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Issue #267 :: Thursday, December 7, 2000

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Dissecting Driscoll
Editor's Note: Last week, Athletic Director John Kasser announced that he would resign at the end of this month to pursue a job with Pac-10 Properties. Associate Athletic Director Robert Driscoll was named interim athletic director while the university searches for a person to fill the permanent position, for which he is a candidate. Yesterday, Daily Cal Sports Editor Matt Duffy talked with Driscoll about the time he has spent at Cal and his future here. What follows is the first of a two-part interview that will conclude tomorrow.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Visits Campus to Discuss Economy
Despite the impending economic slowdown, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury told a campus audience yesterday that the best times could be yet to come.

Get Up, Get Down
Here at Berkeley, most of my teachers do not recognize my face. If I approached them in a dark alley, they would think I was trying to mug them. Whether or not I put effort into the work I do for them is irrelevant - my professors don't see it anyway.

Bears' Recruits Ranked Ninth
Despite a disappointing final record, the Cal football team is locking up one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Visits Campus to Discuss Economy
Despite the impending economic slowdown, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury told a campus audience yesterday that the best times could be yet to come.

New Vice Provost Will Focus on Undergrads
UC Berkeley psychology professor Christina Maslach has been named vice provost for undergraduate education, a newly created position, university officials announced yesterday.

Cooperatives Look to More Than Just Profits
While being your own boss has long been a part of the American Dream, not many picture working in a profit-sharing cooperative as a way to fulfill that goal.

The Mind, the Body: Searle Knows Best
John Searle may be one of UC Berkeley's most famous professors, but he has not heard of "The Simpsons."

Battle Over Renaming of Streets Begins
In a test of just how important Cesar Chavez is to the city of Berkeley, City Council members fought Tuesday night over which street to name after the union leader.


Sports

Dissecting Driscoll
Editor's Note: Last week, Athletic Director John Kasser announced that he would resign at the end of this month to pursue a job with Pac-10 Properties. Associate Athletic Director Robert Driscoll was named interim athletic director while the university searches for a person to fill the permanent position, for which he is a candidate. Yesterday, Daily Cal Sports Editor Matt Duffy talked with Driscoll about the time he has spent at Cal and his future here. What follows is the first of a two-part interview that will conclude tomorrow.

Bears' Recruits Ranked Ninth
Despite a disappointing final record, the Cal football team is locking up one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

Wildcats on Top of the Heap for 2001 Season
We flubbed our Pac-10 football predictions by picking USC (ouch) to come out on top in the conference standings.


Opinion

Editorial: Court: Decision is Deadly
Proposition 209 may soon claim another victim: the vitality and diversity of the UC system.

Community Reacts to Free Speech Hullabaloo
I am deeply troubled by what happened in this community on Nov. 28 when protestors prevented former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking ("Netanyahu Calls Off Speech," Nov. 29). Equally disturbing were the subsequent comments from community leaders that controversial speakers are not welcome here. I deplore both the actions by protestors, and the subsequent comments because they reflect badly on Berkeley's tradition of free speech, and undermine all of our civil liberties.

Community Reacts to Free Speech Hullabaloo
As former members and supporters of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, all currently active in efforts to preserve the movement's legacy, we wish to affirm that the right of free speech exists even when the speaker or the content of the speech is unpopular or offensive, as the views and actions of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are to many of us ("Netanyahu Calls Off Speech," Nov. 29).

Students Deserve a Qualified Academic VP
Students deserve better than an Academic Affairs vice president who is forced through the ASUC Senate, based on the whims of The Daily Californian ("VP Post: Trust The Committee, End the Politics," Dec. 5). Senators owe it to students to make sure that the recommendation forwarded to them, based on a close committee vote, is the best candidate for the job.

Letters to the Editor: Greek Series is Biased
I am a white fraternity member and I never believed myself to be a racist, until of course, I read Ron Patterson's views in the enlightening article "Greeks Not 'Up the Hill'" (Dec. 6).

Get Up, Get Down
Here at Berkeley, most of my teachers do not recognize my face. If I approached them in a dark alley, they would think I was trying to mug them. Whether or not I put effort into the work I do for them is irrelevant - my professors don't see it anyway.

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