is attempting to accomplish.

Calm Under Fire
It's 8 a.m. Monday. After returning home from a weekend sweep in Oregon, the No. 13 Cal volleyball team is busy preparing itself for a more formidable opponent-Washington.

News

Vice Chancellor Will Step Down
After nearly six years serving at the second-highest administrative post on campus, UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Gray will step down from his position in July to return to teaching and research.

Tickets Kill Skateboarders’ Joyrides
Whenever police cars cruise by Berkeley's Orkin/Hsiang Memorial Skate Park on Harrison Street, Matt Mercer clears out as fast as he can and pretends to loiter along the park's outskirts as police routinely check for safety code violations and potential liabilities to the city.

Coming Out, Students Find Acceptance Amid Struggles
UC Berkeley student Michael Manalang, 21, made the decision to formally "come out" to the UC Berkeley community yesterday as an openly gay man.

Hollywood Overlooks Berkeley as Filming Site
When moviegoers swarm theaters next month to catch "Bee Season," which was set and filmed in Berkeley, they may not realize it is one of the few recent projects to be shot in Berkeley and the Bay Area.

From Thailand, Farmers Call For Change
Nearly fifty students listened to first-hand accounts from Thai farmers Monday on the struggles to sustain small-scale agricultural livelihoods, as part of ASUC's monthlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

After They Lose Control, Food Addicts Find Support
When Berkeley resident Jeff joined Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, he was feeling desperate.

Field Plans Advance, Spark Debate
An effort to construct a baseball field in South Berkeley gained momentum last week when the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Directors voted to commit $1.3 million to the project that would close a block of Derby Street during its construction.

News in Brief
Campus Graduate Garners Nobel Prize for Economics

Correction
Tuesday's article "Village Parking Plan Sows Seeds of Conflict" misspelled Christine Shaff's name.


Sports

Calm Under Fire
It's 8 a.m. Monday. After returning home from a weekend sweep in Oregon, the No. 13 Cal volleyball team is busy preparing itself for a more formidable opponent-Washington.

Cal’s Special Teams Outnumbered—Literally
• The UCLA football team received a helping hand Saturday in turning the momentum in their favor from an unexpected benefactor-the Bears.

Simply Put ...by Chris Nguon
For those Cal fans who still have that awful taste in their mouths from Pasadena, there is something happening Friday that should cheer up Cal fans, at least for a minute.

Men's Golf
One Week Later, Cal Finishes First

The Cal men's golf team could not have responded better to last week's last-place finish, as it took first place Tuesday at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

Sports in Brief
Women’s Golf Drops Another Spot at Tourney


Opinion

The Job Hunt Is On
I think I can say the following without any risk of overstatement: Your job is the single greatest determinant of your success in life and should be considered a barometer of your worth as a person. But many students, exhausted from their daily toil in the knowledge mines, are not yet ready to apply for one. This is why I have graciously offered to provide some tips for the students at Cal who are looking to land that dream job right after graduation. Follow these guidelines and you will get more work offers than Dick Cheney's cardiologist.

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