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Issue #2599 :: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Campus to Increase Number of Foreign Language Courses, Sections
In order to increase the availability of high-demand foreign language classes, UC Berkeley will allocate over $500,000 in the fall to add about 30 courses and sections as well as to accommodate about 500 more students, campus administrators announced Monday.

City Council Revises Plans Due to Projected Decline in Revenue Stream
Facing a lingering $1.8 million deficit, the Berkeley City Council revised its plan to implement services - and cuts - for the next four months and introduced cost-saving strategies for its upcoming biennial budget Tuesday, highlighting increased fiscal frugality in today's uncertain economy.

Campus Physicists Find That Ground-Based Lasers Can Map Earth's Magnetic Field Podcast
A group of UC Berkeley physicists known as the Budker Group found that technology currently used in astronomy could be used to more accurately measure the Earth's magnetic field - a development that could prove useful in predicting the weather, studying geology and finding oil and minerals.

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Battery at Bear's Lair Pub
UCPD officers arrested Brendan Kussman, former manager at the Bear's Lair Pub, on suspicion of sexual battery Thursday after he allegedly fondled and attempted digital penetration of a female UC Berkeley student Jan. 27.

News

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Battery at Bear's Lair Pub
UCPD officers arrested Brendan Kussman, former manager at the Bear's Lair Pub, on suspicion of sexual battery Thursday after he allegedly fondled and attempted digital penetration of a female UC Berkeley student Jan. 27.

Campus to Increase Number of Foreign Language Courses, Sections
In order to increase the availability of high-demand foreign language classes, UC Berkeley will allocate over $500,000 in the fall to add about 30 courses and sections as well as to accommodate about 500 more students, campus administrators announced Monday.

Former UC Berkeley Lab Technician Dies at 78
Former UC Berkeley lab technician Howard "Howie" Clark, iconic for his motorcycle rides with his German Shepherd, died at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley on Feb. 8 due to complications from a stroke. He was 78 years old.

Campus Physicists Find That Ground-Based Lasers Can Map Earth's Magnetic Field Podcast
A group of UC Berkeley physicists known as the Budker Group found that technology currently used in astronomy could be used to more accurately measure the Earth's magnetic field - a development that could prove useful in predicting the weather, studying geology and finding oil and minerals.

Former UC Berkeley Student Fatally Stabbed in San Jose Home
San Jose Police Department officers found former UC Berkeley student Melanie Dunn fatally stabbed in her San Jose home early last Thursday morning and announced Friday that her boyfriend is a suspect.

Frozen Yogurt Shop Tutti Frutti Opens Its Doors on Telegraph Avenue
The presence of frozen yogurt in Berkeley shows no sign of waning as the new Tutti Frutti shop - which opened on Telegraph Avenue Friday - raises the number of yogurt shops on Southside and in the Downtown to eight.

City Council Revises Plans Due to Projected Decline in Revenue Stream
Facing a lingering $1.8 million deficit, the Berkeley City Council revised its plan to implement services - and cuts - for the next four months and introduced cost-saving strategies for its upcoming biennial budget Tuesday, highlighting increased fiscal frugality in today's uncertain economy.


Sports

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery


Pac-10 Men's Basketball Power Rankings
The 'Cats win on Saturday, while convincing and on the home floor of their archrival, was expected. The big game comes on Saturday as coach Sean Miller's squad has an opportunity to beat a Washington team that handled them in Seattle. Arizona has been unbeatable at home this season, but it runs into two very adept teams this weekend. With second-place UCLA traveling to the Bay Area this weekend, the Wildcats could convincingly extend their conference lead if they win both games.

Pac-10 Women's Basketball Power Rankings
There's really no reason that this needs to be explained. The Cardinal hasn't lost a conference match since the 2008-2009 season. If it does lose one this season, it might be this weekend against No. 9 UCLA.


Opinion

Our Future, Compromised Podcast
Compromise is awesome. In politics, both sides concede superfluous demands to reach a consensus, advancing what D.C. calls "the American Agenda." Everyone wins and America remains number one in the US-Newsweek power rankings of nations that don't care about their posterity.

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