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Issue #312 :: Monday, March 19, 2001

Top Headlines

Group Will Request Saragoza's Removal
UC President Richard Atkinson is being pressured to remove UC Berkeley professor Alex Saragoza from his post as a UC Vice President in light of last month's confirmation of academic misconduct.

Gimme Shelter!
It's tough to be a tenant in Berkeley. Looking for a place to live is harder than the toughest O-Chem final, and you practically have to donate your pancreas to pay the security deposit. Studios are going for $1,000 a month, and-barring a severe recession or a natural disaster-there's nowhere to go but up. As if the end of affirmative action wasn't enough, Berkeley's housing market, in the post-vacancy-control era, is destroying our community's diversity.

Fresno St. Finishes Cal's Tourney Trip
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The heart of the Cal men's basketball team stood silently at midcourt Friday night, watching as his college career ticked away.

Berdahl To Deny Funding For Groups Refusing to Recruit
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl will withhold about $30,000 from campus student recruitment and retention groups if they do not participate in spring recruitment activities.

News

Group Will Request Saragoza's Removal
UC President Richard Atkinson is being pressured to remove UC Berkeley professor Alex Saragoza from his post as a UC Vice President in light of last month's confirmation of academic misconduct.

Berdahl To Deny Funding For Groups Refusing to Recruit
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl will withhold about $30,000 from campus student recruitment and retention groups if they do not participate in spring recruitment activities.

Divisions Arise Over Proposal to Raise Student Fees
UC Berkeley students will vote next month on a proposal to increase mandatory student fees by $17 per semester, which supporters said would provide "adequate funding" to student groups and activities on campus.

Many Turn Out in Memory Of Activist Health Worker
More than 100 people gathered yesterday morning in Berkeley's Live Oak Park to mourn the loss of a local woman whose work in public health impacted thousands nationwide.

Answers Sought in Death of Local Man Found in Marina
Police continue in their investigation of a Berkeley man, whose body was found at the marina last Thursday-exactly one week after he was last seen.

ASUC Ball: ‘Everyone's Alternative'
Draped in gauze and satin, over 1,200 students spent an evening walking in the clouds at Friday night's ASUC Ball.

News in Brief: Activist Speaks About His ExperiencesAs a Student Leader in Burma
Former Burmese student leader Koko Lay spoke about his country's struggle for liberation from its current single-party government at a Free Burma Berkeley meeting Friday.

Page 2 Interview -- Carlo Rodes, UC Berkeley Freshman at Memorial Glade
Q: Do you have specific plans for spring break?


Sports

Fresno St. Finishes Cal's Tourney Trip
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The heart of the Cal men's basketball team stood silently at midcourt Friday night, watching as his college career ticked away.

Some Hard Lessons Learned at the Pyramid
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-You can't say they were not ready for the game, because they ran out to a 15-7 lead.

Dennis' Diary: The End of a Long Journey
Well, the season is unfortunately over. As a team, we accomplished one of our many goals and that was to get to the NCAA Tournament. However, the one goal that we did not accomplish was to end the season with a win-yes, that means winning a national championship

Bears Get Last Licks Against ASU
A sleeping giant was finally awakened yesterday at Evans Diamond.

Cal Shuts Out Army to Claim Its Own Invite Trophy
If this was early May and Berkeley was Virginia Beach, Va., the Cal rugby team would be in a prime position for an 11th national championship.

Sports Briefs: Softball Drops First Game of Season at Capital Classic
Its goal was to go undefeated until Pac-10 play.


Opinion

Gimme Shelter!
It's tough to be a tenant in Berkeley. Looking for a place to live is harder than the toughest O-Chem final, and you practically have to donate your pancreas to pay the security deposit. Studios are going for $1,000 a month, and-barring a severe recession or a natural disaster-there's nowhere to go but up. As if the end of affirmative action wasn't enough, Berkeley's housing market, in the post-vacancy-control era, is destroying our community's diversity.

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