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Issue #2402 :: Friday, February 5, 2010

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Top Headlines

Students Struggle with Waitlists
UC Berkeley sophomore Dior Sweeney feels uneasy.

Money Going Down the Drain with Recent Thefts
A growing number of campus restrooms have fallen victim to the recent outbreak of flushometer burglaries, though the frequency of the incidents appears to have subsided.

US is Reluctant to Swap Prisoners with Iran
The Obama administration will not swap Iranian citizens currently in American custody for three UC Berkeley alumni currently detained in Iran, major media outlets reported.

Study Links Glacial Melting To Black Carbon Emissions
Greenhouse gases may not be the only culprit behind the melting of Himalayan glaciers, according to a new study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers.

News

Students Struggle with Waitlists
UC Berkeley sophomore Dior Sweeney feels uneasy.

Money Going Down the Drain with Recent Thefts
A growing number of campus restrooms have fallen victim to the recent outbreak of flushometer burglaries, though the frequency of the incidents appears to have subsided.

US is Reluctant to Swap Prisoners with Iran
The Obama administration will not swap Iranian citizens currently in American custody for three UC Berkeley alumni currently detained in Iran, major media outlets reported.

Study Links Glacial Melting To Black Carbon Emissions
Greenhouse gases may not be the only culprit behind the melting of Himalayan glaciers, according to a new study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers.

Number of UC Berkeley Graduate School Applicants on the Rise
Budget cuts and increased tuition have not deterred graduate students from applying to UC Berkeley, nor have the cuts significantly hindered campus graduate programs, according to data released Wednesday by the campus.

Berkeley Police Officer Involved in Traffic Collision
A Berkeley police motorcycle officer collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Ashby and Benvenue avenues Tuesday.


Sports

25-0? Where's the Desire?
LOS ANGELES -- Nobody really had an answer for it afterward.

Current, Former Bears Hoping to Hit Senior National Team Jackpot in Vegas
Four current and former members of the Cal men's gymnastics team will be in Las Vegas this weekend. And like most other visitors to Vegas, they're looking to score big.

Early Lead, Late Lead, Game All Slip Away
LOS ANGELES -- First came an overtime loss to UCLA last month. Then came a missed opportunity on the road against Arizona last weekend.

On Lexi's Off-Night, Cal Finds a Way to Win
It's not often that Alexis Gray-Lawson throws up an airball from her hallowed three-point territory, considering she's fourth in the conference from behind the arc.

Discipline Key As Rugby Pays Saturday Visit To Chico State
Now it's about keeping the neutral guy happy.

Three Top-10 Teams Await Cal at Stanford Invite
Not even a college basketball team looking to raise its strength of schedule would envy the early-season slate of the No. 4 Cal women's water polo squad.

New Dahan Has History With Rainbow Warriors
As a French native, Jonathan Dahan is naturally a fan of soccer rather than football. So he doesn't mind that he'll miss part of the Super Bowl during the Cal men's tennis team's match against Hawaii at 1 p.m., on Sunday at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Quick Turn: Bears Win on Thursday, Race USC Today
For senior Aaron Casey, the Cal men's swimming team's meet against USC this afternoon will be a homecoming of sorts.

Cal Wins Nine of 14 Events at 'SC
After a deflated performance in its win against Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday, the Cal men's swimming team cranked up the heat in its dual meet against USC on Friday at USC McDonald's Swim Stadium.

Cal Streaks Through Stanford Invite
The No. 4 Cal women's water polo team improved to 3-0 in MPSF conference play and 8-0 overall after securing victories over No. 5 UCLA and No. 9 Arizona State on the first day of the Stanford Invitational.


Opinion

Stolen Security
As an urban campus, UC Berkeley has a number of distinct amenities-a bustling population, numerous businesses and restaurants, a wide variety of things to do. And, apparently, lots of property crime.

A Push for Success
Budget cuts have forced the California State University to the brink. After enrollment cuts, layoffs and curriculum trimmings, the CSU system has a new goal in mind for the next school year: higher graduation rates.

Coalition Should Suspect UC Allies
I hope that other members of the campus community read the Jan. 21 article in the San Francisco Chronicle ("Regents to back UC students protest at Capitol") with some skepticism.

Lies My Parents Told Me
Don't swallow apple seeds, my mum said, or else an apple tree will start growing inside your stomach.

State Education Shouldn't Hold Its Breath
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been systematically-and successfully-implementing his vision, articulated in his 2004 "Compact on Higher Education," to privatize the University of California and the California State University by cutting state support and overseeing massive fee increases designed to shift the cost of college off taxpayers and on to students and their families.

Report Misses Its Mark in Opposing the Amendment
California's Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) got the diagnosis right, but missed the mark on remedies for correcting the imbalance between state funding of higher education and prisons.

College Rankings Need to Measure Teacher Efficiency
It is welcome news that UC Berkeley tops the rankings of universities both domestically and internationally, according to the UC Berkeley website.

Exercise Can Slow Climate Change and Help Health
Climate change can be fought physically. If wind blowing through a turbine or windmill can create electricity than so can an exercise bike.

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