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Issue #540 :: Friday, May 10, 2002

Top Headlines

Draganja Continues Line of Foreign Talents
Cal men's swimming has a long history of adding successful international athletes to its roster.

That's All Folks
The end is nigh. Now that I'm leaving, I find I've got a lot more to say.

Pro-Palestinian Class Proposal Under Review
UC Berkeley administrators are reviewing how an English course focusing on the plight of Palestinians received approval for next fall even though it discourages conservative students from enrolling.

Saunders, Tamir Step in and Make Immediate Impact
2. Josh Saunders transferred from Cal State Fullerton and became the Bears' every day goalkeeper.

News

Feature Photo: ‘You Can't Have It'



ASUC Passes Many Bills, Budget During Marathon Session
How many hours does it take to pass nearly 40 bills and allocate approximately $2 million? More than 13 consecutive hours, if you are the ASUC Senate.

UC Nurses Vote To Allow Strike Over Contracts
For the first time ever, the California Nurses Association voted to authorize a strike against the university to protest the contract proposal currently being negotiated.

Feature Photo: By Golly, It's Wally!



ASUC Passes Bill to End Student Representation on Police Board
In an effort to jump-start reform, ASUC will no longer nominate undergraduates to the UC Police Review Board, according to a bill passed at Wednesday's senate meeting.

ASUC Bills Support SJP, End Required Game Day Funding
During the traditional last day flurry of bill passing, the ASUC Senate passed a resolution in support of those arrested in last month's takeover of Wheeler Hall and removed mandatory funding for the Game Day Shuttle from the bylaws.

School of Public Health Names Berkeley Professor as New Dean
After months of searching, the university announced yesterday that the chancellor has recommended UC Berkeley Professor Stephen Shortell become the university's new dean of the School of Public Health.

Students Offer Second Chances Through ‘Teach in Prison' DE-Cal
Every week, dozens of UC Berkeley students go to San Quentin State Prison.

Berkeley Marina Squirrels Receive Experimental Hormones
Some 200 squirrels living at the Berkeley Marina have been injected with contraceptives to combat their growing population, while their UC Berkeley cousins are left without pregnancy prevention in the height of the spring mating season.

Pro-Palestinian Class Proposal Under Review
UC Berkeley administrators are reviewing how an English course focusing on the plight of Palestinians received approval for next fall even though it discourages conservative students from enrolling.

The Daily Cal Announces New Editorial Board
As the curtain closes on yet another year at UC Berkeley, next year's Senior Editorial Board eagerly awaits taking control of one of the country's most talked-about college dailies.

WEB EXTRA: Daily Californian's Lease Is Jeopardized: ASUC Store Operations Board Will Still Consider Renewal
The Daily Californian's future on the UC Berkeley campus remains up in the air as negotiations for a lease renewal have been postponed until later this summer.

WEB EXTRA: Proposed Changes in UC Admissions Testing Policy May Become Nationwide
Talks of a UC-tailored curriculum-based substitute for the SAT shifted to discussion of a new nationally standardized test at this week's UC Board of Regents meeting.

WEB EXTRA: UC Faces Larger Than Expected State Budget Cut, Research Funds Suffer
With the state's budget crunch almost doubling from original projections, UC faces a $162 million net cut in funding from the state.

WEB EXTRA: Gold Medal Skier Moseley Speaks to Commencement Crowd, Campanile Esplanade to be Renovated
Only a few finals away from officially graduating, the 2002 UC Berkeley undergraduate class attended the annual Commencement Convocation Friday afternoon.


Sports

Draganja Continues Line of Foreign Talents
Cal men's swimming has a long history of adding successful international athletes to its roster.

On the Way From the LBC To the Sac Bee
Long Beach great Snoop Dogg's last album was "The Last Meal" because no label would be eating off him anymore.

Women's Tennis: Cal Rested, Ready to Host Regional Tournament
The No. 12 Cal women's tennis team is going into this weekend's NCAA Regional Tournament having rested its injury-depleted roster.

Softball: Bears Wrap up Regular Season, Look to Playoffs
Class reviews are upon us, and final exams are nigh. For the No. 5 Cal softball team, that means the regular season is ending, and post-season play looms in the near future.

Men's Tennis: No. 10 Bears Coming of Age and Gunning for National Title
With the NCCA Championships at hand, all of the accomplishments of one of the better Cal men's tennis team in years has been reduced to only a single number.

Saunders, Tamir Step in and Make Immediate Impact
2. Josh Saunders transferred from Cal State Fullerton and became the Bears' every day goalkeeper.


Opinion

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


Letters to the Editor: Race Plays Roles in Society, Just Not the Right Ones
Jason Jones' May 7 column, "Driving While Brunette," fosters in me an optimism that the upcoming Racial Privacy Initiative may compel thoughtful and civil discussion on race in our society.

Off the Beat: Gardening Nude: Charlie Stitzer's Birthday Suit
As I stood there in the cool evening, I felt the world loosening around me. A warm satisfaction permeated throughout my body, starting inside me and oozing out into my limbs.

Memory: Should We Forget It?
Jews remember when they ruled all of Palestine. They don't really remember but that's what it says in their tribal anthology, and many believe it. They remember what happened to the Jews of Europe during Hitler's regime, among many other things. Like the rest of us, Jews remember what is most profitable for them to remember. As for the rest, they forget it. Recalling yet again, however, what they "remembered" for more than a hundred generations, they returned to Palestine, re-conquered it and cleansed the land of most of its indigenous population.

Police Review Inadequate
I am writing to express my dismay and dissatisfaction with the lack of independent police oversight at UC Berkeley. Without the active presence of an independent police review board we fear that our campus' police officers are not being held accountable. As students and members of the community patrolled by those officers, we appeal to the university to address this critical situation.

Maintaining Education in the Midst of Conflict
If Chancellor Berdahl thinks a group of students chanting in the lobby of Wheeler Hall is disrupting education, then maybe he should see what students who participated in the UC Education Abroad Program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem have been through this year.

Editorial: The Day the Seniors Sighed
A crafted conspiracy of epic proportion


That's All Folks
The end is nigh. Now that I'm leaving, I find I've got a lot more to say.

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