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Issue #2650 :: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Top Headlines

Hunger strike continues through a second day
A group of about 12 hunger strikers with their supporters gathered for a second day outside of California Hall to protest the consolidation of three UC Berkeley social science departments.

Hiker sent subpoena to appear in Iranian court
Sarah Shourd, a UC Berkeley alumna and one of three hikers who had been arrested in Iran in 2009, has been sent a subpoena to appear in court in the country in May, media outlets reported today.

Fifth floor fire breaks out at Haas School of Business
A fire broke out early this morning at the Haas School of Business - located on the east side of UC Berkeley's campus near Memorial Stadium - leaving parts of three floors closed for clean-up and damage assessment.

Hunger strikers remain camped outside California Hall Gallery
Around 12 hunger strikers and their supporters remained camped outside California Hall late Tuesday night following an afternoon of demonstrations, unsure whether they would stay through the morning and risk arrest in their protest of the consolidation of staff positions in three UC Berkeley social science departments.

News

Live Blog: Protesters stage hunger strike outside California Hall
Alisha Azevedo, J.D. Morris, Aaida Samad and Amruta Trivedi of The Daily Californian reporting from the field.

Gilman renovation plans delayed after detection of radiation
Low levels of radiation found on the roof of Gilman Hall have halted plans to move forward with renovations to the building, which include replacing roof tiles and, possibly, gutters.

Local group suggests humane animal treatment training for police
Local animal care advocates have criticized police for not being able to humanely remove or subdue animals after a report released last Wednesday revealed that more than 19 deer, three opossums and two raccoons were shot and killed by Berkeley police officers over the past five years.

Sit-lie ordinance protesters march to council meeting Video
A group of about 70 UC Berkeley students and Berkeley community members gathered Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street to protest a proposed sit-lie ordinance in the city, later marching to the Berkeley City Council meeting Downtown.

Archive documents oral stories from survivors of India's partition
A 90-year-old man in India told the unbelievable story of three women on horseback, their heads covered in turbans, saving his village in Punjab from a mob during the tumultuous violence of the 1947 partition that divided British India into an independent India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Telescopes searching for alien activity shut down due to lack of funding Podcast
A collection of telescopes that UC Berkeley researchers used to survey interstellar skies for star explosions and alien activity has been shut down due to lack of funding.

Elementary school adopts 'Green Star' program
Last Friday was Earth Day, a day recognized in many countries for celebrating nature and raising awareness about modern problems that afflict the environment.

Hunger strikers remain camped outside California Hall Gallery
Around 12 hunger strikers and their supporters remained camped outside California Hall late Tuesday night following an afternoon of demonstrations, unsure whether they would stay through the morning and risk arrest in their protest of the consolidation of staff positions in three UC Berkeley social science departments.

Hiker sent subpoena to appear in Iranian court
Sarah Shourd, a UC Berkeley alumna and one of three hikers who had been arrested in Iran in 2009, has been sent a subpoena to appear in court in the country in May, media outlets reported today.

Fifth floor fire breaks out at Haas School of Business
A fire broke out early this morning at the Haas School of Business - located on the east side of UC Berkeley's campus near Memorial Stadium - leaving parts of three floors closed for clean-up and damage assessment.

Hunger strike continues through a second day
A group of about 12 hunger strikers with their supporters gathered for a second day outside of California Hall to protest the consolidation of three UC Berkeley social science departments.


Sports

Cal not looking past lowly Broncos
How many Santa Clara students does it take to change a light bulb?

Press Room Banter
Prior to covering Cal men's tennis this year, I didn't know a thing about the sport.

Gottlieb replaces Boyle as women's basketball head coach
Lindsay Gottlieb was 24 years old when head coach Joanne Boyle hired her as her top assistant at Richmond. Only a few years fresh off the end of her own playing career at Brown, she couldn't even rent a car for recruiting trips without a note from the athletic director.


Opinion

Toward a more perfect union
Our country has always had a dual personality. All the while proclaiming freedom, many of our founders had slaves, denying a large portion of society that same freedom that the earliest Americans fought and died for during the Revolutionary War.

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