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Issue #1629 :: Monday, June 25, 2007

Top Headlines

Hardin Stays
After a lengthy decision-making process, the Cal basketball team’s junior center DeVon Hardin decided last Monday that he will return for his senior season with the Bears and forgo the 2007 NBA Draft.

Sex on Monday
Sex Sells—So Does Pee

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time in front of the TV lately. No longer on the prowl for sex and no longer buried in yet another Shakespeare play/masterpiece/torture trap, I have too much free time on my hands. Hello, my name is Christine, and I’m a TV-holic.

Charge Filed Over Crash That Killed Writer
UC Berkeley graduate student Kevin Jones, 26, is facing a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge in connection with the April 23 car collision that killed Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Halberstam.

Track and Field
Johnson Keeps Rolling With Another Championship

At the conclusion of the women’s 800-meter final at the USA track and field championships, Alysia Johnson was sprawled out on her stomach just beyond the finish line.

News

Chancellor Makes ‘Candid’ Address to Staff at Yearly Reception
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau spoke to UC Berkeley staff members in his annual reception on Friday at the Haas School of Business, where he discussed a variety of issues including staff wages and the BP research deal.

UC Berkeley Stays Out of Ranking Dispute
Dozens of American universities are moving to stop submitting certain information to the U.S. News & World Report for the calculation of the annual ranking of colleges, but UC Berkeley officials are saying there is no indication the campus will change its policy.

Alumni Association Names New Director
The California Alumni Association, UC Berkeley’s independent alumni organization, has named a new executive director after a seven-month-long search.

Work to Begin on New, Wind-Powered Marina Nature Center
A city-owned building is about to become the test site for a new wind turbine meant to provide an alternative energy source in an attempt to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

Charge Filed Over Crash That Killed Writer
UC Berkeley graduate student Kevin Jones, 26, is facing a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge in connection with the April 23 car collision that killed Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Halberstam.

Obituary
Train Kills Local Activist

Longtime Bay Area activist and founder of the locally based Bread Project Lucie Buchbinder died Tuesday after being struck by an Amtrak train in Oakland. She was 83.

Memorial Marks Death of Berkeley Family
Flowers, posters, candles and cards lined the sidewalk of Northside Avenue as neighbors gathered for a memorial Friday to remember the Berkeley family that died in what police are saying was likely a murder-suicide.

Department of Energy Names Berkeley a Top Solar City
Berkeley was one of 13 cities named a Solar America City last week by the U.S. Department of Energy, which will award the city up to $200,000 for a new solar program.

Hanging in the Balance


News in Brief
Police Seek Man Suspected Of House-Showing Thefts

Corrections
Thursday’s article “Police Investigating Tilden Deaths” incorrectly stated that the couple operated a business called Aura Skin Care Center. In fact, the business is the Aura Laser Skin Care Center.

Calendar
Friday, June 29


Sports

Hardin Stays
After a lengthy decision-making process, the Cal basketball team’s junior center DeVon Hardin decided last Monday that he will return for his senior season with the Bears and forgo the 2007 NBA Draft.

Track and Field
Johnson Keeps Rolling With Another Championship

At the conclusion of the women’s 800-meter final at the USA track and field championships, Alysia Johnson was sprawled out on her stomach just beyond the finish line.

Baseball
Summer Leagues in Full Swing

While many Cal athletes are taking the summer off from competition, eight Bears baseball players are still swinging in the summer wooden-bat leagues.


Opinion

University Policy
Exchange, Not Isolation

Academic freedom is one of the most fundamental principles that guide a university. To effectively educate students and conduct research projects, a university must not “hold intellectual exchange hostage of the political disagreements of the moment,” as Columbia University President Lee Bollinger declared. So when University and College Union members announced that they were considering boycotting Israeli schools, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau quickly condemned the decision and stated that UC Berkeley will stand in solidarity with the Israeli universities.

Campus Issues
Keeping It On the Low

To say that UC Berkeley values free speech is to put it mildly. Our administration knows that if it’s going to modify the rules that govern students’ rights, it better be prepared for one epic battle.

Editorial Cartoon


To Be Green, Pay Attention to the Numbers
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recently proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions focuses on energy and water efficiency, renewable fuel and energy, clean cars and smart growth. However, his plan does not account for the largest contributing factor to greenhouse gas emissions—human population growth. We must address the growing population in both environmental and human terms in order to make the governor’s proposal effective.

Letters to the Editor
Minority Enrollment on the Right Track

Sex on Monday
Sex Sells—So Does Pee

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time in front of the TV lately. No longer on the prowl for sex and no longer buried in yet another Shakespeare play/masterpiece/torture trap, I have too much free time on my hands. Hello, my name is Christine, and I’m a TV-holic.

White Space