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Issue #735 :: Tuesday, June 3, 2003

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Solid Showing for Cal at NCAAs
When Cal hurdler Tim Bogdanof put on coach Chris Huffins' shoes, he wasn't expecting a like Mike transformation to occur.

UC Reaches Agreement With Unions
Ending three years of dispute, UC reached a tentative agreement with two unions representing a combined 10,000 lecturers, researchers and technical employees, officials announced Thursday.

Joining the Cause
What's more impressive: the fact that a band of British blokes who dare to use piano in rock 'n' roll can attract a 20,000-person crowd in Mountain View, Calif. or that they decide to show Oxfam commercials during intermission? And since when did Coldplay's Chris Martin become England's solution to U2's loudmouthed Irishman Bono?

Cal's Crew Empire Toppled
This spring has not been a pleasant time for sports dynasties. The Lakers have seen their reign over the NBA come to an end and Cal's seemingly invincible rugby team was shocked in their semi-final game.

News

UC Reaches Agreement With Unions
Ending three years of dispute, UC reached a tentative agreement with two unions representing a combined 10,000 lecturers, researchers and technical employees, officials announced Thursday.

Gov. Davis Breaks Ground at Site of New Research Facility
With shovel firmly in hand, Gov. Gray Davis joined UC President Richard Atkinson and UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl Friday afternoon to break ground on the construction site of UC Berkeley's new $162.3 million research facility.

Team of Feds Probes Security Management at Livermore Lab
After a string of security lapses including a lost access card and missing security keys, a high-ranking Department of Energy team began investigating security management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory yesterday.

Berkeley High May Get Nod to Expand Small Schools Program
The Berkeley Board of Education will make a decision Wednesday that could dramatically shift the academic foundation of Berkeley High School.

Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship for Public Service
For his commitment to enriching young students' lives with educational television, UC Berkeley senior Nathaniel Singer was handed one of the Strauss Foundation's prestigious service scholarships, the foundation announced May 15.

Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans to Reach Record Low
With today's wilting economy, interest rates on federal student loans are about to reach new lows.

Marijuana Activist Sounds Off at Cody's Books
Marijuana martyr and self-proclaimed "Guru of Ganja" Ed Rosenthal spoke to a packed crowd at Cody's Books on Telegraph Avenue Sunday, where he lamented the unfairness of his trial and exhorted audience members to work toward the legalization of marijuana.

Budget Cuts Threaten to Close Mental Health Center
The 32-year life of a Berkeley mental health treatment center may come to an end because of an Alameda County budget proposal to strip it of its public funding.

News in Brief
Gets Interim Director


Sports

Cal's Crew Empire Toppled
This spring has not been a pleasant time for sports dynasties. The Lakers have seen their reign over the NBA come to an end and Cal's seemingly invincible rugby team was shocked in their semi-final game.

Solid Showing for Cal at NCAAs
When Cal hurdler Tim Bogdanof put on coach Chris Huffins' shoes, he wasn't expecting a like Mike transformation to occur.

New Recruits Up Football's Strength
With the coup over former McClymonds High School wide receiver David Gray in December 2001, Cal head coach Jeff Tedford symbolically announced to the college football world that the Bear gridiron program would no longer be seen as pushovers.

Sports in Brief
W. Swim Hires New Assistant Coach


Opinion

Joining the Cause
What's more impressive: the fact that a band of British blokes who dare to use piano in rock 'n' roll can attract a 20,000-person crowd in Mountain View, Calif. or that they decide to show Oxfam commercials during intermission? And since when did Coldplay's Chris Martin become England's solution to U2's loudmouthed Irishman Bono?

Editorial Cartoon by Jon Fischer


Editorial: UC Should Not Interfere With Student-Faculty Relationships
The UC Academic Senate greatly overstepped its bounds last week when it approved a policy barring sexual or romantic relationships between faculty and students.

University Resorts to Layoffs Too Easily
UC Berkeley, we are often reminded, is "a community." When times are hard, a community looks after its own, and this should mean that the UC administration should be looking after the parts of the community that need help.

Political Correctness Tarnishes Blair Case
Crime is reduced up to 90 percent in Washington, D.C. in Steven Spielberg's multi-layered movie "Minority Report;" the year is 2054. Precogs caused this reduction, gifted humans endowed with oracular precognitions: They see crimes before they happen. Precogs are housed in the city's experimental Department of Precrime.

Letters to the Editor
Chancellor's New Plan Will Improve Student Life

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