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Issue #541 :: Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Top Headlines

No More Excuses
I wish I had been to Nepal, but I can't afford to travel," you say. Well, that is a lie. We can afford traveling. We just have to want to badly enough.

Fourth Time's the Charm
The Cal softball team earned its first ever national championship this weekend at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla.

UC Berkeley Student Deported From Israel After Incarceration
Marking almost exactly two weeks after Israelis and Palestinians ended the month-long standoff at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, UC Berkeley student Robert O'Neill was deported yesterday after being held in an Israeli prison.

Editorial: Employment Inequities: Stats Show Need for Probe
Inequities in employment at two UC-run national nuclear laboratories, coupled with allegations of discrimination, demand serious investigation.

News

UC Berkeley Student Deported From Israel After Incarceration
Marking almost exactly two weeks after Israelis and Palestinians ended the month-long standoff at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, UC Berkeley student Robert O'Neill was deported yesterday after being held in an Israeli prison.

Berkeley Student Gets Nomination For Regents Seat
After a four-month selection process, a UC Berkeley student is now in line to become a full voting member of the UC Board of Regents.

Admissions Tests May See Change To Appease UC
Talks of a UC-tailored curriculum-based substitute to the SAT shifted to discussion of a new nationally standardized test at this month's meeting of the UC Board of Regents.

Plan Threatens Renewal of Daily Cal Lease Agreement
The Daily Californian will continue conducting lease negotiations with a representative from the ASUC Store Operations Board this week, after the newspaper's future on the UC Berkeley campus was put in jeopardy.

City Council May Back Case Against Berkeley Lab
The Berkeley City Council may provide $15,000 tonight to support a lawsuit demanding that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory complete its treatment of radioactive tritium.

UC Registered Nurses Cancel Strike Following Contract Revisions
After lengthy negotiations, UC nurses will no longer hold a strike that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.

Commencement Concludes Students' Undergraduate Years
During the past two weeks, the 2002 UC Berkeley graduating class attended a number of commencement ceremonies, symbolically marking the end of many students' academic careers.

News in Brief: UC Summer Sessions Draw Many Students
Summer Sessions at UC Berkeley have recently proven to be immensely popular, because a record number of students are expected to enroll.


Sports

Fourth Time's the Charm
The Cal softball team earned its first ever national championship this weekend at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Track and Field Finishes Slow Season at Bottom of Pac-10
Of all the ways to finish a season, the Cal track and field team couldn't have imagined anything worse.

Sports in Brief: Men's Golf Finishes Just One Shot Shy
It was hard enough for the Cal men's golf team to qualify for the NCAA West Regional. Perhaps the hardest part of this season will be for the team to remember how close they came to qualifying for the championship round.


Opinion

No More Excuses
I wish I had been to Nepal, but I can't afford to travel," you say. Well, that is a lie. We can afford traveling. We just have to want to badly enough.

Editorial: Employment Inequities: Stats Show Need for Probe
Inequities in employment at two UC-run national nuclear laboratories, coupled with allegations of discrimination, demand serious investigation.

The Flawed Reasoning of the Berkeley Height Ordinance
Seldom are we treated to such a display of truly poor quality thinking. Or could it be the Berkeley Height Ordinance authors are not confused, but instead trying to confuse others in their attempts to freeze Berkeley in splendid isolation? Let's start internal contradiction.

Selective Memory Is Ignoring History
After reading Mr. Smith's opinion ("Memory: Should We Forget It?" May 10), I must presume he is not only a revisionist, but has memory as selective as he accuses others of having!

Letters to the Editor: Pro-Palestinian English Class Stirs Controversy
It would be heartening if the little uproar at UC Berkeley, caused by yet another young radical instructor's indiscrete course description, were indicative of an overall return to open-minded academic inquiry at UC Berkeley ("Pro-Palestinian Class Proposal Under Review," May 10). But more likely the administration's consternation is at best nothing more than slavish and politically-motivated eagerness not to appear to violate the spirit of our constitution and at worst simply a purely pragmatic bid to avoid costly litigation and negative PR.

Editorial Art by Deana Sobel


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