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Issue #646 :: Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Top Headlines

Research Is an Eye-Opening Look at Retina Neurons
A recent discovery by UC Berkeley researchers will allow scientists to take a closer look at sight itself.

Dream It All up Again
The extent of my engagement with institutional politics was confined to the occasional encounter with campus activism personified, Chuck McNally. He would sit me down and relay some story about today's battle against institutional politics. But that was it.

Shipp Ensures Bears Sail Into Haas With Win
Even in the cosy confines of Haas Pavilion, it seems a Cal lead isn't worth much this season.

Wozniak Proclaims Victory in District 8 Runoff Election
Trouncing hopes of UC Berkeley student representation on the City Council, Gordon Wozniak announced victory last night in the District 8 runoff.

News

News in Brief
City Issues Warning About Wild Mushrooms

Feature Photo: A Drop in the Bucket


Calendar and Police Log


State Legislature to Decide Control of Student Fees
A state commission unanimously approved recommendations yesterday allowing state legislators to decide on regulations governing long-term student fee increases, paving the way for further UC fee raises.

Resignation of Dean Leads to Policy Evaluation
UC Berkeley's response to two-year-old accusations of sexual harassment, which led to last week's resignation of Boalt Hall School of Law dean John Dwyer, has left many questioning the effectiveness of university policy.

ASUC Senator Seeks Funding for Spring Book-Swap Event
An ASUC senator is planning a book-trading event early next semester in a move designed to save UC Berkeley students money when they purchase books for spring classes.

Cal Lodge Opens Following Two-Year Closure
This coming ski season, Sierra-bound UC Berkeley students won't have to scramble for as much cash before heading up to the mountains.

Renowned Alum, Lecturer Passes Away
Distinguished UC Berkeley alumnus and former economics lecturer Joseph Slater died in his New York home last week of Parkinson's disease.

Wozniak Proclaims Victory in District 8 Runoff Election
Trouncing hopes of UC Berkeley student representation on the City Council, Gordon Wozniak announced victory last night in the District 8 runoff.


Sports

Shipp Ensures Bears Sail Into Haas With Win
Even in the cosy confines of Haas Pavilion, it seems a Cal lead isn't worth much this season.

Comeback Kids No More
The Cal women's basketball team would rather not play Captain Comeback this year against Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Whine Cellar: High Time to Torch Bowls
I love college football. I really do. Start with the emotion that pulsed through our sleepy little village when the Axe came home. The posts coming down. The gritty underdog school (Cal, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech) beating down the snobby relatives. That is why college football is one of my favorite sports.

Sports in Brief: Everist Reaches Summit of MPSF
Cal men's water polo coach Kirk Everist was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year yesterday. In his first year, Everist led the Bears (19-6, 5-3 in the MPSF) to the MPSF title and their first NCAA tournament berth since 1995.


Opinion

Dream It All up Again
The extent of my engagement with institutional politics was confined to the occasional encounter with campus activism personified, Chuck McNally. He would sit me down and relay some story about today's battle against institutional politics. But that was it.

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