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Issue #2593 :: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Top Headlines

New York Times Reports Campus May Be Required to Reinstate Cut Sports
As UC Berkeley is set to announce Thursday whether the campus will reinstate five sports teams slated to be cut, The New York Times reported Tuesday that UC Berkeley may be required to reinstate the five teams to avoid violating Title IX regulations, though the campus remains adamant that it is in compliance with the law.

Court to Hear Petition to Dismiss Suit Filed By Student Against Professor
The fate of a small claims lawsuit filed against a UC Berkeley professor for his involvement in the student conduct proceedings of a campus graduate student facing misconduct charges may be determined Wednesday, when a petition by the professor to dismiss the case will be heard in court.

City Council Approves Tire Boot Parking Enforcement System
In hopes of more effectively collecting overdue parking fines and reducing costs associated with towing, the city of Berkeley is implementing a new parking enforcement system that would lock cars in their place.

New Energy-Efficient Units Offer Affordable Alternative for Tenants
Eighteen blocks west of the UC Berkeley campus, a cottage standing in a professor's backyard exemplifies a new option for Bay Area affordable housing, consisting of a low-cost, energy-efficient dwelling strategically placed near a major transit corridor.

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New Energy-Efficient Units Offer Affordable Alternative for Tenants
Eighteen blocks west of the UC Berkeley campus, a cottage standing in a professor's backyard exemplifies a new option for Bay Area affordable housing, consisting of a low-cost, energy-efficient dwelling strategically placed near a major transit corridor.

Campus Unveils Paid Internship Program Focused on Sustainability Podcast
UC Berkeley students will be able to promote electric cars in China, develop sustainable energy stoves for developing countries and manufacture solar cells, among other projects, this summer through a recently launched campus internship program.

Berkeley High Conference Focuses on Issues Faced by Black Youth
Weekends are not typically the busiest of times at the Berkeley High School second-floor library, yet the room's reading tables were filled last Saturday morning with over 70 students, parents and community members focused on one topic: the challenges faced today by Berkeley's black youth.

Woman Arrested Following Assault, Robbery in People's Park
UCPD officers responded to an alleged robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in People's Park Saturday night.

City Council Approves Tire Boot Parking Enforcement System
In hopes of more effectively collecting overdue parking fines and reducing costs associated with towing, the city of Berkeley is implementing a new parking enforcement system that would lock cars in their place.

Court to Hear Petition to Dismiss Suit Filed By Student Against Professor
The fate of a small claims lawsuit filed against a UC Berkeley professor for his involvement in the student conduct proceedings of a campus graduate student facing misconduct charges may be determined Wednesday, when a petition by the professor to dismiss the case will be heard in court.

New York Times Reports Campus May Be Required to Reinstate Cut Sports
As UC Berkeley is set to announce Thursday whether the campus will reinstate five sports teams slated to be cut, The New York Times reported Tuesday that UC Berkeley may be required to reinstate the five teams to avoid violating Title IX regulations, though the campus remains adamant that it is in compliance with the law.


Sports

Bears Look to Reserves for Midweek Tilt Against Keelhaulers
The Cal rugby team's reserves will travel to Vallejo, Calif., for tonight's 7 p.m., match against Cal Maritime, but coach Jack Clark will not be making the trip with the team.

Pac-10 Men's Basketball Power Rankings
In writing, being proved wrong is not the end of the world. In fact, it can be enlightening. Two weeks ago, I speculated that the Wildcats were not all that they were cracked up to be and that they would soon lose a conference game. While coach Sean Miller's squad was on the brink of losing several times against Cal on Saturday night, the squad showed resilience and took advantage of the Bears' failure to close out the game. What was most impressive about Arizona's performance was its depth.

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery


Cal Prepares to Fend Off Utes
On the day before its match against Utah, the No. 18 Cal men's tennis team feverishly practiced its doubles teams across two courts. To a passerby, the boys looked strong and in control, passionately whipping out serves and intensely rallying until an accented voice released a foreign curse and the opposing duo received a point.

Pac-10 Women's Basketball Power Rankings
The Cardinal (20-2, 11-0 in the Pac-10) still hasn't lost a conference game, and it is increasingly looking like it will stay that way. In fact, with Saturday's win over Arizona, Stanford tied the Pac-10 record for 48 consecutive conference wins. And since the Cardinal plays Washington State next (their last matchup ended in a 44-point margin), it will likely break that record.


Opinion

Independent's Day
What does a third-year English student know about national politics? Well if you asked me, I would probably say a lot - but, then again, I am a third-year English student. Being an English student gives me the proper space from politics to discuss the subject with objectivity and provide a close reading of major issues. It is important to sort through all of the national headlines, tackling issues based on their individual circumstances instead of a predetermined ideology. Fortunately for me, my background has cleared the way for what I believe will be an ideologically neutral column.

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