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Issue #1759 :: Friday, November 16, 2007

Top Headlines

Second Fence Complete
Workers completed a 1,120-foot fence topped with barbed wire around the oak grove near Memorial Stadium yesterday, the first step toward forcibly removing protesters from the trees.

Shrinking the Big Box
Some Americans like it big. You know: big cars, Big Macs, Queen Latifah and the Big Apple. Sometimes, bigger is better.

Bears Can Go North By Win in Northwest
It’s been awhile since senior Justin Forsett has been able to watch T.V. without being wary.

Arrests Made at Oak Grove as Protest Takes ‘Aggressive’ Turn
As the campus completes the second fence around the oak grove near Memorial Stadium, UCPD officials say they are concerned by the protest’s new, aggressive tone.

News

Second Fence Complete
Workers completed a 1,120-foot fence topped with barbed wire around the oak grove near Memorial Stadium yesterday, the first step toward forcibly removing protesters from the trees.

Arrests Made at Oak Grove as Protest Takes ‘Aggressive’ Turn
As the campus completes the second fence around the oak grove near Memorial Stadium, UCPD officials say they are concerned by the protest’s new, aggressive tone.

English Professor Garners Prestigious Poetry Prize
UC Berkeley English professor and poet Robert Hass won the National Book Award for poetry Wednesday evening, garnering recognition for his diverse poetry collection.

For Coach, a Winning Game Ends in College Scholarships
Alonzo Carter, Berkeley High School’s brash first-year football coach, broke into the entertainment business in the early 1990s as the lead dancer for MC Hammer.

UC Will Not Back Community College Proposition
LOS ANGELES—The UC Board of Regents voted yesterday to oppose a state ballot proposition aimed at increasing financial support for California’s community colleges.

Judicial Council to Issue Opinion on Veto Power
ASUC Attorney General Alex Kozak submitted a request yesterday for an advisory judgement from the ASUC Judicial Council determining if the presidential veto power granted by the constitution is in conflict with aspects of the ASUC bylaws.

Student Coalition Pushes for UC/CSU Fee Freeze
Students and their families took a step Wednesday toward increasing college affordability by filing California’s first student-led ballot initiative to freeze public university fees.

Berkeley Residents Flock to Volunteer in Oil Spill Cleanup
Scores of residents from around the Bay Area gathered at the Berkeley Marina Wednesday to undergo hazardous-materials training in order to assist with local oil spill cleanup efforts.

News in Brief
Private Contributions to UC System Top $1 Billion


Sports

Bears Can Go North By Win in Northwest
It’s been awhile since senior Justin Forsett has been able to watch T.V. without being wary.

W. Soccer: Cal Kicks Off NCAAs Against Broncos
When asked whether he felt the No. 19 Cal women’s soccer team had something to prove in its first-round match of the NCAA tournament against No. 16 Santa Clara, head coach Neil McGuire turned the tables.

M. Polo: Early Lead, Stingy Defense Key to Revenge in Big Splash
The last time the No. 1 Cal men’s water polo team was in action against rival Stanford, the game ended in a 10-9 loss. But rather than spiral downward after the defeat, the Bears have since been charging forward.

M. Soccer: With Pac-10 Title and NCAA Tournament Berth In Hand, Bears Can Now Secure Season Sweep of Stanford
In hindsight, all it took to turn the No. 20 Cal men’s soccer team’s season around was one deflected pass.

W. Hoops: N’diaye’s Career Night Lifts Bears to High Road Over Highlanders
Without its starting center for the second consecutive game, the No. 12 Cal women’s basketball team found plenty of help inside en route to a 65-49 win over UC Riverside last night at the Student Recreation Center in Riverside, Calif.

Volleyball: Pressey, Orchard to be Honored at Senior Night as Cal Hits Home Stretch
One ranks third in Cal volleyball history with 1,585 career kills.

Sports in Brief
W. Swimming: Ridgeway Rebounds From ACL Surgery for First-Place Finish, Leads Sweep of Opening Day in Hoosierland

Football Column: Oh, the Places They’ll Go (Or Maybe Not)
It’s hard to believe that a little over a month and a half ago, Cal football fans were looking online, trying to make arrangements for either New Orleans or Pasadena.


Opinion

Shrinking the Big Box
Some Americans like it big. You know: big cars, Big Macs, Queen Latifah and the Big Apple. Sometimes, bigger is better.

EDITORIAL: It’s a Dealbreaker
Nine months have passed since the $500 million BP-UC Berkeley partnership was first announced. This week, the two parties officially cemented the deal by signing a contract—a vastly different contract from the original proposal that threatens the integrity of the Energy Biosciences Institute.

EDITORIAL CARTOON


Reflecting on the Mixed Race Community
This is a question that many people who have more than one ethnic heritage are often asked. In the United States, people have historically downplayed having various ethnic or racial ancestries. However, it is becoming more socially acceptable to talk about the subject today and common for people to identify with more than one background.

An Open Letter to Chancellor Birgeneau
Last year, prior to the start of the tree-sit protest, hundreds of students and community members delivered to your office petitions signed by thousands of concerned citizens, students, staff and faculty asking you to save the oaks and build the new training facility in an alternate location so we could all achieve a positive outcome. We asked for a meeting with you. We never received a response.

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