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Issue #1711 :: Friday, October 5, 2007

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Editorial
Strike, Interrupted

It seems that students’ reactions to the GSI strike that threatened to occur Monday depended mostly on whether students were ready for their discussion sections or not. But even if you were rooting for a canceled section, the averted GSI strike was the best result for the university and students.

Police: Possible Oak Grove Link to Van Fire
UC police are investigating a possible arson attack on a police van outside Sproul Hall yesterday morning that they said may be connected with the protest at the oak grove near Memorial Stadium.

Cal Denies Ducks for First Conference Win
The No. 10 Cal volleyball team found itself in a very familiar position after two games Thursday night at McArthur Court.

Editorial
Skip the Competition

Until this year, the Cal Student Store, which is operated by Follet Higher Education Group, was the only organization allowed to sell Cal gear at Memorial Stadium. Over the summer, however, the athletics department decided not to renew its contract with the student store and instead formed a new partnership with XP Entertainment, LLC, which now possesses the sole right to sell at the stadium.

News

Police: Possible Oak Grove Link to Van Fire
UC police are investigating a possible arson attack on a police van outside Sproul Hall yesterday morning that they said may be connected with the protest at the oak grove near Memorial Stadium.

Biofuels Event Draws Protesters
Protesters marched outside a biofuels conference held at the Bancroft Hotel yesterday in opposition to the $500 million research partnership between the campus and energy company BP.

Plaintiffs, Campus Officials Welcome Judge’s Site Tour
The lawsuits over a proposed athletic center near Memorial Stadium came home to Berkeley yesterday.

Berkeley Residents Take a Walk­—and a Stand
City officials and residents marched more than 20 blocks through southwest Berkeley Wednesday in a show of solidarity against recent violence in their neighborhoods.

Following National Scandals, UC Revamps Loan Information Policy
The University of California announced earlier this week a new policy to provide students with transparent access to comprehensive information about student loan options by supplying lists of preferred lenders.

Outgoing UC President Dynes Speaks at Campus Forum
Speaking to a crowd of close to 70 people in a campus forum yesterday, UC President Robert Dynes addressed university-related concerns raised by members of the UC Berkeley community.

Berkeley Man Convicted of Drug Charges
A Berkeley man was convicted by a jury Wednesday of attempting to sell cocaine base in San Francisco.

Younger Runners to Gain Experience at San Francisco State Invitational
For one of the few times this season, runners on the Cal cross country team who typically do not get much attention will be able to prove their mettle.


Sports

Cal Denies Ducks for First Conference Win
The No. 10 Cal volleyball team found itself in a very familiar position after two games Thursday night at McArthur Court.

Unranked Bears Blanked by Cavaliers
Shellie Onstead posted the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s top-20 poll Tuesday to the chagrin of the rest of the Cal field hockey team.

In First Week of Pac-10 Play, Cal Invites Fading Huskies
On Oct. 15, 2006, the then-No. 14 Cal men’s soccer team completed a season sweep of Washington with a 3-2 win at home in a back-and-forth overtime match that ended on Javier Ayala-Hil’s goal in the 97th minute.

Cal Welcomes Harvard Before Davis Road Trip
For Cal men’s water polo coach Kirk Everist, the mathematics of water polo are a bit more complicated than the score-more-points-than-the-other-team football figuring attributed to John Madden.

Early Exit for Struggling Mouillon
Last year, senior Pierre Mouillon used a strong showing at the All-American Championships to jump-start a successful first season at Cal, compiling a 28-16 record in singles play as a junior transfer.

Sports In Brief
Cal to Enter Bulldog Classic Without Head Coach and Team’s No. 1 Player

Bears Host Tigers in Durden’s First Meet as Cal Coach
Heading into today’s season opener against Pacific, the Cal men’s swimming team may have reason to be confident knowing one of its team leaders is a Pac-10 champion.

Bears Dive Into Season Opener Against Pacific
Last season, the Cal women’s swimming team garnered a program-high third-place NCAA finish along with three national titles.


Opinion

Editorial
Strike, Interrupted

It seems that students’ reactions to the GSI strike that threatened to occur Monday depended mostly on whether students were ready for their discussion sections or not. But even if you were rooting for a canceled section, the averted GSI strike was the best result for the university and students.

Editorial
Skip the Competition

Until this year, the Cal Student Store, which is operated by Follet Higher Education Group, was the only organization allowed to sell Cal gear at Memorial Stadium. Over the summer, however, the athletics department decided not to renew its contract with the student store and instead formed a new partnership with XP Entertainment, LLC, which now possesses the sole right to sell at the stadium.

Get Ready for a Private Boalt Law School
When Christopher Edley Jr. became dean of Boalt Hall School of Law in 2004, he quickly made headlines with an ambitious plan to increase private funding of the law school, a plan that many labeled as “privatization.” Edley declared that the law school had been “orphaned” by a state government that refused to provide adequate funding for Boalt’s competitive programs, mandating an increased role for private financing. Edley himself resisted the use of the word “privatize,” but nonetheless made it clear that the school could no longer rely on public funding to support itself. Instead, the school would have to mount an aggressive fundraising campaign and, of course, raise its fees.

Editorial Cartoon


Belgians and Body Mass
This is the first of a three-part series on body weight, a really big topic (overused pun intended) that can’t be addressed in just one column. Rest assured I won’t be labeling any celebrities with the big F. It wouldn’t be socially responsible to spark a Tyra Banks kiss-me speech take two or a Super-Size Michael Moore documentary. Belch.

Letters to the Editor
University Was Wrong to Require Greek Resignation

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