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Issue #2350 :: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top Headlines

Judicial Council Rules Senate Cannot Conduct Official Business
The ASUC Judicial Council officially ruled today that the ASUC Senate cannot conduct official business until it confirms a finance officer.

Local Bookstore Chain Opens Berkeley Branch
Despite the pressure of competing with larger bookstore chains and online sellers, the manager of Berkeley's newest independent bookstore, Books, Inc., hopes its commitment to customer service will help it stay in business.

Student Regent Hopes to Improve Access Across UC System Podcast
As a first-generation college student, UC Student Regent Jesse Bernal said he recognizes the importance of higher education for students hoping to make an impact in their careers.

Proposed Interdisciplinary Minor to Focus on Human Rights
Faculty and students from various disciplines are planning to propose an interdisciplinary minor in human rights to be offered at UC Berkeley.

News

Power Outage Affects Southside
High winds and heavy rain caused power outages throughout the Bay Area Tuesday, including parts of Berkeley.

Attempts Made to Revitalize ASUC's Tahoe Lodge, Increase Profits
Efforts are under way to restore profitability to the ASUC-owned Cal Lodge, which lost approximately $32,000 last fiscal year and suffers from decreased use by UC Berkeley-affiliated groups and individuals.

Student Regent Hopes to Improve Access Across UC System Podcast
As a first-generation college student, UC Student Regent Jesse Bernal said he recognizes the importance of higher education for students hoping to make an impact in their careers.

Bills Passed to Improve Energy Efficiency, Public Transportation
California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, recently had four bills signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, including a bill that supports energy efficiency improvements in commercial and residential buildings.

Proposed Interdisciplinary Minor to Focus on Human Rights
Faculty and students from various disciplines are planning to propose an interdisciplinary minor in human rights to be offered at UC Berkeley.

Local Bookstore Chain Opens Berkeley Branch
Despite the pressure of competing with larger bookstore chains and online sellers, the manager of Berkeley's newest independent bookstore, Books, Inc., hopes its commitment to customer service will help it stay in business.

Judicial Council Rules Senate Cannot Conduct Official Business
The ASUC Judicial Council officially ruled today that the ASUC Senate cannot conduct official business until it confirms a finance officer.


Sports

Midweek Notebook: Week 7
Time is supposed to heal all wounds. It also lets you go back to fundamentals in practice, run full-contact drills with the first-teamers and try to figure out how those wounds got so deep in the last two weeks.

Hale, Bears Take MacKenzie Invite by Storm
The rain usually produces dread among students who are forced to endure roaring buckets of storm water.

Deep-Sea Training Precedes Meets in San Diego
Traveling down to San Diego this week not only means looking for some good results in the competitions for the Cal women's swimming team.

Pac-10 Analysis
Why has Washington been so unpredictable so far this season?

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery
This Week in Cal Sports, two nationally ranked Bears teams fell to Washington and bounced back with strong performances in conference wins.


Opinion

An Accidental Overdose of Honesty
In honor of midterm season, for 20 points, answer me this: what political party proudly states that it discriminates on the basis of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background?

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