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Issue #624 :: Friday, November 8, 2002

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More Minority Students Admitted to UC System
The number of underrepresented minority students admitted to UC Berkeley increased this fall, but systemwide gains remain elusive-leaving student groups skeptical of sufficient progress.

Putting up With It
On Nov. 19 Ehud Barak, the former prime minister of Israel, will be speaking on campus free of charge to students. This is the kind of opportunity only available to members of world-class universities, where students have a unique chance to get a first-hand account of the struggles shaking the world. Barak's journey from military general to prime minister to disillusioned dove is a near-perfect reflection of the Middle East's most recent turmoil. Therefore, a group of fringe activists announced its intention to screw it up for all of us.

Injuries, Suggs Could Sear Cal's Chances
Going up against the nation's most fearsome pass rusher, the Cal football team knew it would have to revive its struggling running game.

Race Factor in School Placement Policy Under Fire
The nation's first major school district to voluntarily integrate public schools, Berkeley Unified School District, must now consider eliminating racial preferences, the Board of Education learned Wednesday.

News

More Minority Students Admitted to UC System
The number of underrepresented minority students admitted to UC Berkeley increased this fall, but systemwide gains remain elusive-leaving student groups skeptical of sufficient progress.

Race Factor in School Placement Policy Under Fire
The nation's first major school district to voluntarily integrate public schools, Berkeley Unified School District, must now consider eliminating racial preferences, the Board of Education learned Wednesday.

Muslim Students Abstain From Food, Not Fellowship
Going a month without food or drink during daylight hours would be a daunting task for some, but for UC Berkeley Muslims the 30 days of fasting during Islam's holiest month are a unifying experience.

Job Recession Hits Close to Home for Grads
In 1999 Andrew Smith was preparing for his thesis research in computer science at Yale University when a few old MIT fraternity brothers came calling. It was the chance of a lifetime.

Photo Exhibit Captures Loss, Hardships of Amazon People
Behind the vivid, colorful photographs of Amazonian cultures displayed in a photo essay at the Center for Latin American Studies exists a compelling history waiting to be told.

News in Brief
ASUC Senate Still Stuck for Third Week

Feature Photo: Bodies, Rest and Motion



Sports

Injuries, Suggs Could Sear Cal's Chances
Going up against the nation's most fearsome pass rusher, the Cal football team knew it would have to revive its struggling running game.

Bears Battle Bruins for Pac-10's Top Spot
Beating UCLA has always been a big deal for Cal men's soccer.

No. 1 Bears Look to Catch Some Waves
The only thing worse than a bloody open gash is salt thrown in it.

Women's Soccer: Season at Stake Against Wildcats, 'Devils
With two must-win games over the weekend, the No. 15 Cal women's soccer team is walking a fine line between a fifth consecutive postseason appearance and an early Thanksgiving break.

Sports in Brief
Field Hockey Advances in NorPac Tourney


Opinion

Putting up With It
On Nov. 19 Ehud Barak, the former prime minister of Israel, will be speaking on campus free of charge to students. This is the kind of opportunity only available to members of world-class universities, where students have a unique chance to get a first-hand account of the struggles shaking the world. Barak's journey from military general to prime minister to disillusioned dove is a near-perfect reflection of the Middle East's most recent turmoil. Therefore, a group of fringe activists announced its intention to screw it up for all of us.

Editorial: ASUC Sheds Itself of Accountability to Students
Executive sessions closed to the public. Threats of impeachment to senators who speak to the press. Hundreds of thousands of dollars lost in fiscal oversight.

University Must Re-Evaluate Corporate Relationship
This week the ASUC and Graduate Assembly debate a Coca-Cola Corporate Responsibility Resolution denouncing Coca-Cola for its complicity in the paramilitary assassination of eight Colombian union activists. Considering the fact that UC Berkeley recently agreed to install 50 new Coca-Cola vending machines on campus, this resolution comes at an opportune time to tell the company to clean up its act if it wants to stay associated with our university.

Letters to the Editor
Daily Cal Elections Coverage Incomplete, Biased

Editorial Cartoon by Tramaine de Senna


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