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Issue #2632 :: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Top Headlines

Gov. Brown says UC tuition could double
Gov. Jerry Brown said in a speech Wednesday that the University of California's tuition could double - pushing the total level above $20,000 a year - if revenue increases are not passed, the Associated Press reported.

Campus protesters to meet with administration
After a month of correspondences between administrators and protesters, four UC Berkeley students and one union worker may be able to meet with campus administrators on Friday to address grievances regarding the way in which Operational Excellence is run, a chance that was the result of negotiations between the campus and nine protesters who took part in the March 3 Wheeler Hall ledge sit.

Social science consolidation on track despite student opposition
Campus administrators remain committed to restructuring staff and cutting work hours in three social sciences departments, despite concerns raised by a coalition of students regarding the accuracy of the data used to plan the restructuring under the Operational Excellence initiative.

Dean Schlissel to leave for provost position at Brown University
UC Berkeley Dean of Biological Sciences Mark Schlissel is leaving campus this summer to accept a position at Brown University as provost, Brown announced today.

News

Female student allegedly sexually battered on campus
A female UC Berkeley student was allegedly sexually battered Sunday night while she was walking alone along Frank Schlessinger Way on the west part of campus.

Dean Schlissel to leave for provost position at Brown University
UC Berkeley Dean of Biological Sciences Mark Schlissel is leaving campus this summer to accept a position at Brown University as provost, Brown announced today.

UC president meets with governor to discuss higher education funding
UC President Mark Yudof, along with other state higher education leaders, met today with state Gov. Jerry Brown to plead their case for funding for public higher education.

Frozen yogurt remains popular despite CREAM's opening
Despite lines wrapping around the corner and a seemingly cult-like obsession with recently opened ice cream sandwich store CREAM, the city of Berkeley's numerous frozen yogurt stores appear to have stayed relatively unfazed by the shop's popularity.

Berkeley Department of Health Services braces for deficit
In light of a projected $12.5 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, the city of Berkeley's Department of Health Services, like most departments in the city, will shoulder extensive losses to its staff and community services.

Berkeley Unified School District releases safety report
The Berkeley Unified School District released a brief report on Tuesday about recent and planned improvements to campus safety for Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy.

Seismologists push for West Coast earthquake warning system Podcast
At a two-day summit at UC Berkeley that ended Tuesday, leading seismologists discussed the status of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast that has been in the works since 2006.

Social science consolidation on track despite student opposition
Campus administrators remain committed to restructuring staff and cutting work hours in three social sciences departments, despite concerns raised by a coalition of students regarding the accuracy of the data used to plan the restructuring under the Operational Excellence initiative.

Qualcomm CEO to speak at commencement
Commencement organizers announced to graduating seniors last week that Qualcomm CEO and chair of board of directors Paul Jacobs will deliver the commencement convocation speech to the class of 2011 at the May 14 ceremony.

Committee submits budget recommendation
On Monday, the Committee on Student Fees and Budget Review submitted a budget recommendation letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for the first time since its inception, with suggestions to allocate more funding toward technology and reduce funding for certain campus units.

Gov. Brown says UC tuition could double
Gov. Jerry Brown said in a speech Wednesday that the University of California's tuition could double - pushing the total level above $20,000 a year - if revenue increases are not passed, the Associated Press reported.

Campus protesters to meet with administration
After a month of correspondences between administrators and protesters, four UC Berkeley students and one union worker may be able to meet with campus administrators on Friday to address grievances regarding the way in which Operational Excellence is run, a chance that was the result of negotiations between the campus and nine protesters who took part in the March 3 Wheeler Hall ledge sit.


Sports

The more the merrier for Cal at Texas meet
The four-day Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays holds more significance than usual for the Cal track and field team this year.

Bears follow Ninemire's lead into capital
Last year's game against Sacramento State was a milestone for Cal softball coach Diane Ninemire.

Zerbini keeps cool amidst opponent's meltdown
To be a sore loser after a particularly brutal battle might not be exalted, but at least it's expected.

Cal's bats fall flat against Pacific
Brent McMinn started on the mound for the Pacific baseball team Tuesday afternoon, less than two innings' worth of action worked into his glove this season. He stood in the middle of Evans Diamond, staring down No. 13 Cal's leadoff hitter Vince Bruno.


Opinion

Primarily narcissistic
The sun is out, the temperature is slowly rising and the grass is green - spring is upon us. Suddenly, trips to Iowa and New Hampshire make sense. I mean, why not? With Iowa's tasty potatoes and New Hampshire's flavorful apples, these two states scream spring excitement.

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