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Issue #543 :: Tuesday, June 4, 2002

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Go South
I ran away to Baja California last week. Away from everything into the magnificent desert where the "curvas peligrosas" of Mexico worm their way through chocolate mountains spotted with flowering cacti. Mixed in with the cacti are the Bojun trees that look as if they are actually the root of a tree that must be growing upside down under the ground.

Men's Crew Rows to National Championship
After he was named Cal athletics director last spring, there was some question as to whether Steve Gladstone could continue as head coach of the men's crew team and maintain the program's streak of success.

EAP in India Put on Hold Because of Threat of War
UC announced yesterday that the Education Abroad Program in India will be temporarily suspended.

Bears' Season a Swing and Miss, But Scores a Few Solo Shots
Though the Cal baseball team finished its 2002 campaign with a 9-2 loss to No. 23 San Jose State on May 14th, it had something to cheer about last week.

News

EAP in India Put on Hold Because of Threat of War
UC announced yesterday that the Education Abroad Program in India will be temporarily suspended.

Fueled by New Reports, Boycott of National Weapons Labs Continues
Amid new reports of possible discrimination at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, a UC Berkeley professor vowed yesterday that the Asian American boycott of the national weapons labs will continue.

Scientist Chosen To Head College of Natural Resources
A noted biochemist was announced as the new dean of UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources yesterday.

Man Wounded After Assailant Shoots into Car
Police are obtaining an arrest warrant for a suspect in the shooting of a man that occurred in South Berkeley early Sunday.

Berkeley Faculty, SJP Press UC for Israel Divestment
UC faculty members and the Students for Justice in Palestine will publicly announce a call for UC divestment from Israel today at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club.

School District Unable to Find Suitable Principal for Headless Berkeley High
A void remains at Berkeley High School, as the search for a new principal continues.

News in Brief: Professor Honored in Science
A UC Berkeley professor of optometry has received recognition for his leadership and contributions to science from the California Society for Biomedical Research.

Clarification
The article "Plan Threatens Renewal of Daily Cal Lease Agreement," published May 28, stated that the Store Operations Board is composed of five UC Berkeley students and four campus administrators, professors and staff members. The article should have stated that there are currently two vacancies on the board and that it is normally composed of six students and five professors and administrators.


Sports

Men's Crew Rows to National Championship
After he was named Cal athletics director last spring, there was some question as to whether Steve Gladstone could continue as head coach of the men's crew team and maintain the program's streak of success.

Bears' Season a Swing and Miss, But Scores a Few Solo Shots
Though the Cal baseball team finished its 2002 campaign with a 9-2 loss to No. 23 San Jose State on May 14th, it had something to cheer about last week.

Bears Place Third at NCAA Championship
The Cal women's crew team rowed its experience to its highest-ever team finish at the 2002 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships held June 2 on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, IN.

Sports in Brief: Softball, Forest Garner Recognition
The 2002 NCAA champion Cal softball team finished with its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Coach's Poll. The Bears received all 27 first-place votes for a unanimous decision. The No. 1 ranking is the highest postseason finish in the program's history.


Opinion

Go South
I ran away to Baja California last week. Away from everything into the magnificent desert where the "curvas peligrosas" of Mexico worm their way through chocolate mountains spotted with flowering cacti. Mixed in with the cacti are the Bojun trees that look as if they are actually the root of a tree that must be growing upside down under the ground.

Editorial: Enforcing Equality Through College Athletics
Is cutting a men's wrestling team the best way to eradicate gender discrimination in higher education?

Letters to the Editor: Berkeley Improvement Due In Part to Mayor Dean
I have been interested to read, both in The Daily Californian and in other local papers, editorials on the upcoming Berkeley mayoral election between eight-year incumbent Shirley Dean and Tom Bates, husband of Berkeley's last mayor Loni Hancock. I wish to offer my perspective.

Editorial Art by Sen Onishi


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