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Issue #2483 :: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Top Headlines

Seismically 'Poor' Campbell Hall Slated for Replacement
Dexter Stewart is ready to move out of Campbell Hall.

Guiding Line Gallery
A learning process was underway on the football field of Oakland Tech High.

Financial Aid Changes Effected, Helping Students Across Nation Podcast
A $200 increase in Pell Grant award levels and other financial aid benefits went into effect Thursday, easing the burden of student loan payments for millions of undergraduates and recent graduates across the nation.

Demonstrators in the Streets Protest Cuts to Disability Services
As Berkeley residents prepare to celebrate Independence Day, members of the disabled community have erected a tent city - named Arnieville - on the median of Adeline Street in protest of proposed state cuts to disability services that they say will compromise their independence.

News

Renovation Set for Final Approval
With the final whirls of a pen, UC Berkeley administrators and ASUC leaders have settled a handful of lingering issues regarding the renovation of Lower Sproul Plaza - clearing the way for final approval from UC President Mark Yudof.

Seismically 'Poor' Campbell Hall Slated for Replacement
Dexter Stewart is ready to move out of Campbell Hall.

Berkeley Pools in Deep Water As Latest Funding Attempt Fails
Following myriad failed attempts to keep the city of Berkeley's four public pools open, the option of including funds for the pools in a previously approved Nov. 2 school bond has also proved unfeasible, leaving supporters with increasingly limited options.

Berkeley High Principal Chosen Following Four-Month Search
After a tedious four-month search, the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education unanimously selected former Berkeley High School Vice Principal Pasquale Scuderi to helm the high school's divided community.

Demonstrators in the Streets Protest Cuts to Disability Services
As Berkeley residents prepare to celebrate Independence Day, members of the disabled community have erected a tent city - named Arnieville - on the median of Adeline Street in protest of proposed state cuts to disability services that they say will compromise their independence.

Financial Aid Changes Effected, Helping Students Across Nation Podcast
A $200 increase in Pell Grant award levels and other financial aid benefits went into effect Thursday, easing the burden of student loan payments for millions of undergraduates and recent graduates across the nation.

New Method May Help Predict Alzheimer's
A study published June 30 co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers has found a more accurate way to predict Alzheimer's disease by using brain imaging and a memory test, potentially advancing research and drug development.


Sports

Guiding Line Gallery
A learning process was underway on the football field of Oakland Tech High.

Rising Stars Keep Bears on Track in '10
With over 100 athletes and two separate seasons over six months, collegiate track and field provides plenty of ups and downs. The 2010 campaign was no different for Cal.

Musings of a Moose
Ask around our office and folks will tell you I'm a known complainer. So after watching the World Cup for the past three weeks, it should come as no surprise that I have, yes, complaints.

Press Room Banter
There's something uniquely fun about nicknames. In their various shapes and forms, long or short, they familiarize what is sometimes foreign, spice up what is often stale.

Sports in Brief
Randle, Christopher Sign NBA Deals for Summer


Opinion

A Bold Stroke
Some may call it clever, while others may think it devious. But Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's order last week that reduces most state workers' salaries to the federal minimum wage is certainly a bold stroke that stands to shake up Sacramento.

Voters Deserve More
For as long as UC Berkeley students can remember, ASUC candidates of all stripes have been promising to revitalize Lower Sproul. When students voted last April to approve the B.E.A.R.S. initiative, we saw the promise come a huge step forward to fruition. But it would have been naive of us to believe that this would be the end of the political wrangling over the proposal.

Men's Gymnastics Threatened by Cuts
With recurring budget cuts occurring throughout California, the athletic department at UC Berkeley has also been faced with unfortunate financial drawbacks. Due to the possibility of the Chancellor cutting large chunks of money out of the athletic department, some sports may be dropped.

Supremes' Ruling Threatens Minorities
What's at stake after CLS v. Martinez? Answer: Every student stands to lose her free speech rights if a university adopts an "all-comers policy".

Bain & Co. Promotes Dismantling of University
It's official. UC Berkeley has put snake-oil salesmen Bain & Co. on the payroll and the "Operational Excellence" snake-oil is seeping through the campus, with the full consent of Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. If you are a Cal campus community member who is away for the summer, it's likely you won't recognize Cal when you return in the fall.

A Mirage, Not a Solution
The thread of human interest that runs through this year's FIFA World Cup nearly overshadows the games themselves: the first Cup on African soil; the inspiring story of Bafana Bafana; the cultural rallying cry of the vuvuzela that seems to call for a much deeper sense of national pride than just team spirit.

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