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Issue #162 :: Thursday, May 11, 2000

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Albright Speaks at Commencement Convocation
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright highlighted a protest-ridden commencement ceremony yesterday, in which the university medalist later denounced the highest-ranking female official in the country as the perpetrator of "horrible things."

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Playoff Drought Haunted Bears
If Rip Van Winkle fell asleep at the conclusion of the Cal women's water polo team's season last year and woke up after this past season wrapped up, he would have thought he had only slept a night.

UC, Union Arrive at Provisional Agreement
After nearly one year and hundreds of hours of negotiations, the UC system and the graduate student union announced yesterday they have reached a tentative contract agreement.

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Albright Speaks at Commencement Convocation
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright highlighted a protest-ridden commencement ceremony yesterday, in which the university medalist later denounced the highest-ranking female official in the country as the perpetrator of "horrible things."

UC, Union Arrive at Provisional Agreement
After nearly one year and hundreds of hours of negotiations, the UC system and the graduate student union announced yesterday they have reached a tentative contract agreement.

Secretary of State Attracts Protesters to Event
More than 100 UC Berkeley students and residents carrying signs, banners and megaphones protested Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's commencement speech yesterday outside the Greek Theatre.

Ex-U.S. Official Gives Campus Talk
Economic decision-making needs to be better integrated with social policy, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said during a campus talk Tuesday night.

Public Hearing Conducted By Police Review Board
With a handful of attendees present, UC Berkeley's Police Review Board held a public hearing Tuesday night, stressing the need for better community relations to bring the board more credibility and exposure on campus.


Sports

Playoff Drought Haunted Bears
If Rip Van Winkle fell asleep at the conclusion of the Cal women's water polo team's season last year and woke up after this past season wrapped up, he would have thought he had only slept a night.

Queen of the World
Swimming is, by nature, a very individual sport. Reduced to its essential nature, swimming is you racing yourself, honing your body and focusing your mind over the course of a season to achieve the sharpest competitive edge.

Youthful Ruggers Continued Dynasty
The Cal rugby team had a streak of nine consecutive titles to uphold, and the pressure was on. A number of veteran players had graduated the year before and Shaun Paga, one of the Bears' best players, suffered a serious knee injury in the season opener.

Fuqua, Jensen Headline Impact Female Athletes
Editor's Note: The following are, in order, the Daily Cal sports staff's picks for the best of the rest of Cal's female athletes.

Sports Briefs: Wing Awarded Scholarship
Sophomore walk-on Ryan Forehan-Kelly will be awarded a scholarship for next season, Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun announced yesterday.


Opinion

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Student Participation Would Benefit Senate
This year, informed students raised concerns regarding student participation on the Academic Senate. Specifically, students brought up questions about the appointment process of student representatives and the role of students on the Academic Senate committees. Such concerns must be addressed given that the decisions made by the Academic Senate dramatically impact students' education. In response, as the outgoing ASUC academic vice president, my report on April 25 to the Divisional Council called for a discussion regarding the level of student participation on the Academic Senate.

Letters to the Editor: Corporate Win, Academic Loss
Taking a bold stand against the growing corporate influence in academic research, the Graduate Assembly has called for the termination of the UC Berkeley-Novartis agreement.

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