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Issue #2236 :: Friday, March 13, 2009

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Top Headlines

Bears Make First NCAA Tournament Since 2006
Get your boots on, 'cause the Bears are going dancing.

Cal Falls to Trojans in Controversial Last-Second Play
LOS ANGELES--The Pac-10 women's basketball tournament record for most field goal attempts in a game is 73.

Former UC Berkeley Tree-Sitter Injured in West Bank
Former UC Berkeley tree-sitter Tristan Anderson was critically injured Friday while protesting the construction of a separation barrier in Na'alin, a town in the West Bank.

International and Area Studies Department to Be Restructured
The International and Area Studies department and its programs will be relocated to the Institute of International Studies, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer said in an open e-mail to the campus yesterday.

News

Former UC Berkeley Tree-Sitter Injured in West Bank
Former UC Berkeley tree-sitter Tristan Anderson was critically injured Friday while protesting the construction of a separation barrier in Na'alin, a town in the West Bank.

Week in Review Gallery


International and Area Studies Department to Be Restructured
The International and Area Studies department and its programs will be relocated to the Institute of International Studies, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer said in an open e-mail to the campus yesterday.

Judicial Council Will Weigh Recall's Validity Podcast
The ASUC Judicial Council may soon test the limits of its authority after accepting a case that contests the validity of the recall election of Senator John Moghtader.

Stem-Cell Order to Boost UC Research
An executive order to allow federal funding for increased human embryonic stem-cell research may expand opportunities for UC Berkeley professors conducting studies in the field.

Union Deal May Provide New Lifeline For Chronicle
The largest union within the San Francisco Chronicle is set to vote on a tentative agreement regarding contract revisions Saturday afternoon, possibly saving the newspaper from closing.

City Helps Renters Hold Onto Housing Podcast
Not since her college days when she mismanaged her money was Berkeley resident Mechaka Gardner behind on rent and on the verge of being evicted from her home.

Four Suspects Sought Following Arrests in Violent Robbery Case
Following the arrest of three suspects allegedly involved in a North Berkeley home invasion robbery earlier this week, police are on the lookout for more suspects.

Former Public Health Professor Leona Shapiro Dies at 89
Public health researcher and former UC Berkeley assistant professor Leona Shapiro passed away on Feb. 24 in her Berkeley home. She was 89.


Sports

Bears Get Back to .500 With Victory Over Spartans
It may have been just one spot ahead in the national polls, but the No. 60 Cal men's tennis team proved yesterday that it is leagues ahead of No. 61 Michigan State.

Bears Perfecting Chemistry as Mustangs Ride Into Evans Diamond
The Cal baseball team's facial hair growing endeavours of the past week may seem a bit petty, but don't be fooled by center fielder Brett Jackson's mustache/beard combo or catcher Dylan Tonneson's 19th-century muttonchops.

Eight-Run Third Inning Propels Bears Past No. 24 Cal Poly
Danny Oh led off the bottom of the third inning against No. 24 Cal Poly on Friday by lining a two-strike pitch back up the middle for a single.

Full-Game Effort the Focus as Bears Host Vermont
Halfway through playing arguably the most difficult nonconference schedule in the nation, the Cal lacrosse team has become adjusted to bouncing back from tough losses.

Quest for Top-Four Finish in MPSF Continues as Bears Face Conference Foe San Diego State
All season long the No. 7 Cal women's water polo team has won the matches it was expected to win and lost those that it was expected to lose, but in order to qualify for the NCAA tournament in the highly competitive MPSF, the Bears must break out of this trend.

Second-Half Comeback Comes Up Short Against Trojans
LOS ANGELES-The Cal men's basketball team found a way to fight back Thursday night against USC.

Third Is Sweet But Cal Needs To Stay Hungry
LOS ANGELES-They say always count your blessings.

Tournament Play Provides Bears With a 'Whole New Season' Podcast
Even with all the accomplishments of the regular season, the No. 12 Cal women's basketball team is looking to start anew and wipe away the past when it begins Pac-10 Tournament play today.

Team's Identity Warrants a Closer Look
The Cal women's basketball team is wearing a mask.

Bears Sending Nine to Indoor Championships
Cal track and field has qualified five men and four women to compete this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Saturday Match Against Aggies Provides Reserve Lineup With Callback
Nearing April, Cal rugby coach Jack Clark needs answers. But the last match only gave him more questions.

Arioto Throws Shutout in 2-0 Win Over Wisconsin
For the second game in a row, the No. 11 Cal softball team went hitless through four innings. Bears coach Diane Ninemire even changed the batting order for the game, moving Shannon Houston to lead-off and Valerie Arioto back to the third spot.

Bears Begin Road Two-Step Today in Texas
While the No. 7 Cal women's tennis team (9-2, 2-0 in the Pac-10) has proven its successful streak in home matches, the same cannot be said for matches on the road.

Cal Tees Off With Collegiate Golf's Heavy Hitters at Souther Highlands
With all the suspense and anticipation of a World Series or Super Bowl, six of the top-10 men's golf teams in the country will tee it up this weekend at the Southern Highlands Championship in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bears Right Back Where They Started From for Final Meet of Regular Season
The Cal women's gymnastics team's season comes full circle on Friday. For their final meet before the Pac-10 Championships, the Bears travel to face Sacramento State and UC Davis -- their opponents from the year's very first competition -- as well as Seattle-Pacific.

With NCAAs on the Horizon, Cal Travels to Face No. 8 Penn State
There is a big difference between preparing for the future and prematurely looking ahead, but the line separating them is blurry. Often times looking too far ahead can cause you to trip over what's right under your feet.

Bears Have It Easy in Pac-10 Quarterfinal
LOS ANGELES--Due to a cold, coach Joanne Boyle wasn't her usual vocal self on the bench today, but there was never really a need to bark orders.

Bears Drop 10-5 Decision to Cal Poly in Lackluster Performance
Cal baseball coach David Esquer had only one way to sum up 10 runs allowed, nine walks, four errors and one outfield collision:

Bears Clip San Diego State With Speedy Attack
Forget the run and gun. This weekend, the No. 7 Cal women's water polo team was at its best against league foe No. 5 San Diego State when it was on the attack with an energetic swim-and-gun mentality.

Cal Falls to Trojans in Controversial Last-Second Play
LOS ANGELES--The Pac-10 women's basketball tournament record for most field goal attempts in a game is 73.

Bears Make First NCAA Tournament Since 2006
Get your boots on, 'cause the Bears are going dancing.

Win Over Tulsa Makes It Three-Straight for Cal
In Saturday's match against Tulsa, it was truly the freshmen of the Cal men's tennis team who led the way for the Bears.

Cal Notches Best-Ever Finish at NCAA Indoors
Even without producing an individual title at the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Cal track and field team came away from Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium knowing it had accomplished something in College Station, Texas.

Errors Spell Bad News for Bears Against Cal Poly
The outcome of Sunday's game against Cal Poly was entirely in the hands of the Cal baseball team. Unfortunately for the Bears, those hands were making a lot of errors.


Opinion

Time to Pay, News Junkies
Maybe you noticed when The Daily Californian stopped printing its Wednesday edition. Maybe you didn't.

A Hostage Student Body
ASUC Senator John Moghtader has shown a video documenting the Nov. 13 Eshleman fight to select individuals, including The Daily Californian Senior Editorial Board. The video clearly disproves the charges against the senator by the self-proclaimed "victims" of the fight: students Dina Omar, Dalia Marina and Husam Zakharia.

Don't Hurt the Body for the Mind
Monday Mar. 9, Chancellor Birgeneau kicked off "Mind and Body Awareness Week," a commendable program created to inform students the risks of stress, and the resources available on campus to deal with the pressures they face at UC Berkeley. The University Health Services website clearly emphasizes the connection between exercise and student performance, as well as numerous other demonstrable benefits such as better mental health and well-being.

V-Day Increases Needed Awareness
My father inspired me to take part in the Vagina Monologues. He's a loving man, and also the man who beat my mother. I remember hearing my parents screaming in the late night, slamming and my wanting to get out of bed and make it stop, to hold my dad back and save my mom. I remember lying there too scared to do anything.

The Co-op System Is Not Immune to Sexual Violence
This is in response to this week's Sex on Tuesday column. As a co-op resident who continuously advocates consent in my community, I know there is an alarming amount of sexual harassment, assault and rape in the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC). I know this as a health worker, an ally and a survivor. Sexual violence happens in the co-ops, the dorms and the Greek system. It happens overtly on the streets of Southside, when sexual predators grab at women's bodies. It happens covertly in our homes, when we have sex without asking for consent.

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