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Issue #1683 :: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Stacked
Stanford

Rub Her the Right Way
Either my e-mail’s not working, or the Berkeley crowd is incredibly shy. Instead, my homies exposed their very curious and dirty minds:

UC Berkeley Receives Record-Breaking Gift
A $113 million donation to UC Berkeley, the largest in campus history, was announced yesterday. The grant will provide the initial funding for 100 endowed faculty chair positions in departments and schools across campus.

Editorial
An Ambitious Agenda

At the beginning of the fall semester the ASUC produces an agenda listing its goals for the upcoming year. The agenda, which has become more or less a technical formality than an actual plan, is then sent to be approved by several senate committees. Present on this year’s list include several projects that merit the committees’ approval and deserve the ASUC’s commitment. In order to see an effective year, the ASUC should select a couple of short-term and long-term projects and then dedicate most of its efforts to those causes.

News

UC Berkeley Receives Record-Breaking Gift
A $113 million donation to UC Berkeley, the largest in campus history, was announced yesterday. The grant will provide the initial funding for 100 endowed faculty chair positions in departments and schools across campus.

Police Manhunt Ends in Two Arrests
A police manhunt on the north side of campus for suspects connected to an armed robbery ended with the arrests of two juveniles late last night.

University Reaches Settlement In Suit With Microsoft
A settlement has been reached in a long-standing patent dispute of Microsoft versus Eolas Technologies Inc. and the University of California, according to a letter sent to Eolas shareholders last month.

Haviland Hall Office Vandalized
A former UC Berkeley student went on a rampage at a professor’s Haviland Hall office yesterday, police said, smashing more than 20 window panes with a hammer before being arrested at gunpoint.

Professors Reflect On U.S. Reaction To Terrorist Attacks
Six years after terrorist attacks destroyed the Twin Towers and took thousands of lives, many UC Berkeley professors are pointing to the nation’s response to the tragedy as a turning point in how foreign and domestic policy is discussed and formed in the U.S.

Grant Looks to Help Overhaul Air Traffic Control
Researchers at UC Berkeley will be studying ways to improve the nation’s air traffic control systems through a NASA grant announced yesterday.

Boalt Speaker Analyzes Social Justice Issues in Katrina’s Wake
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, law professor William Quigley was trapped in a hospital in the city with 1,300 other stranded people.

Officials Work to Halt Spread of Sudden Oak Death
Researchers and Alameda County officials say they are working to prevent the spread of an incurable plant disease that has infected millions of oak trees in Northern California.

Waiter, There’s a Fly in My Beer!
Fruit flies’ affinity for beer tipped off a group of UC Berkeley researchers to a taste receptor sensitive to carbonation.


Sports

Stacked
Stanford

Pac-10 Analysis
With wins over Stanford and BYU, is UCLA deserving of its No. 11 ranking?

Sports in Brief
Cal Women’s Golf Team in First Place After Day One


Opinion

Editorial
An Ambitious Agenda

At the beginning of the fall semester the ASUC produces an agenda listing its goals for the upcoming year. The agenda, which has become more or less a technical formality than an actual plan, is then sent to be approved by several senate committees. Present on this year’s list include several projects that merit the committees’ approval and deserve the ASUC’s commitment. In order to see an effective year, the ASUC should select a couple of short-term and long-term projects and then dedicate most of its efforts to those causes.

The Deathly ‘Silent Spring’ Movement
This September marks the 45th anniversary of the publication of “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson’s anti-pesticide manifesto credited with inspiring the environmentalist movement.

Editorial Cartoon


Rub Her the Right Way
Either my e-mail’s not working, or the Berkeley crowd is incredibly shy. Instead, my homies exposed their very curious and dirty minds:

White Space