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Issue #2588 :: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Top Headlines

Southside Fire Damages Two Apartments, Leaves None Injured
A two-alarm fire in a Southside apartment building, located at 2241 Durant Ave., left none injured Wednesday evening, though the fire damaged two individual units in the 24-unit building.

Tree-Sitter Charged With Attempted Murder Pleads Not Guilty
People's Park tree-sitter Matthew Dodt pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder today at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland after being arrested Friday morning.

Nineteen Students Among UC Affiliates Removed from Egypt
Nineteen UC students were transported today out of Egypt following days of political unrest in the country, UC Office of the President officials announced in a statement today.

Newly Developed Technique in Optics May Allow for 'Invisibility'
UC Berkeley researchers have brought Muggles one step closer to the status of witches and wizards with the development of optics technology that could result in a new kind of "invisibility cloak" - not to mention a computer that could run on light.

News

Nineteen Students Among UC Affiliates Removed from Egypt
Nineteen UC students were transported today out of Egypt following days of political unrest in the country, UC Office of the President officials announced in a statement today.

Campus Researchers Unexpectedly Discover New Species of Bread Mold Podcast
Biologists at UC Berkeley have discovered a new species of bread mold, providing insight into how differences in climate affect genetic variation.

Small Businesses in Downtown Struggle to Stay Open
Update: Pizzavore opened temporarily before lease negotiations failed at the beginning of the year and the shop closed for good.

Newly Developed Technique in Optics May Allow for 'Invisibility'
UC Berkeley researchers have brought Muggles one step closer to the status of witches and wizards with the development of optics technology that could result in a new kind of "invisibility cloak" - not to mention a computer that could run on light.

Tree-Sitter Remains in Custody on Suspicion of Attempted Murder
Following his arrest early Friday morning after allegedly cutting a man's hand while attempting to slash his throat, People's Park tree-sitter Matthew Dodt - also known as "Midnight Matt" - remains in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

Division of Equity and Inclusion Awards Grants to 13 Projects
After more than 30 project proposals were submitted by faculty, staff and students to the UC Berkeley Division of Equity and Inclusion last fall outlining ways to create a more inclusive community on campus, 13 projects were selected Jan. 27 to share a total of $125,000 in grants.

Tree-Sitter Charged With Attempted Murder Pleads Not Guilty
People's Park tree-sitter Matthew Dodt pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder today at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland after being arrested Friday morning.

Southside Fire Damages Two Apartments, Leaves None Injured
A two-alarm fire in a Southside apartment building, located at 2241 Durant Ave., left none injured Wednesday evening, though the fire damaged two individual units in the 24-unit building.


Sports

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery
Check out shots from this past week in Cal athletics. The Cal men's basketball team held on to defeat Oregon at home, rugby shut out Stanford for the second consecutive year, and women's gymnastics scored its first win of the season.

Pac-10 Women's Basketball Midseason Report
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford

Pac-10 Men's Basketball Midseason Report
Player of the Year: Derrick Williams, Arizona


Opinion

Mazes, Money and the Magic of Mumbai
If I were to ever settle down anywhere in India, it would be Mumbai. I've visited the city several times over the years, and each time I go I look at it with a set of fresh eyes. With each return, Mumbai has changed a little, and I have changed a lot.

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