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Issue #1697 :: Friday, September 21, 2007

Top Headlines

Bears Open Pac-10 Play at Home Against Wildcats Podcast
It’s been so far, so good for the No. 6 Cal football team—the Bears put their demons to sleep with a redemptive 45-31 win over Tennessee and survived two potential trap games, wrapping up their nonconference slate unscathed.

UC OKs Fee Hike for Professional Schools
DAVIS—The UC Board of Regents approved a large fee hike for select professional schools yesterday, though some regents voiced strong concerns over a lack of affordability for prospective students.

For the Pretentious Belly
I was walking down Market Street last Friday and came across a McDonalds. Not wanting to be caught on tape with a burger, which could potentially come back to haunt me in a very Chris Crocker kind of way (grad schools would frown at that), I continued on. Then the unthinkable happened. I approached another sign with curvaceous yellow arches.

Cal Goes for First Win Over Stanford Since ’04
When outside hitter Angie Pressey takes the court against No. 2 Stanford tonight, she will likely have a couple distinct memories of the 2004 Big Spike.

News

Acting Social Welfare Dean Confirmed as School’s New Head
The UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare has a new dean following the UC Board of Regents’ approval of the appointment at its meeting Wednesday at UC Davis.

UCPD Wary of Mellowing BearWALK Demand
Campus officials say they are concerned with the low number of students who use BearWALK services, whose traffic has returned to normal after spiking in response to a rash of campus-area robberies earlier this month.

San Francisco Activists Demand Details on Halloween Readiness
A group of San Francisco activists spoke out Tuesday in response to what they called the city’s lack of initiative in creating a safe plan for the Castro neighborhood’s traditional Halloween festivities next month.

Looking to ’08 Elections, Campus Institutes Plan Panels, Conferences
n an effort to raise awareness of the 2008 presidential election and educate students about critical campaign issues, various institutes and schools across campus have joined together to host a series of expert panels with opportunities for open discussion.

News in Brief
Regents Increase Specificity of Investment Body’s Disclosure Rule

UC OKs Fee Hike for Professional Schools
DAVIS—The UC Board of Regents approved a large fee hike for select professional schools yesterday, though some regents voiced strong concerns over a lack of affordability for prospective students.

Hundreds Rally in Support of ‘Jena Six’
Hundreds of people on campus yesterday­—along with many others across the country­—rallied to protest what many have called a blatant example of racism in the prosecution of six black high school students in Jena, La.

Regents’ Vote Allows Tobacco Funding for Researchers
DAVIS—After months of debate over a proposed ban on funding from the tobacco industry, the UC Board of Regents voted yesterday to allow researchers to receive the funds if they first meet a set of provisions.

City Council Member to Campaign for State Assembly Seat
Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington has decided to run for a seat in the state assembly, a position he said would enable him to incorporate progressive ideas at the state level.

Center Suit Hearings Continue
After opening with fanfare Wednesday, a subdued second day of oral arguments in the lawsuits over the university’s planned $125 million athletic center focused on a state environmental law.


Sports

Bears Open Pac-10 Play at Home Against Wildcats Podcast
It’s been so far, so good for the No. 6 Cal football team—the Bears put their demons to sleep with a redemptive 45-31 win over Tennessee and survived two potential trap games, wrapping up their nonconference slate unscathed.

Cal Goes for First Win Over Stanford Since ’04
When outside hitter Angie Pressey takes the court against No. 2 Stanford tonight, she will likely have a couple distinct memories of the 2004 Big Spike.

Cal Hosts Stanford With Streak On Line
For the first time in seven years, the Cal field hockey team will face Stanford as an underdog.

Bears Look to Improve Attack at Stanford Tourney
After a fruitless weekend against two of its West Coast foes, the No. 24 Cal men’s soccer team will have a chance to get back on track against two struggling East Coast squads.

Bears to Get Test in Midwest
The No. 19 Cal women’s soccer team may need to rely on some fresh legs to keep up with possibly its toughest and fastest opponent of the season.

Bears Decline to Take it Easy After Grueling Weekend
The No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team sure has an odd way of recuperating.

Manning the Trenches
After a long, grueling practice one day during fall camp in the summer of 2005, center Alex Mack and the rest of the exhausted offensive linemen trudged off the field ready to hit the showers and rest.

Lone Ranger
Most college football players in Antoine Cason’s position usually choose the most beaten path.

Conference Play Opens With ’Cats
It’s been so far, so good for the No. 6 Cal football team—the Bears put their demons to sleep with a redemptive 45-31 win over Tennessee and survived two potential trap games, wrapping up their nonconference slate unscathed.

Bears Aerial Attack Must Shift Into Gear
Nobody who was in Tucson, Ariz., last season for the Cal football team’s crushing 24-20 loss will forget the feeling of knowing a Rose Bowl berth just slipped away.

Into The Blue
Cameron Jordan was one man in the stands of Arizona Stadium on Nov. 11, 2006, indistinguishable in a crowd of over 55,000 fans.


Opinion

EDITORIAL
Last week, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced a donation of $113 million to UC Berkeley. The grant is the largest gift in school history.

Know the Consequences, Avoid Game-Day Problems
Football season is a great opportunity for us to come together as a campus. Sometimes though, students can be confused about what they can and can’t do on game-days. The ASUC Student Advocate’s Office and the Office of Student Conduct have partnered to clarify these expectations and let students know about the potential consequences of game-day conduct infractions.

Editorial Cartoon


For the Pretentious Belly
I was walking down Market Street last Friday and came across a McDonalds. Not wanting to be caught on tape with a burger, which could potentially come back to haunt me in a very Chris Crocker kind of way (grad schools would frown at that), I continued on. Then the unthinkable happened. I approached another sign with curvaceous yellow arches.

White Space