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Issue #2380 :: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Protesters Stage Sit-In at UCOP in Latest Demonstration
About 150 UC Berkeley students and community members marched into the UC Office of the President in Oakland Monday afternoon, demanding to speak to UC President Mark Yudof.

Some Question Police Use of Force During Protest Podcast Video
UCPD officials said they will continue to investigate force used against protesters on Friday, but added that certain actions were necessary to maintain order.

Students Give Inside View on Occupation of Wheeler Hall Video
As hundreds of protesters rallied outside, some of the 40 people who occupied a portion of the second floor of Wheeler Hall on Nov. 20 said they lived a day filled with both fear and joy.

Campus Enrollment Data Show Increase in Number of International Students
Enrollment data from UC Berkeley indicate a rise in the number of international students on campus this fall.

News

Protesters Stage Sit-In at UCOP in Latest Demonstration
About 150 UC Berkeley students and community members marched into the UC Office of the President in Oakland Monday afternoon, demanding to speak to UC President Mark Yudof.

Some Question Police Use of Force During Protest Podcast Video
UCPD officials said they will continue to investigate force used against protesters on Friday, but added that certain actions were necessary to maintain order.

Students Give Inside View on Occupation of Wheeler Hall Video
As hundreds of protesters rallied outside, some of the 40 people who occupied a portion of the second floor of Wheeler Hall on Nov. 20 said they lived a day filled with both fear and joy.

Campus Enrollment Data Show Increase in Number of International Students
Enrollment data from UC Berkeley indicate a rise in the number of international students on campus this fall.

New Media Plays Central Role in Coverage of Campus Protest
Friday's occupation of Wheeler Hall was marked by more than just confrontations between students and police throughout the 12-hour stand-off.

Two Men Sentenced in Crash That Killed Students
More than four years after three UC Berkeley graduate students were killed in a high-speed crash, the two Oakland men responsible were sentenced Friday.

Final Draft of Plan Recommends Future Goals for Greek System
A coordinating committee composed of fraternity and sorority members, Berkeley community members and alumni released a final draft Nov. 13 of a 10-year plan to guide Greek life on campus.

Berkeley Man Arrested as Suspect in January Killing of Danville Resident
A Berkeley man was arrested Wednesday as a suspect in the January killing of a 17-year-old Danville resident that occurred during a dispute allegedly related to a drug transaction.


Sports

Bears to Use Their Backup Plan
The Cal men's basketball team played two games in New York this weekend and returned with three losses.

Tedford Defends Decision to Go for Field Goal in Fourth
Almost immediately upon emerging from the Cal football team's euphoric locker room following the Bears' 34-28 win over Stanford, coach Jeff Tedford was asked to explain his decision to center the ball on third down from inside the Cardinal's 10-yard line on Cal's final drive.

Cannon Fodder
Before last weekend, all signs pointed to "suck"-the school looked to be tearing itself apart, the new Twilight movie was coming out and the Cal football team was the next stop on the Toby Gerhart Heisman Express.

Cal Remains Optimistic in Down Year
When the Cal men's soccer team took the field at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium on the Stanford campus last Saturday they knew it probably was going to be the last game of their season. And for some, like Jacob Wilson, the last game of their careers.


Opinion

Occupational Hazard
Early Friday morning, 40 activists (mostly UC Berkeley students) barricaded themselves inside the second floor of Wheeler Hall in a dramatic act of protest over the unprecedented 32 percent fee hike passed by the UC Board of Regents the day before.

Sex on Tuesday: My Failures to Launch
What's that sensation? Is that me losing a boner?

Occupation Was a Success for Students
(Note: Paul Davalos also contributed to the writing of this this piece.)

Only Education Will Save Our University
As I walked through campus on Friday and saw masses of students assembled in front of Wheeler, police cordoning off crowds and the overpowering assortment of noises-chants, fire alarms, bullhorns-I came away with an overpowering sentiment: this school has become nothing more than a parade and a circus show. This strike stems from a blinding, illogical sense of entitlement, fueled by ignorance. Friday only gave me an intense sense of disappointment with my fellow students, who are supposed to be among the smartest and most inquisitive in the nation.

Remembering Native Americans
Since 1990, U.S. presidents have designated November as a month to celebrate the ancestry and heritage of Native Americans. For much longer, Americans have made de-politicized cultural motifs central to Thanksgiving holiday celebrations. Children make "Native American" arts and crafts or re-enact romanticized first Thanksgivings between Plymouth "pilgrims" and Wampanoag "Indians", selectively remembering the act of sharing food in a moment when the Indians were about to lose most everything.

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