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Issue #104 :: Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Top Headlines

Dean of Law School Selected
UC Berkeley professor John Dwyer was named the new dean of the Boalt School of Law yesterday, despite widespread student criticism that he is not dedicated to increasing campus diversity.

Nightwalking
I wonder if I am always not in the right place at the right time, or if events just befall me by chance - like they do for everyone else. Either way, things happen. And we get to see them.

Minding the Gap
In most situations, looking at statistics should at least suggest what's going on. But the numbers comparing Cal's student-athletes to the rest of the country bring up far more questions than answers.

Scientists Image Key Hard Drive Magnet
For the first time ever, scientists using Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory facilities have taken a picture of a unique type of magnetic film used in computer hard drives.

News

Dean of Law School Selected
UC Berkeley professor John Dwyer was named the new dean of the Boalt School of Law yesterday, despite widespread student criticism that he is not dedicated to increasing campus diversity.

Lawyers to File Motions in Reddy, Lakireddy Case
OAKLAND - Attorneys for Lakireddy Bali Reddy and his son, Vijay Kumar Lakireddy, said yesterday in court that they plan to file several motions in upcoming weeks, including one to dismiss the charges against their clients and one to suppress evidence obtained in a search of Reddy's home.

UC President Speaks About School Quality, Accessibility
A common perception of the UC system as "elitist" prevents it from taking measures to curb the expected influx of students over the next 10 years, UC President Richard Atkinson said in an unpublicized speech on campus yesterday.

Surviving the Early Morning Grind
For some students, having a 9 a.m. class is considered a luxury because it provides them with an additional hour of sleep than they are typically used to.

Universities Face Lawsuit Over Rights to Reno Streets
The UC system and Stanford University face a lawsuit filed by the city of Reno, Nev., over property ownership, a UC spokesperson said Monday.

GSI Union Suspends Team Member
In the midst of contract negotiations with the UC system, the graduate student union has suspended one of its members from the bargaining team for violating its constitution.

Fundraiser for Local Playground Begins
Thousands of pennies covered the floor of the Washington Elementary School gymnasium Monday night to mark the beginning of a fundraiser to build a new playground in Berkeley.

News in Brief: Berkeley Man to Represent City in Annual Japanese Marathon
City officials announced yesterday which Berkeley resident they will send to participate in a marathon in its sister city in Japan.


Sports

Minding the Gap
In most situations, looking at statistics should at least suggest what's going on. But the numbers comparing Cal's student-athletes to the rest of the country bring up far more questions than answers.

Modifying Amateur Status Not Answer
Earlier this year, UCLA forward JaRon Rush was handed a 44-game NCAA-mandated suspension for accepting illegal payments prior to joining the Bruins' basketball team. The NCAA found that Rush illegally accepted payments from a sports agent and a former AAU coach.

Tennis Ready for New Tourney Format
So far, the Cal women's tennis team's season has seemed more like an offseason.

Pac-10 Postseason Spots Still Up for Grabs
With the second half of Pac-10 play just beginning, it is hard to believe there is only one month until the madness begins.


Opinion

Nightwalking
I wonder if I am always not in the right place at the right time, or if events just befall me by chance - like they do for everyone else. Either way, things happen. And we get to see them.

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