Issues

Previous Issue
Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010
This Issue
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010
Next Issue
Thursday, Sep 30, 2010
Search this issue:

Issue #2524 :: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top Headlines

Baseball Among Teams Cut, Effective 2012
For years, the Cal baseball team has been begging the athletic department to purchase lights for Evans Diamond.

Cal Rugby Cut From Intercollegiate Varsity, Will Remain 'Varsity Club' Sport Podcast
After weeks of speculation about downsizing, the University of California announced that Cal men's rugby would be one of five sports cut from the university's intercollegiate athletics program effective 2012.

Following Cuts of Five Teams, Department Looks to Become Solvent Podcast
With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's decision Tuesday to eliminate five intercollegiate teams from UC Berkeley's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, actions to move forward are being considered to further reduce costs and expenditures as the department strives for financial sustainability.

UC Berkeley Fraternity Member Found Dead in House, Suicide Suspected
UC Berkeley student Alex Lowenstein was found dead in his fraternity house with a gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Sept. 24 in what police have confirmed was a suicide.

News

UC Berkeley Fraternity Member Found Dead in House, Suicide Suspected
UC Berkeley student Alex Lowenstein was found dead in his fraternity house with a gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Sept. 24 in what police have confirmed was a suicide.

Study: Magnetic Stimulation Can Influence Decision-Making
The findings of UC Berkeley researchers have lent insight into the neural process that controls which hand is chosen to complete everyday tasks, challenging previous assumptions about how motor-related decisions are made.

Two UC Berkeley Professors Awarded MacArthur Fellowships
Since it was created in 1981, the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship - nicknamed the "Genius Award" - has been awarded to 43 members of the UC Berkeley faculty, each receiving a $500,000 stipend with no restrictions on use. This year, two more will join the list.

Freshman Helps Develop Comic Book to Promote Social Acceptance
UC Berkeley freshman Hamza Jaka combined his passion for comics and promoting inclusion for people with disabilities when he was chosen to help develop a story line and characters for the production of a new comic book hero: Silver Scorpion.

Bayer HealthCare Job Cuts Unlikely to Be Reversed
Though Bayer HealthCare's layoff of 39 employees last month has been met with protest from union members and offers from city officials to mediate between the two parties, the company - the second largest private sector employer in Berkeley - seems set in its decision to reduce costs through the elimination of these positions.

Berkeley YouthWorks Provides Job Opportunities to Underprivileged Youth Podcast
Navigating a series of budget reforms created in response to the 2008 recession, the city of Berkeley's YouthWorks program seeks to build on the success of its Summer Youth Employment Program after presenting data gathered over the summer at the Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday.

Following Cuts of Five Teams, Department Looks to Become Solvent Podcast
With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's decision Tuesday to eliminate five intercollegiate teams from UC Berkeley's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, actions to move forward are being considered to further reduce costs and expenditures as the department strives for financial sustainability.


Sports

Lacrosse One of Five Sports Teams to Be Cut
Tori Harrison, a junior defender for the Cal lacrosse team, was in a morning class yesterday when she got an email from head coach Theresa Sherry.

Women's Gymnastics Prepares For Last Season After News of Program's Elimination
The Cal women's gymnastics team is among the five to be cut in an effort to make the athletics department more financially sustainable, it was announced Tuesday.

Baseball Among Teams Cut, Effective 2012
For years, the Cal baseball team has been begging the athletic department to purchase lights for Evans Diamond.

Men's Gym Cut After Months of Speculation
The 2012 season would have marked the Cal men's gymnastics team's 100th anniversary. The Bears will stop short with their 99th.

Cal Rugby Cut From Intercollegiate Varsity, Will Remain 'Varsity Club' Sport Podcast
After weeks of speculation about downsizing, the University of California announced that Cal men's rugby would be one of five sports cut from the university's intercollegiate athletics program effective 2012.


Opinion

Mr. Sorkin to the Writer's Room, Please Podcast
When I first saw the trailer for "The Social Network," the new movie about my drug of choice - Facebook - my interest was slightly piqued. That is, until the part where Justin Timberlake comes on screen - at which point I laughed out loud and told myself that I could only take him seriously, ironically enough, in SNL shorts.

White Space