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Issue #1437 :: Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Top Headlines

Injury-Prone Bears Glad To Have Healthy Wilkes
If his recent play is any indication, Omar Wilkes is now completely healthy, which is good news for a Cal men’s basketball team that has had its share of injuries in the 2006-07 season.

Sex on Tuesday
Not-So-Shocking News

He had his finger up my ass. Actually, I wasn’t quite sure where it was. I hadn’t been expecting it. Wait, yes, that was indeed his finger. And that was definitely my ass.

Judge to Decide on Oak Grove Injunction
A judge will decide today whether to grant plaintiffs an injunction on construction plans at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium until their four lawsuits regarding the project’s safety and potential cultural and environmental threats are resolved.

Men's Gymnastics Season Preview
Talented Cal Has Sights on NCAA Title

The No. 4 Cal men’s gymnastics team suffered one of the largest setbacks in recent memory last Friday after it fell to No. 2 Stanford in much more than convincing fashion.

News

Judge to Decide on Oak Grove Injunction
A judge will decide today whether to grant plaintiffs an injunction on construction plans at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium until their four lawsuits regarding the project’s safety and potential cultural and environmental threats are resolved.

Berkeley Symphony Conductor To Bow Out
After nearly 30 years of bringing both the classical and the contemporary to Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra conductor Kent Nagano announced last Friday that he will step down to pursue other musical endeavors.

Grandmothers Take to the Trees
Resident and activist Sylvia McLaughlin, 90, relaxes with a book 40 feet above the ground to support the preservation of an oak grove the university may level to build an athletic facility near Memorial Stadium.

Professor Emeritus Garners Math Prize
Stephen J. Smale, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of mathematics, became a co-recipient of the 2007 Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics on Jan. 15, joining an elite group of UC Berkeley professors who have received the award for their contributions to the arts and sciences.

FACES OF BERKELEY
For Re-Entry Student, an Encore After 30 Years

After leaving UC Berkeley over 30 years ago to attend the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and pursue other interests, Benjamin is back to finish her degree in theater and performance studies and has landed the starring role in the upcoming spring campus production.


Sports

Injury-Prone Bears Glad To Have Healthy Wilkes
If his recent play is any indication, Omar Wilkes is now completely healthy, which is good news for a Cal men’s basketball team that has had its share of injuries in the 2006-07 season.

Men's Gymnastics Season Preview
Talented Cal Has Sights on NCAA Title

The No. 4 Cal men’s gymnastics team suffered one of the largest setbacks in recent memory last Friday after it fell to No. 2 Stanford in much more than convincing fashion.

Women's Gymnastics Season Preview
New Season All About New Potential

Following the Cal women’s gymnastics team’s season opener at Oregon State on Friday, several opposing coaches and spectators approached fifth-year coach Cari DuBois and told her that her team looked better than ever.


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday
Not-So-Shocking News

He had his finger up my ass. Actually, I wasn’t quite sure where it was. I hadn’t been expecting it. Wait, yes, that was indeed his finger. And that was definitely my ass.

Editorial
Education on the Brink

Last week’s UC Board of Regents meetings should have all but erased any remaining doubts about the necessity for greater state commitment to funding California higher education. Specifically, the discussion surrounding fee increases at professional schools should serve as a sobering reminder that the key issue for California education is not competitiveness versus accessibility—it’s public versus private.

Editorial
Planning on Controversy

day’s ASUC senate meeting, this shouldn’t obscure the problems that have surrounded her ascension—problems that bode poorly for hopes of an orderly election.

Schools Could Use a Cooperative Perspective
Does the term “leadership” still mean what it used to? It is time for education, government and business to embrace the word “stewardship” in place of leadership. In a country where the values of economic Darwinism preempt social democracy, the word leadership has come to mean being first.

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