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Issue #514 :: Friday, April 5, 2002

Top Headlines

Water Polo Shines In Win Under The Lights
In a rare night game, the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team put on a primetime performance in a 7-4 victory over No. 7 Loyola Marymount.

Berkeley Admits First Class Using Comprehensive Review
For the fourth year since racial preferences were banned from the UC admissions process, the number of underrepresented minorities admitted to UC Berkeley remained below levels established during the affirmative action era.

Editorial: Here They Come, and They Look the Same as Last Year
So much for worries and so much for hopes. This year's acceptance statistics were much anticipated because of the changes made to admissions policy at UC Berkeley, but the numbers were anything but groundbreaking.

Women's Tennis: Road Skid Continues with Shutout Loss to No. 4 Cardinal
The No. 20 Cal women's tennis team should take that advice to heart after the 7-0 pounding it received Wednesday from No. 4 Stanford. "My basic feeling about (Stanford) is that they're a national championship-level team," Bears coach Jan Brogan said. "They don't beat themselves. They make you beat them."

News

Berkeley Admits First Class Using Comprehensive Review
For the fourth year since racial preferences were banned from the UC admissions process, the number of underrepresented minorities admitted to UC Berkeley remained below levels established during the affirmative action era.

City Library to Reopen After Lengthy Renovations
After one and a half years of construction delays and budget concerns, the Berkeley Public Library's central location reopens tomorrow.

Police Investigate Man's Death Following Plunge From Evans Hall
A man died yesterday afternoon after falling from an upper level of Evans Hall, police said.

Journal Rescinds Support of Article By UC Berkeley Researchers
The international science journal Nature withdrew support yesterday for an article published by UC Berkeley researchers after critics claimed the findings were scientifically false.

Assaults, Graffiti Directed at Local Jewish Community
A string of recent attacks on members of the local Jewish community have Jews and Palestinians alike fearing for their safety and campus leaders calling for understanding.

ASUC Elections Marred by Mudslinging Targeted at Student Action Party
This year's relatively clean ASUC election has been muddied by a smear campaign against one of the major student parties.

ASUC Presidential Candidates Zero in On Promising Modest, Realistic Goals
Tradition is being thrown out the window for this year's ASUC presidential race, as many qualified candidates are eschewing big campaign promises and instead promising smaller, more realistic goals.

Web Extra: Fall Victim Identified as UC Berkeley Student
The man who fell to his death from Evans Hall Thursday ("Police Investigate Man's Death Following Plunge From Evans Hall") has been identified as 19-year-old UC Berkeley student Kevin Hogue-a junior in the College of Letters and Sciences.


Sports

Water Polo Shines In Win Under The Lights
In a rare night game, the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team put on a primetime performance in a 7-4 victory over No. 7 Loyola Marymount.

Women's Tennis: Road Skid Continues with Shutout Loss to No. 4 Cardinal
The No. 20 Cal women's tennis team should take that advice to heart after the 7-0 pounding it received Wednesday from No. 4 Stanford. "My basic feeling about (Stanford) is that they're a national championship-level team," Bears coach Jan Brogan said. "They don't beat themselves. They make you beat them."

Baseball: Cal Squeezes in One More Win Before Start of Pac-10 Season
Most teams reserve the use of the term "biggest series of the year" for those specific games that have severe implications-a playoff berth, for example, or a statement, at the very least.

Sports in Brief: M. Hoops Recruit May Stay Home
Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun's recruiting class could be reduced to two players by the time the spring signing period begins April 10.


Opinion

Editorial: Here They Come, and They Look the Same as Last Year
So much for worries and so much for hopes. This year's acceptance statistics were much anticipated because of the changes made to admissions policy at UC Berkeley, but the numbers were anything but groundbreaking.

Letter to the Editor: Chancellor Berdahl Urges Compassion, Condemns Hate
The continuing unfolding of violence in the Middle East and the absence of any plausible approach to peace have alarmed the world. Many members of our campus community have direct ties to that region and we feel for them, recognizing their great anxiety and concern. Our greatest contribution to the resolution of this conflict is reasoned, thoughtful interaction based on compassion for one another. Deplorable acts of hate, like the recent vandalism of Hillel and the threatening letters to Chicano groups, only perpetuate a downward spiral of conflict and violence, the antithesis of a university community. Our community must stand in opposition to such acts and in favor of reasoned, civil approaches to the resolution of

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