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Issue #2637 :: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Legislation for undocumented students moves forward
The California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations voted this morning on the California DREAM Act, officially titled Assembly Bills 130 and 131, resulting in the approval of AB 130 and the suspension of AB 131.

Academic departments instructed to cut $17 million
In a letter sent to campus deans and department leaders under the direction of the office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer March 29, division heads have been instructed to make a total of $17 million in budget cuts to their departments as the campus attempts to tackle a potential $30 million deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Man hit by train at Rockridge BART station
A man was hit by a train at the Rockridge BART station late Tuesday night, causing delays along one of the system's lines. Why the person was on the train tracks is not yet known.

Department of Energy grants funds for clean energy research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced on April 5 that the department will put forth more than $112 million to fund research on making solar energy a more viable competitor against less clean options, $25 million of which went to the Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium, an effort led by UC Berkeley and Stanford University to lower the cost of solar energy.

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Department of Energy grants funds for clean energy research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced on April 5 that the department will put forth more than $112 million to fund research on making solar energy a more viable competitor against less clean options, $25 million of which went to the Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium, an effort led by UC Berkeley and Stanford University to lower the cost of solar energy.

Berkeley woman crowned Miss Cougar International
When she attended a singles mixer last September in Newark, Calif., Berkeley resident Amy Luna Manderino did not know that she would be crowned Miss Cougar International less than a year later in Jamaica.

Police release suspect sketches in campus sexual assault, battery incidents
UCPD released composite sketches Monday of male suspects wanted in connection with separate incidents of sexual battery and sexual assault on campus last week.

29 spots available in campus day care centers
Through an email to the UC Berkeley division of the Academic Senate, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare Angelica Stacy announced April 6 that the Early Childhood Education Program has 29 spots remaining for the fall session of 2011 - the first such announcement after years of boasting of a waitlist exceeding the number of children the program could enroll.

New interactive website aims to increase City Council transparency
Residents in the city of Berkeley can actively engage with the Berkeley City Council through a new website developed by local community activists that consolidates city documents and public discussion in the spirit of fostering increased political transparency and awareness.

Man hit by train at Rockridge BART station
A man was hit by a train at the Rockridge BART station late Tuesday night, causing delays along one of the system's lines. Why the person was on the train tracks is not yet known.

Academic departments instructed to cut $17 million
In a letter sent to campus deans and department leaders under the direction of the office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer March 29, division heads have been instructed to make a total of $17 million in budget cuts to their departments as the campus attempts to tackle a potential $30 million deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Legislation for undocumented students moves forward
The California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations voted this morning on the California DREAM Act, officially titled Assembly Bills 130 and 131, resulting in the approval of AB 130 and the suspension of AB 131.


Sports

Back in Berkeley, Cal begins home stand with Gaels
Generally speaking, most teams play better at home. But for the Cal softball team, it's still too early to tell whether or not that trend applies.

Top women's basketball assistant to become head coach at High Point
In the wake of Cal women's basketball head coach Joanne Boyle's departure, her top assistant has decided to move on as well.

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery



Opinion

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