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Issue #2610 :: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Live Blog: March 2 Day of Action for Public Education Podcast Gallery Video
Alisha Azevedo, Jordan Bach-Lombardo, Rachel Banning-Lover, Jeffrey Butterfield, J.D. Morris, Katie Nelson, Javier Panzar, Kate Randle and Jessica Rossoni of The Daily Californian reporting from the field.

Slow Start to Campus Protest
Low participation numbers and bad weather have so far plagued UC Berkeley activists' attempt to have solid participation in the statewide day of action for public education.

Hearing Finds Wheeler Student Protester Not Responsible for Charges
More than 14 months after the Nov. 20, 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall, a student conduct hearing panel ruled that a UC Berkeley student facing five counts of student conduct violations for his involvement in the event was found not responsible for all charges at a hearing that ended early Tuesday morning.

Telegraph Merchants Attempt to Extend Closing Hours
Telegraph Avenue may soon liven up its late-night commercial atmosphere, as its local business district and a number of merchants push for extended store hours that will cater to students and some community members' unconventional workday schedules.

News

Environmental Concerns Raised for Proposed Redevelopment Near Park
Proposed redevelopment near the Aquatic Park in West Berkeley has some residents concerned about the environmental and aesthetic impacts of increased industrial activity in the area.

Campus Professors Shed Light on Evolutionary Processes in New Paper Podcast
Scientific understanding of the processes implied by the term "evolution" is itself not yet done evolving, and one need look no further than a recent article authored by three UC Berkeley professors to see this.

Japanese Pharmaceutical Company Acquires Berkeley-Based Plexxikon
Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo announced its $805 million purchase of the Berkeley-based drug discovery company Plexxikon Monday, entering into a merger that will accelerate the larger company's development of cancer medicines.

Hearing Finds Wheeler Student Protester Not Responsible for Charges
More than 14 months after the Nov. 20, 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall, a student conduct hearing panel ruled that a UC Berkeley student facing five counts of student conduct violations for his involvement in the event was found not responsible for all charges at a hearing that ended early Tuesday morning.

Students Convene in Capital to Appeal to Legislators
Hundreds of students from across the state gathered in Sacramento throughout the weekend and on Monday for the UC Student Association's four-day 9th annual Student Lobby Conference in an effort to encourage state legislators to limit further budget cuts and find alternate sources of revenue for the state.

More Students Begin Using BearWALK 2.0
Though UCPD and the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation department's launch of BearWALK 2.0 this semester has been followed by an increase in the use of the service overall, BearWALK officials say most students prefer to use the service's original method.

Telegraph Merchants Attempt to Extend Closing Hours
Telegraph Avenue may soon liven up its late-night commercial atmosphere, as its local business district and a number of merchants push for extended store hours that will cater to students and some community members' unconventional workday schedules.

Live Blog: March 2 Day of Action for Public Education Podcast Gallery Video
Alisha Azevedo, Jordan Bach-Lombardo, Rachel Banning-Lover, Jeffrey Butterfield, J.D. Morris, Katie Nelson, Javier Panzar, Kate Randle and Jessica Rossoni of The Daily Californian reporting from the field.

Slow Start to Campus Protest
Low participation numbers and bad weather have so far plagued UC Berkeley activists' attempt to have solid participation in the statewide day of action for public education.


Sports

Pac-10 Women's Basketball Power Rankings
The No. 2 Cardinal have not lost in 11 weeks. That's 20 wins in a row. Not that coach Tara VanDerveer and company are counting; these days, games that don't take place during the Final Four really aren't all that important to Stanford (26-2, 17-0 in the Pac-10). The squad outscored the Oregon schools by 75 points this past weekend.

Pac-10 Men's Basketball Power Rankings
With wins over St. John's and BYU already in the bag, it's safe to say that the Bruins punched their NCAA tickets by trouncing Arizona on Saturday. Still, Ben Howland's club has no reason to rest on its laurels. UCLA, which is tied with the Wildcats atop the conference, can do its part to claim the program's first regular season title since 2008 with two wins in Washington. A strong finish should also help persuade those who are still not buying in -- seeing as the Bruins aren't ranked despite winning 12 of 14, they still have plenty of doubters.

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery



Opinion

It's Party Time Podcast
The year was 2008, and the candidate was Barack Obama. I remember it very clearly because it was the first time I got to vote.

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