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Issue #2618 :: Friday, March 11, 2011

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UC Berkeley Graduate Student's Conduct Hearing Prolonged
The second public hearing this semester for a UC Berkeley student facing misconduct charges for his participation in the November 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall began Friday, but has been pushed into a second day, amid contention regarding the level of similarity between the current case and a case heard two weeks ago by the same hearing panel chair.

Protester Faces Conduct Hearing Friday
Update: Before the hearing began, the hearing panel discussed and ruled that Thomas Frampton of the Campus Rights Project would be allowed to speak at the hearing as Aakash Desai's adviser.

Top UC Leaders Discuss Current State of the University
On Thursday, The Daily Californian and other UC student newspapers met with UC President Mark Yudof, Executive Vice President for Business Operations Nathan Brostrom and Provost Lawrence Pitts to discuss the current state of the UC and what lies ahead.

Academic Senate Chair And Vice Chair Discuss State Budget, Keeping Faculty Within the UC
On Thursday, reporters Aaida Samad and Jordan Bach-Lombardo sat down with Chair of the UC systemwide Academic Senate Daniel Simmons and Vice Chair Robert Anderson to talk about the state budget, its potential impacts on the UC and potential solutions to maintain the university's core values of "access, affordability and excellence."

News

Academic Senate Chair And Vice Chair Discuss State Budget, Keeping Faculty Within the UC
On Thursday, reporters Aaida Samad and Jordan Bach-Lombardo sat down with Chair of the UC systemwide Academic Senate Daniel Simmons and Vice Chair Robert Anderson to talk about the state budget, its potential impacts on the UC and potential solutions to maintain the university's core values of "access, affordability and excellence."

Construction of Arpeggio Building Resumes
While plans for the revitalization of Downtown Berkeley are slowly beginning to start, the construction of a nine-story building that will bring additional condominium units to the area has resumed after it slowed down due to financial negotiations between owners and lenders.

Protest Agreement Resolves Some Student Conduct Claims
For UC Berkeley sophomore Abhay Agarwal, demonstrations centered around Wheeler Hall marked both the beginning and the end of nearly a year and a half he spent dealing with his pending campus student conduct proceedings.

USGS Report Predicts Effects of a Major Storm
Six years before UC Berkeley was founded, California saw one of the worst storms in its history. To prepare for another, scientists have predicted the effects should a major storm hit the state.

Students, Staff Remember ASUC Building Supervisor
Remembered by students, staff and local business people as an incredibly hard-working man, the lead building maintenance supervisor for the ASUC Auxiliary, Juan Malano, died Feb. 28 after battling a long sickness.

Sleep Shown to Spur Sustainable Learning Podcast Gallery
Trading in that final hour of cramming for another hour of sleep the night before a big test may actually be beneficial to sustaining information and being receptive the next day, recent evidence from UC Berkeley researchers suggests.

CalSERVE Says It Will Not Run an Executive Slate
UC Berkeley's oldest existing student political party announced Thursday that it has decided not to run any executive candidates in the spring 2011 ASUC elections.

Top UC Leaders Discuss Current State of the University
On Thursday, The Daily Californian and other UC student newspapers met with UC President Mark Yudof, Executive Vice President for Business Operations Nathan Brostrom and Provost Lawrence Pitts to discuss the current state of the UC and what lies ahead.

Man Allegedly Indecently Exposes Himself to Minor in University Village
UCPD is searching for a man who allegedly indecently exposed himself to a minor in University Village in Albany Tuesday evening.

Possible Consolidation of School District's Immersion Programs Sparks Debate
Community members were turned away from public testimony at the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday night due to an unusually high number of speakers coming forward to talk about the possible consolidation of the district's language immersion programs.

Medical Cannabis Commission Delays Continue
The city of Berkeley's delay in reconstituting its Medical Cannabis Commission - the group that will set standards governing changes to the city's medical marijuana distribution and growth facilities - continues as only five of nine members have been appointed.

New Coffee Shop Hopes to Bring More Traffic to Sather Lane
More than 10 months after Sufficient Grounds shut its doors at the southern end of Sather Lane, the gaping commercial hole it left is beginning to close with the opening of a cafe, which many business owners hope will increase foot traffic in the lane that connects Durant Avenue and Bancroft Way.

Protester Faces Conduct Hearing Friday
Update: Before the hearing began, the hearing panel discussed and ruled that Thomas Frampton of the Campus Rights Project would be allowed to speak at the hearing as Aakash Desai's adviser.

UC Berkeley Graduate Student's Conduct Hearing Prolonged
The second public hearing this semester for a UC Berkeley student facing misconduct charges for his participation in the November 2009 occupation of Wheeler Hall began Friday, but has been pushed into a second day, amid contention regarding the level of similarity between the current case and a case heard two weeks ago by the same hearing panel chair.


Sports

Bears Bow Out of Pac-10 Tourney in First-Round Loss to USC
LOS ANGELES - Playing USC this season has been less basketball and more whack-a-mole for the Cal men's basketball team.

Loss Sets Up Brighter Days For Bears
LOS ANGELES - Five days ago, it appeared that the Bears could make the run that nobody thought they could. They had dominated Stanford so thoroughly and so convincingly that suddenly, the Bears were being mentioned as one of those dark horse candidates to make a run at the Pac-10 Tournament Crown.

Cal Upsets Three Seed to Advance to Semis
The great poet T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month. The Cal women's basketball would point to February to disprove that statement.

Bears Host Star Talent At AT&T Park
Two years ago, the Cal baseball team played at AT&T Park to a quiet, nearly empty crowd. That was, until the flock descended.

Cal Ruggers Return to Prep Stomping Grounds to Play Ags
The Cal rugby team will not be playing at Witter Rugby Field this Saturday, but when 10 of the Bears take the pitch, they will be at home.

Cal Takes Third Straight Trip to SoCal to Face Two Ranked Foes
For the third weekend in a row, the No. 14 Cal men's tennis team will board a plane bound for Southern California. Two non-conference tilts await the Bears at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif.: one against No. 4 Duke on Saturday and the other versus No. 13 Pepperdine (10-2) on Sunday.

Personal Goals to Be Tested in Bears' Weekend Tournament
When asked about where the No. 11 Cal softball team currently stands halfway through preseason play, catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt chuckled.

Rodriguez's Perfect Batting Sparks Cal Comeback in 15-Inning Victory Gallery
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the middle of the 13th inning, Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning" blared from the speakers at AT&T Park.

Cal Loses to UCLA in Pac-10 Semifinal
The Cal women's basketball team fell to No. 7 UCLA, 50-63, Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament. The Bruins and Stanford dominated the conference this year, and will be playing tomorrow in the championship match.

Stokke, Morrison to Participate in NCAAs
Even the competitions are bigger in Texas, especially for two of the three athletes the Cal track and field team is sending to College Station, Texas. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be the last collegiate indoor meet ever for two seniors.

Cal Hosts First Meet of Year Against Iowa
A house is made of floors, bars and beams. Add a pommel horse and vault and it becomes the home of the Cal men's gymnastic team. On Saturday, The No. 3 Bears will be in the comfort of Haas Pavilion for the first time this season at 7:30 p.m. to take on No. 10 Iowa.

No. 2 Northwestern Presents Biblically Sized Challenge
Sometimes all a team needs is a little underdog magic.

Cal Hopes to Show No Sympathy For Devils in Arizona Trip
With the season halfway over, the No. 7 Cal women's tennis team is getting into the difficult stretch of its satanic schedule.

Bears to Host Ole Miss in First Round of NIT
The Cal men's basketball team's season will not end with a quarterfinal exit at the Pac-10 Tournament.


Opinion

Running In The Red
It's hardly a surprise that the ASUC senate has yet again found itself in the position where it has to replenish its contingency fund due to unplanned for amounts of spending - this is a practice that has been going on for years.

Upsetting the Balance
Every protest is a careful balance between the protesters' actions and the police response. Escalation by either side, as we saw on Nov. 20, 2009, risks upsetting that balance and maximizing the disruption to campus.

Playing Green Isn't a Substitute for Living Green
Described as the "Bay Area's Premier Eco-Lifestyle Festival," PLAYGreen was hosted by the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) on Feb. 25. A day of food samples and other giveaways sponsored mainly by corporate vendors, the purported "eco-friendly" event was green only in name, not practice.

Editorial Cartoon


Please Don't Feed the Ego Gallery
When I was 7 years old I went to Paris with my family. I remember trying Nutella for the first time and stuffing my little body with as much baguette and brie cheese as it could handle.

White Space