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Nonresident Enrollment Increase Brings Diversity by Rebecca Xing Contributing Writer
UC Berkeley’s plan to increase out-of-state and international undergraduate students while decreasing the number of California residents will make for both a more diverse college environment and will garner more funding for the campus, officials said. Last year, it cost the campus $26.8 million to offset 2,400 enrollments left unfunded by the state of California. In response, UC Berkeley decided to decrease the number of in-state students this year to meet the number the state provides funding for, admitting 13 percent more nonresident students for the fall who come with the added bonus of $22,000 more per student than California residents must pay. The total number of nonresident students who submitted their Statements of Intent to Register (SIRs), including those who applied for fall but are enrolling in the spring, is 1,188 — up about 91 percent from those who accepted their offers for 2009-10. Nonresidents make up about 22.6 percent of the 5,247 freshmen who submitted SIRs for the fall and spring. Funds gained through increasing the nonresident population will go toward keeping courses open and increasing the number of sections in certain classes, including Reading and Composition courses. The campus will also use the money to recruit and retain underrepresented minority students. “We have to figure out how we can afford it, but we will fund (recruitment efforts) explicitly out of the additional resources our increased number of international students made possible,” said Chancellor Robert Birgeneau at a press conference after a July 14 UC Board of Regents meeting. The money will support programs including annual receptions hosted by the campus throughout the state during application season and in the spring after students have been admitted. “We continue to work towards
greater ethnic diversity overall,” said Susanna Castillo-Robson, associate vice chancellor for admissions and enrollment. “We’re still saddened we don’t have the rich diversity we had prior to Prop 209 in the 1980s. That’s why the chancellor is investing much more money in recruitment from all geographic sectors of California.” Castillo-Robson added that the campus has been successful in enrolling economically diverse students. “About a third of our students come from lower-income families, a third from middle income and a third from upperincome families. We expect this will continue to be the case in 2010-11,” she said The campus ultimately aims to have an undergraduate student body composed of 80 percent in-state and 20 percent nonresident students over the course of four years. “When you think about building a class from an enrollment management perspective, mainly we are striving to achieve a student body that represents the rich diversity, not only in our state or country, but globally.” Castillo-Robson said. “Cross-cultural competence is not only a skill that can be taught, it’s also how you eventually look at the world through exposure to other points of view.” In-state and international students expressed mixed views of the increase in nonresidential students. “To a certain extent, it’s fine because the money benefits students here, most of whom are California residents,” said UC Berkeley sophomore and California resident Emily Iannarelli. “If it’s not a dramatic amount, it’s fine.” Many international students agreed, adding that a variety of international students helps increase cultural awareness, but some said otherwise. “I don’t think shifting the ratio in order to solve this problem will work,” said Bagassi Koura from Burkina Faso who graduated from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in May. “It gives more chances to international
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Jean Stewart, an organizer of ‘Arnieville,’ reclines in her wheelchair. Most of her hip muscle was removed years ago to eradicate a rare tumor.
Cuts May Be Costly to Disabled, State by Gianna Albaum Contributing Writer
After four weeks of running a tent city in South Berkeley to protest proposed cuts to state disability programs, Jean Stewart took a break last TuesONLINE VIDEO day and reclined all the way back See video footage from in her wheel- Arnieville and listen to chair until her interviews. body became parallel to the street. The son of a nearby pro- Protesters marched tester was visibly down Shattuck; the impressed. news blog has more. “If you go back any further, you’re going to tip over,” he warned her. Stewart worked with pesticides at a pharmaceutical company 30 years ago, before federal regulation required workers to wear masks and gloves when handling the toxic substances. Five years after Stewart left the company, doctors found a rare and invasive tumor in her hip. After three unsuccessful surgeries, most of her hip muscle was removed to eradicate the
tumor. “I’m missing a huge muscle mass most people take for granted,” she said, pointing to her hip. What replaced the muscle mass was chronic pain that eventually put Stewart into a battery-powered wheelchair. Stewart, a self-described disability activist, helped organize the tent city, dubbed “Arnieville” — an homage to the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression — which has been home to dozens of disabled activists protesting cuts to state disability programs for a month. Many of them use the state’s InHome Supportive Services (IHSS) program to pay workers to help those with disabilities with routine chores. Approximately 400,000 Californians currently receive IHSS services — “consumers” in IHSS lingo — and about 400,000 more are currently employed as workers under the program. Cuts in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed state budget would mean 400,000 consumers and workers would be eliminated, according to Steve Mehlman, spokesperson for the United Domestic Workers Homecare Providers Union.
A Berkeley resident was shot dead while sitting in his parked car near the corner of Russell and Milvia streets early Friday evening, marking the city’s third homicide of the year, police said. Berkeley Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene shortly after 5:10 p.m. when the Berkeley Police Department received reports of multiple gunshots in the area. They found the victim, who family identified as Marcus Mosley, 29, slumped over the steering wheel of his car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pulled the victim out of the car, laid him on the street and tried to resuscitate him for 15 minutes before he was pronounced dead, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. She said she could not confirm the victim’s name. Though police could not yet determine a motive for the shooting, 80 percent of the city’s homicides have a nexus with drugs — primarily with
narcotics, according to Kusmiss. Kusmiss said police believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and hope to garner information from neighbors and community members. “The investigation is so fresh, but little bits are coming together,” she said. “We’ll likely be able to piece a puzzle from the neighborhood canvas.” Standing outside a police tape line surrounding her son’s body, Juanita Ruiz said her son had called her earlier in the afternoon and told her he was on his way home after being away with friends for a few days. Family members and friends gathered at the scene mourning the death of Mosley, who, according to his mother, lived two blocks away on Ward Street. Cornelius Adams, who went to Berkeley High School with Mosley, said he has seen too many of his friends die from violence in the city. “People are dying out here in these streets,” he said standing at the intersection of Russell and Milvia Streets.
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Berkeley Resident Fatally Shot In City’s Third Homicide of Year by Stephanie Baer
Schwarzenegger has cited concerns about fraud as one reason to make cuts to IHSS. According to a fact sheet on the program released by Schwarzenegger’s office in 2009, fraud may account for more than 25 percent of total funding for the program. He also awarded $26.4 million last year to counties across California to eradicate duplicitous practices within IHSS, which he deemed “riddled with fraud and abuse.” In addition, the state is facing a budget deficit in the billions. Schwarzenegger said he has “no choice” but to eliminate “some very important programs.” “California no longer has low-hanging fruits,” he said in a May speech. “We literally have to take the ladder away from the tree and shake the whole tree.” Because the vast majority of “consumers” are low-income, transferring to a nursing home will be the only option for many of those cut from IHSS. “When people are put into institutions, they lose all of their autonomy,” said Lauren Steinberg, systems change analyst at the Berkeley Center for Independent Living. “They’re literally
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Family and friends mourn the death of Marcus Mosley, who was shot multiple times early Friday evening while in his parked car near the corner of Russell and Milvia streets.
Thanks to a decade-long effort by secondary and higher education leaders, the number of career and technical education courses in state high schools that satisfy UC and CSU admission requirements has skyrocketed since 2001, potentially increasing the percentage of high school students eligible for admission to both state systems. On Thursday, the UC Board of Regents was presented the latest figures on the effort and updates from a May conference between state, high school and UC leaders, aimed at continuing
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students, but the objective is to make more money.â€? The exact figures of enrolled students will not be known until after a census this fall because administrators are watching for a phenomenon known as â€œsummer melt,â€? when students who submitted their SIRs do not end up enrolling as the fall semester begins. So far, 50 students have reversed their decision to attend UC Berkeley. â€œThere is a lot of coming and going between May 1 and the first day of classes,â€? Castillo-Robson said. â€œThe admissions office has been very wise and careful in its projections for summer melt in the past.â€? However, Castillo-Robson said that recently, the percentage of summer melt has been harder to predict due to a continuing recession and the increase in nonresident admits. â€œGenerally itâ€™s around 4 to 6 percent,â€? said Bob Patterson, deputy director of undergraduate admissions. â€œRight now weâ€™re at about 1.2 percent.â€? Contact Rebecca Xing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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News in Brief Man Arrested on Southside Following Demonstration A man was arrested for resisting arrest and possession of a knife after police chased a group of about 50 demonstrators Thursday night. The group had been marching in the streets south of the UC Berkeley campus and chanting that they would not forget Oscar Grant, the transit rider who was shot and killed in Oakland by former BART police Of-
ficer Johannes Mehserle in 2009. At approximately 10:04 p.m., at least two UCPD officers saw the demonstrators, most of whom were dressed in black, heading northbound on Telegraph Avenue and then westbound on Bancroft Way, according to UCPD Lt. Alex Yao. Yao said police received reports that the crowd had thrown items at bystanders on Bancroft and at a Wells Fargo Bank sign, prompting UCPD officers to notify the Berkeley Police Department and gather â€œto prepare for any possible escalation.â€?
A jury convicted Mehserle of involuntary manslaughter on July 8, triggering rioting in Downtown Oakland. By the time the crowd reached the parking lot on the west side of the Tang Center, Berkeley police had blocked off the intersection of Durant Avenue and Fulton Street, Yao said. When the demonstrators entered the lot and saw police posted at the intersection, they fled the area, ripping off their outer layers of black clothing, Yao said. UCPD and Berkeley police officers
detained six demonstrators in the parking lot, while at least two UCPD officers chased and later arrested one demonstrator, Carl Davison, 28, in a parking lot located south of the Tang Center. Davison was booked for possession of a knife on university property and for resisting arrest. He was transported to the Berkeley Police Department jail at around 10:33 p.m., Yao said. The other six were released on the scene with no charges, according to Yao. â€”Stephanie Baer
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locked up in a facility 24 hours a day.â€? She added it is difficult for those in nursing homes to work, raise families and lead normal lives because they are separated from the community. Nursing homes cost up to six times more per resident than in-home care, according to testimony made by Stephen Kaye, research director for the Disability Statistics Center at UC San Francisco to the â€œLittle Hooverâ€? Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy. In May, Kaye told the state agency that nursing home care costs around $60,000 to $70,000 per resident per year, compared with $10,000 for inhome care. If the state covers a significant portion of nursing home care costs for those cut from IHSS, the state will ultimately lose money, Kaye said. â€œNursing home expenditures would rise to at least equal the current level of IHSS expenditures,â€? Kaye stated in
his testimony. But the cost could be a moot point and the cuts illegal, according to Arnie-villains. In the 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Supreme Court held that the state may not institutionalize those with disabilities, arguing that separating an individual from his or her community amounts to discrimination. Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken blocked Schwarzeneggerâ€™s attempts to reduce wages for IHSS workers and to change eligibility standards, which would have removed 130,000 consumers from the program, citing that they violated federal law. These decisions raise a serious question as to whether the current proposed cuts to IHSS will hold up to legal scrutiny. The total amount to be cut from the program will not be known until the state finalizes its budget. Contact Gianna Albaum at email@example.com.
from front â€œIt takes the world in order to change that ... I am in the middle of this. Whoâ€™s going to protect me?â€? The shooting occurred across the street from a tent city erected to protest proposed state cuts to health care, though Kusmiss said police do not believe there is a connection between the protest and the shooting. â€œAnytime there is a loss of life like this ... it saddens everybody,â€? Councilmember Max Anderson said at the scene. â€œWithout knowing the circumstances, itâ€™s still tragic.â€? Last year, Berkeley Homicide Detail closed seven of nine homicides in the
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city, which has averaged 10 or fewer homicides each year for the past two decades, according to Kusmiss. Police are asking for anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact the Berkeley Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24-hour nonemergency number (510) 981-5900. Anonymous tips can be placed with Bay Area Crimes Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS. Javier Panzar of The Daily Californian contributed to this report. Stephanie Baer is an assistant news editor. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ello, incoming freshmen in Summer Sessions! Now that you are getting older, there are some things you should know about your body and the changes it will undergo during your formative years here at UC Berkeley. Before we get started, please briefly look down toward your lap. Ask yourself: “Is my hand down my pants?” If so, please remove it. It makes me uncomfortable when you touch yourself while reading my column. The proper place to fantasize about me is in the shower. The subject of scratching your own itch brings us to our first educational juncture. There will be many an endless night in college when you are swamped with problem sets and stacks of overpriced books to read. In the mental fog of trying to decipher the difference between Jamesian and Deweyan pragmatist philosophy, you will find your hand idly inching towards your crotch and eventually entering your Discovery Zone. You will take no active notice of your zombie-like masturbation, however, and will continue to tug your bug or rub your rug until your eyes glaze over and leave the page they have been failing to read. Your head will drop, and you will be jerked into sudden awareness and notice what you have been subconsciously doing instead of studying. This is a common phenomenon known as “procrasturbation.” Although it rears its uncouth head most often during finals season (when students generally just don’t bother ever removing their hands from their pants), procrasturbation is known to emerge during any given week of the term. It’s best not to forget where you are or who is in the room with you while you’re studying something mindnumbing in the dorms. Because even if you don’t realize you’re procrasturbating, Hottie McSexerson from two doors down definitely will, and your opportunity for floorcest will plummet faster than Mel Gibson at the Pearly Gates. his brings us to that very topic: fucking your floormates. Now, most folks will tell you it’s a bad idea, but I wholly disagree. Every floor needs two people to laugh at. If you are going to partake in floorcest (Do it! Do it!), there is one type that will actually be worth it: RA sex. Please. If you are coy enough, if you have the chutzpah, seduce your resident assistant. Not only because RAs are automatically hot because of their status, but also because they are not allowed to write you up if you’ve seen their junk. It’s in your housing contract. Contrary to what you may believe, the optimum place to have sex in the dorms is not your bedroom (unless of course you live in the legendary Putnam 513. Just don’t forget to buy your friend Crossroads after). Indeed, the best place to slap genitals is the handicap shower. Depending on your unit and
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of humor.” Due to his ability to reduce complex functions to their most basic elements, Brillinger said Blackwell became very popular among students. Blackwell joined UC Berkeley in 1954 and later became the campus’s first black professor to earn tenure. The year he earned tenure, he co-authored a book with Stanford professor Meyer Girshick titled, “Theory of Games and Statistical Decisions.” Later, Blackwell became chair of the statistics department and served as president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1955. Blackwell faced notable difficulty after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1938. He was appointed a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study, but he left after a year due to campus objections to having a black faculty member. At UC Berkeley, Blackwell also served on a campus admissions committee and strived to be objective in selections, according to Brillinger. He created a program for disadvantaged students, bringing them to campus and acting as their mentor. Brillinger said Blackwell treated all individuals
dustin chase-woods building, you may have to search for this pleasure cove, as there is sometimes only one per structure. Once you obtain entry, however, your angles of attack are unmatched anywhere else in campus housing. When it comes to dormcest, we all have special needs. (Note: if there is the imminent possibility that someone who actually requires an ADA-accessible shower may want to use it, you should forego this location lest you end up being named Douchebag, King of Doucheland. But then again, the threat of a lawsuit just makes it more exciting, doesn’t it?) f you are alone in your shower, however, you must remember to cap your noise level at about a muffled roar while Irish-Springsturbating. Yes, Pepe Le Pew, we know you only take a shower once every four days when you get bored whacking off in your room and want a change of setting. Nobody should be able to tell exactly the moment you cross the finish line from five doors down the hall. That is, unless your floormates are recording your noises to upload them to the Internet. In that case, could you actually project a little more? There’s some background noise we’re gonna have to edit out. Freshman life is not limited exclusively to the dorms, however. On occasion, you will venture outside your hall, and maybe even attend a class. There, you will often find attractive classmates and even hotter GSIs. It’s best to just skip right to the GSI when it comes to flirting. You see, grad students have mind-blowing sex. This is because they never sleep. They work intensely 21 hours a day, driven not by energy drinks and Ritalin like us undergrads but by the raw desire to finish their dissertation and atone for the mistake of not quitting school after their B.A., like all of their happy friends. The other three hours of the day they fuck. It’s their sole means of survival. If you bag a GSI and an RA in the same semester, congratulations! Your face can now be added to that Wall of Fame in front of Dwinelle. And now you know what that thing’s for.
David Blackwell, former chair of UC Berkeley’s statistics department and the campus’s first black professor to receive tenure, died July 8 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley at age 91. Blackwell, who also became the first black person admitted to the National Academy David of Sciences, was blackwell well known for his contributions to the renewal theory, dynamic programming, game theory, information theory and Bayesian statistics. Colleagues described Blackwell as a unique professor who thought “outside the box.” “He was a great role model,” said David Brillinger, UC Berkeley statistics professor and a colleague of Blackwell. “His classes, talks and papers were gems. He was super bright and could sum up complex and complicated situations pretty tersely, but with a sense
as equals and was known for his humble and positive attitude. “He always seemed cheerful and optimistic, regardless that he had great difficulties in his life,” said Peter Bickel, a statistics professor and colleague of Blackwell. “He was extremely quick but very thoughtful and kind.” Blackwell is survived by four of his eight children: Hugo Blackwell of Berkeley; Ann Blackwell and Vera Gleason of Oakland; and Sarah Hunt of Houston. His wife, Ann Blackwell, died in 2006 following 62 years of marriage. Brillinger said Blackwell was protective of his family and loved them dearly. According to Pat Hardy, a retired clerk from the campus statistics department and a friend of Blackwell, Blackwell never made distinctions between faculty and staff. “He always saw me as an individual and wasn’t looking for a particular title,” Hardy said. “He was a family man with eight children, but at the same time, he (was) a professor with so much knowledge. It’s a loss for all of us.” Contact Caroline Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Aims to Protect Homeowner Energy Programs by Leah Moskovic
2008, the city decided to take advantage of PACE program California First — a larger program with lower administrative costs, spanning 14 counties throughout the state. The city was counting on a grant awarded to California First through stimulus funds from the California Energy Commission and was eager to launch new programs, according to Neal DeSnoo, energy program officer for the city. But Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, worried that energy program loans would take priority over their mortgage loans,
pay for energy-efficient improvements, such as solar panels, through increased property taxes. City officials are now looking to recently proposed state legislation to launch new programs, as well as the outcome of a lawsuit against the companies, filed by state Attorney General Jerry Brown. While the 13 homeowners currently using PACE installations in Berkeley will still be able to utilize the program, a new program set to begin this summer in Alameda County remains in jeopardy due to the companies’ policy. When Berkeley FIRST ended in
Berkeley energy officials are awaiting the passage of state legislation that could circumvent a recent ruling by federal loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that prevents new homeowners from participating in nationwide energy efficiency programs. A July 6 ruling by the two loan agencies effectively blocked all new grants issued by federal Property Assessed Clean Energy programs (PACE) — which were based on a 2008 Berkeley pilot program that lets homeowners
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Budget cuts and the need for social justice provide ample justification to further explore online education.
rom playing a key role in the harnessing of the atom to seeing over 50 affiliated researchers win Nobel Prizes, the University of California has always been on the cutting edge of the life of the mind. In the late 1950s, University President Clark Kerr spearheaded the development of the California Master Plan for Higher Education. For the last half-century, this blueprint has received plaudits for giving coherence to the state’s higher education system while promoting accessibility. Undoubtedly, the university deserves its reputation for triumphs of vision. But as the university faces a massive crisis brought on by a trend of state disinvestment in public higher education, the response of its administrators has been reactive, not visionary. The work of one administrator stands as a notable exception: UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Christopher Edley is tirelessly promoting online learning — a concept that could revolutionize higher education. Rather than adopting the academic conservatism of many educators, he has challenged the educational establishment with a radical idea that merits serious consideration. Edley’s commitment to making the university a leader in this field is not new, but recent developments have pushed his initiative to the forefront of public consciousness, attracting national attention. The UC Board of Regents last week rightly endorsed a privately-funded test program sponsored by Edley that would see 25 to 40 high-demand classes taught online by UC faculty. This program would be carefully assessed for quality, presumably to give the university administration data that they can use to make further decisions regarding online education. To be sure, Edley didn’t invent online education. Many UC campuses currently offer a small number of classes online for UC credit. Forprofit universities with loose admission standards already offer online degrees. On the other end of the spectrum, Harvard Extension School offers a myriad of online for-credit classes taught by its own professors and lecturers. What is potentially revolutionary would be bringing to online education the combination of accessibility and educational quality that the University of California is known for. There is no doubting the fact that this move toward online education is driven by the budgetary situation — Edley’s presentation to the regents included ominous-looking graphs warning of a $4.7 billion budget gap and a 45,700 student enrollment gap by the end of the decade.
Online education is meant to save money by reducing the costs associated with a residential, brick-andmortar experience. Moving some classes to an online model can also help ameliorate the problem of impacted classes, thus reducing average time-to-degree. Certainly, these are good enough justifications for the pilot program, but there is a social justice rationale for online education that also cannot be ignored: Online education is uniquely capable of reaching non-traditional students for whom a traditional residential experience is not a viable option. The university’s commitment to accessibility for qualified students almost mandates that the institution explore the possibilities of online education. Nonetheless, there are serious concerns about the implementation of the pilot program. Although Edley argues that online degrees ought to be the eventual goal, this more ambitious dream should, for now, take a back seat to creating high-quality online classes. Opponents of online education will be eager to seize any perceived failures as indicative of an inherent flaw in the idea. Therefore, it is key that the leaders of the pilot program are as transparent with their findings as possible, so the truth can be assessed by the public. It is equally important that they develop a measuring stick by which they can assess a concept as amorphous as quality. Technical concerns abound. How will students receive counseling? How do we prevent cheating? What about laboratory-based classes? But a greater question looms: Will online education reduce the value of a UC degree in the job market? We find this fear far-fetched: So long as the university does not dilute its admissions standards, which Edley’s proposal does not seek to do, employers will know that the university remains a prime source of talent. This initiative requires the cooperation of a significant portion of the faculty. Some of the faculty are wary about online education. We suspect this is because they believe the concept threatens their power and role within the academy. However, we find this concern to be short-sighted. Continuing budget cuts present a much greater threat and online education will not obviate the need for faculty to teach, to conduct research. We encourage faculty to join us in giving this idea a chance. While we cannot guarantee the pilot’s success, we have witnessed too much paralysis within the university to allow an idea with such potential to fall by the wayside. As we step into the future, let us be careful about how we do so, but let us step boldly.
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A Path to Appropriate Regulation and Taxation by Kriss Worthington The current “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Berkeley approach to cannabis has resulted in some ways in “Don't Tax and Don't Regulate”. The City of Berkeley has an opportunity to take small steps forward by adopting two November cannabis ballot initiatives. Unlike other businesses who often object to taxation and regulation, these businesses frequently welcome the standardization, security and legitimacy bestowed by governmental rule and taxes. These baby steps are a welcome replacement for decades of incrimination, incarceration and criminalization. In doing so, we can end the current Catch 22 of legally permitted medical marijuana dispensaries legally allowed to dispense medication to patients with a doctor prescription, but with no legal approval to grow the cannabis and get it to the dispensary. Apparently right now we are all supposed to believe the cannabis magically falls from the sky into the lap of the dispensary workers. One ballot measure will facilitate more regulation by creating a permit process for cannabis cultivation, allowing one new dispensary, and establishing a regular City Commission. Not only will the number of permits be designated but the size will be limited and the total square footage will also be specified. Currently dispensaries are
prohibited near public schools, and this measure will change that to a prohibition within 600 feet of public and private schools as well. The cultivation permits will be capped at 6 and limited to the small "M" zoning area. The City will have a greater say over a new or relocated dispensary, and the public will be able to appeal a specific new location. It is widely recognized by intelligent people that cultivation already occurs in cities throught the State of California, and may indeed already occur right here in the City of Berkeley. (Estimates range anywhere from a few, to a few dozen to a few hundred locations.) The second measure will increase the taxation of cannabis dispensaries and cultivators. Right now the dispensaries pay a small business tax, and cultivators are not officially recognized or permitted so they do not directly pay taxes. Under this proposed Berkeley law, if state Proposition 19 passes, non-medical cannabis businesses will pay four times as much, and contribute ten percent of gross reciepts to the city. Given recent difficult budget and service cuts, new revenue could help preserve important public safety as well as health and human service needs. Around the state and the country the views and policies adressing cannabis distribution are evolving. The
By Bonnie Kim
UFCW union has been organizing dispensary workers to make sure these workers have jobs with decent pay and working conditions. Right here is California there will be a state ballot measure to create a version of statewide cannabis taxation and regulation. While I personally support Proposition 19, whether you support or oppose the statewide measure these Berkeley measures are practical steps for Berkeley to be prepared either way. If state Proposition 19 loses, Berkeley will be prepared with clearer regulations and taxation for our small number of medical cannabis dispensaries. If state Proposition 19 wins, Berkeley will get more taxes and other cities may be rushing to follow in our footsteps. Some people feel that we lead the nation in taxation of our homeowners, and regulation of our businesses and land us permits. Let's end " Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on cannabis cultivation and put the taxation and regulation here where it is desirable and beneficial. Let's end the incrimination, criminalization and incarceration, with education and this legislation. Let's lead the nation in taxation and regulation of cannibas cultivation. Kriss Worthington is a member of the Berkeley City Council. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Intercollegiate Athletics Report Last-Minute Decision Extends Local Pool’s Hours Of Limited Utility to Chancellor by Zoe Filippenko Contributing Writer
by Brian Barsky It is gratifying that the “Academics First!” resolution has led to the exposure of the inappropriate unbridled support of Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) by UC Berkeley administrators as they oversee an academic institution reeling in fiscal crisis. However, the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Intercollegiate Athletics’ recommendation that the campus should continue propping up IA, but merely aim for a lower amount by 2014, is too little too late; more profoundly this recommendation is both in defiance of the will of the faculty, thereby showing the weak state of Berkeley’s tradition of shared governance, and in violation of existing UC Policy. The will of the faculty was expressed clearly at an exceptionally well-attended Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 5, 2009 at which the faculty voted by a significant margin to pass the “Academics First!” resolution which said that the campus should cease enabling IA to overspend its generated revenues. UC Policy states that Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) at Berkeley is an auxiliary enterprise and as such must be self-supporting rather than draw campus funds (UC Accounting Manual, Chapter A-783-1, § II.A, II.C.5, III.A, III.B). The administration’s response to this concern is that the support has been on-going for years, as if to argue that not complying with existing policy for a while somehow changes it without any process of discussion and review; however, this response merely admits that campus accounting practice has violated university policy with impunity. To the Council’s credit, its report did recognize the “unconstrained spending” culture of the Intercollegiate Athletics auxiliary as well as the “unacceptable” current system of financial accounting in IA, and noted that IA’s financial dependence on campus funds “is larger than the campus should bear” and that “an expanded Pac-10 could lead to increases in travel costs, as well as further fuel for the arms race.” Indeed, at the April 27, 2010 public meeting of the Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics, its Chair announced that the cost to campus for 2009-10 would be at least as high as it was for 2008-9, which was $14 million. That will bring the cost to campus of this auxiliary to over $80 million since 2003, which is an average of more than $11 million per year. “All the published literature suggests that there is no reliably positive impact of athletic success on giving to the general endowment of a university. This literature consists of at least twelve separate studies,” wrote Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor Economics at Smith College, “In some cases, a significantly negative effect is found.” Yet the Council’s report ignores the published literature and relies instead on a completely unsubstantiated claim that donors would reduce their contributions (presumably to academics, not athletics) by an estimated $25 million if the special protection being afforded IA were to be ruptured. Apparently, the campus
believes that our alumni would punish our already beleaguered academic program if the campus were to take the necessary measures to rein in the IA auxiliary; however, I hold the intellect and motivations of our former students in higher esteem than that. Why did the Council make a recommendation discordant with these facts? The answer would seem to lie in the skewed membership of the Council. It comprised four faculty members, most and possibly all of whom were from the minority of faculty who had voted against the resolution, and four alumni who are major donors to IA. Ironically, the Council’s report revealed that “the current annual donor participation in the annual Bear Backer program is 1.6% of our alumni.” Thus, the Council had no representation from the 98.4% of our alumni who are not donors to Intercollegiate Athletics but instead it drew 100% of its alumni members from the most vociferous voices of big donors to Cal Athletics, two of whom even publicly mounted opposition to the faculty resolution in November 2009. Unfortunately, the Council ignored more than the published literature. It seems to have been asleep at the switch when it issued the recommendation that the level of ongoing annual campus support should decline to a target amount of $5 million by 2014. Did none of its members read the minutes of the UC Regents meeting of Sept. 16, 2009 that obligated the IA auxiliary to start annual payments, required to be paid first ahead of any other expenses, of $28 million in 2014-15 as debt service on the stadium project? How can IA be expected to need a $5 million handout from the campus and at the same time have a surplus of generated revenues exceeding expenditures by $28 million to pay this debt service? Any rhetoric that there will be an extra $28 million available from the Endowment Seating Program (ESP) is dispelled in Document GB2# from the Regents meeting, which explicitly states that the Estimated Athletics Gross Revenue for 2014-15 of $64 million already includes the revenues from the ESP. Here is the scenario for four years hence: The campus will hand over $5 million to the IA auxiliary, according to the Council’s recommendation. Since IA’s accounting practices include campus support as part of Gross Revenue, IA will have a total of $64 million, from which IA is obligated by the Regents to pay $28 million for debt service for the stadium. This then leaves $36 million available for spending. This means that the IA auxiliary would have less than half of its current $73 million of expenditures available for expenses, but would still need to maintain its current $59 million level of generated revenue; this seems rather infeasible. The Council’s lack of attention to the future annual financial obligations on the revenue of the IA auxiliary placed by the Regents for debt service for the stadium renders the report of limited utility. Brian Barsky is a professor at UC Berkeley. Reply to email@example.com.
letters to the editor Piece on Pollution Was Incoherent, Contradictory Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with his conclusions, Andrew Glidden’s piece on pollution (July 12, 2010) is a very poor piece of writing. Glidden starts by describing two different approaches to environmental regulations. These description actually have two commonly recognized names, which Glidden does not use: 1) Cap and Trade and 2) Command and Control. He then claims that Caifornia and the Federal Government are using the second model because “the EPA has federalized the permitting process”. That is a non-sequitur. Regulations of both forms (1) and (2) can be either federalized or local; the two characteristics have no necessary connection with each other. In fact, the EPA regulation that allegedly kept Costner’s machine out of use was exactly of the first form, by Glidden’s own admission. It was rejected because
it exceeded in Glidden’s words “the amount of pollution that can be safely dispersed into the environment”. Similarly, Obama’s Cap and Trade program for dealing with CO2 is also a regulation of form (1), and it is irresponsible to imply otherwise. Glidden then contradicts his conclusion a second time in his final paragraphs, where he says that what he really wants is a “repudiation of any policy or person that presumes to manage our lives in any manner whatsoever.” This, of course, would mean that the government has no right to use regulations of either form (1) or (2), or for that matter, to prevent theft, murder or arson. I would encourage Glidden to spend a little more time reading conservatives who can actually think coherently, such as Thomas Sowell or George Will, and less time listening to incoherent blowhards like Limbaugh or Coulter. Teed Rockwell Berkeley, Calif.
Berkeley pool advocates gained a long-awaited victory in the final minutes of the Berkeley City Council’s sixhour-long meeting Tuesday when a proposal — which was deemed inadequate by advocates — to extend the hours of a local pool was passed, compensating for the loss of two other pools. West Campus Pool will now be open Friday evenings for lap swimming and weekends for general swimming. At the council’s last meeting of the summer, City Manager Phil Kamlarz pledged to fund the needed $13,000 to extend the pool’s hours and will look first into the city’s capital project funds. Councilmember Laurie Capitelli pledged to give $1,500 to the pool from his district’s discretionary funds. Other council members can choose to do the same, but the city will not look to districts’ money as primary funding sources, said Julie Sinai, chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bates. On the other hand, the cost to com-
plete necessary renovations to Willard Pool, which closed July 1 after months of unsuccessful campaigning, is approximately $2.5 million, according to Scott Ferris, city recreation and youth services manager. It would cost $4.7 million to replace the entire “dilapidated” facility, Ferris added. Shelley Hayden, co-chair for the Berkeley Pools Campaign, said Willard advocates recognize there is not money lying around to renovate the pool, much less to rebuild it entirely. For now the city has no plan to demolish the pool — currently vacated and covered, but not drained — in hopes of securing funding in the future. Although pool advocates’ recent victory will likely end campaign activity for the summer, they said they are still looking for a more permanent, satisfactory solution. “Willard is a neighborhood pool accessible by walking and biking,” said JoAnn Cook, co-chair of the Berkeley Pools Campaign. “West Campus is quite a distance away from kids, especially over the summer when they’re on
their own. Bus transportation to other pools is not simple.” Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Gordon Wozniak both fought to save South Berkeley residents’ access to city pools at recent council meetings, saying the recreational area is vital to residents in their districts. “(Willard) is a really important component that makes the community very livable,” Wozniak said. “West Campus doesn’t address the fundamental problem here.” Pool advocates also face the upcoming demolition of the city’s only warm water pool at Berkeley High School which mainly serves the elderly, youth and disabled. The pool is scheduled to close in July 2011, when the school will demolish its current athletic facility to build new structures. Members of the Berkeley Pools Campaign said they will reconvene soon to discuss future actions. “The only way to really make up the losses is to reopen,” Hayden said.
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Firefighters Accept No Increases to Pay, Benefits by Aaida Samad Contributing Writer
After other city employees volunteered to take time off to help mitigate the city’s worsening fiscal situation, Berkeley firefighters have accepted no salary and health benefit increases in a two-year agreement adopted by the Berkeley City Council at a meeting Tuesday. The memorandum of understanding with the Berkeley Firefighters Association maintains current salary and health and welfare benefits levels for two years and implements a one-year pilot program altering firefighters’ work schedule. “In recognition of the current budget problems the city is facing, we felt the responsible thing to do would be to extend the agreement of the current contract,” said David Sprague, president of the association. In addition to fire suppression and prevention services, the Berkeley Fire Department provides the city with emergency services, advanced life support and ambulance transportation. Under the current schedule, fire-
fighters work a nine-day tour consisting of three 24-hour shifts every other day followed by a four-day break. The agreement implements a pilot six-day tour schedule, which consists of one 48-hour shift followed by four days off, beginning March 2011. Though the new, eco-friendly schedule would reduce commute time and increase department efficiency, several council members expressed concerns that paramedic fatigue would impact the quality of emergency care. “I’m very grateful for the firefighters’ sacrifices given the fiscal situation of the city,” said Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, whose son was a paramedic for eight years. “Paramedics will be on call for 48 hours and ... there will certainly be times where they will not sleep for 48 hours straight. I have serious concerns about that.” Nearby fire departments — including the Alameda County Fire Department and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District — that have implemented the pilot schedule within the last year have developed policies to
address fatigue, according to Sprague. “The fears are valid,” he said. “However, once you understand how things work, the fears are addressed. We are adopting policies and procedures that will address fatigue issues based on policies other departments have adopted and created.” City staff and the department will monitor the program for negative impacts on the quality of emergency care, including increases in vehicle accidents and health and safety complaints. If findings show the work schedule undermines quality, the program can be terminated, according to the memorandum. In addition to close monitoring, Capitelli and Councilmember Linda Maio said the program must set mandatory rest time for firefighters working 48-hours shifts. “You can’t be at the top of your game for 48 hours unless you get a good six hours of sleep,” Maio said. “You may get a little rest, but the idea is to provide the best possible care.” Contact Aaida Samad at email@example.com.
career: New Changes Could Increase Pool of Students Eligible for UC, CSU from Front
the development of courses that fulfill admission requirements. According to a UC Office of the President report, 258 CTE courses fulfilled the requirements in 2001. Today, over 9,000 are approved for the requirements. The effort could expand the pool of high school students eligible to attend the systems. In 2008, only 33.9 percent of graduates fulfilled the course requirements, meaning over half of high school graduates in California were ineligible to attend either university system. In order to be eligible for admission, high school students must complete a certain number of approved courses in each of the seven a-g requirements, ranging from two years of history to one year of visual and performing arts. At the meeting, Regent Sherry Lansing said the effort “will engage our students and will increase potential job opportunities.” “We know a number of students have trouble passing the typical algebra 1 course,” said Don Daves-Rougeaux, associate director of undergraduate freshman admissions, articulation and eligibility at the UCOP. “These integrated courses are going to fuel a student’s interest.” He added that students in these courses will see the relevance of the
subject by being more engaged, leading to retention. “I really think you learn in your head and in your hands,” said Karen Melander, who teaches an architectural design class at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Troy Flint, spokesperson for the Oakland Unified School District, said making CTE classes fulfill the requirements allows students to explore areas of interest without preventing them from being eligible for college. He said starting this fall, the district will require all incoming students to complete the a-g requirements in order to graduate. “We feel it is important for students to have vocational training,” Flint said. “But at the same time, we don’t want to box students in.” Anya Gurholt, the education academy director at Skyline High School in Oakland, said applying for a-g credit for her education courses allowed her to create courses that prepared students for college as well as a career. Daves-Rougeaux said there are “high stakes” for the courses receiving a-g credit, adding that in a time of statewide financial strain, classes without approval are vulnerable to cuts. “At our school, if a class doesn’t get the a-g, the kids don’t take it,” Meland-
er said, adding that enrollment in her class soared after gaining approval. According to the UCOP report, 32.4 percent of all CTE courses in public high schools statewide met the a-g requirements for the 2009-10 school year. During the same year, 43.4 percent of all courses in public high schools statewide met the requirements. Daves-Rougeaux said the goal is not to have all CTE courses be a-g approved, but rather to have the percentage of CTE courses that meet the requirements match the number of total approved courses. Though the increase in approved courses may lead to a larger pool of eligible students, both the UC and CSU systems have reduced the number of spots available for this fall’s entering freshman class. Still, officials said they aim to give more students options after high school — be it college or entering the workforce. Daves-Rougeaux said though the UC system is currently over-enrolled, they still want to increase the pool. “At the end of the day, while we know our ability to admit students is limited ... the student will have a choice once they graduate,” he said. Contact Sara Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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stated they would not buy or guarantee mortgages on properties that participated in PACE programs, putting the city’s plans on hold. Now, the PACE Protection Assessment Act — a bill proposed Thursday in the California state Legislature — might be the life jacket endangered programs in Alameda County and across the nation need, as the hearing for Brown’s lawsuit against the companies does not begin until September, according to Cliff Staton,
vice president of marketing for Renewable Funding, an Oakland-based company currently lobbying the state Legislature. “From our standpoint, it is far preferred to have this resolved in the Congress as quickly as possible, rather than through the courts.” Staton said. “It’s up to the Legislature now to allow these PACE programs to continue.” Berkeley’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development will also be watching state legislators, said city
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SPORTS The Daily Californian I saw a video of the streets of Madrid during the game, and they were completely desolate; everyone was watching the game. After all, there is nothing that Madrilenos care more about than football (other than ham, of course). It is a bit strange being in a place where that â€œotherâ€? football game is so popular, where its presence is everywhere, from posters to jerseys to conversations on the street. My apathy towards the sport only added to the bizarreness â€” as a baseball and basketball aficionado, I was never much of a fan of soccer. I was always the guy who would sarcastically ask why players donâ€™t use their hands, why the time counts up and why the clock never stops. It also seemed a bit odd that for all its tradition and passion for the game,
MADRID, Spain â€” The horns were blaring, the flags were soaring, and the crowd was cheering. And that was during the victory parade, an entire day after Spain won its first World Cup on July 11. Iâ€™m spending the month in Madrid, and boy did I pick the right summer to study abroad in Spain. The city is literally obsessed with football. It is more than just a game; it is a way of life.
The crowd gave a collective sigh of relief every time goalie Iker Casillas bailed out the squad, but we were still optimistic. Our anticipation grew with every substitution, every breakaway, and every strong defensive stand. Finally, during the 116th minute, it happened: Andres Iniestaâ€™s kick landed in the goal and the fiesta began. To say the crowd went wild wouldnâ€™t do the its response justice. It was a sight to behold. Fireworks were crackling and strangers were hugging, lights were flashing and MadrileĂąos were dancing. The noise and commotion were music to the ears of lifelong fans, and an exhilarating, thrilling feeling to everyone else. I donâ€™t have an ounce of Spanish blood in me, but I found myself
Spain had never won the World Cup. But behind David Villaâ€™s five goals and Xaviâ€™s deft passing, La Furia Roja had put itself in the Finals, and everyone felt confident they would defeat the brutish Netherlands to carve out a place in history. The atmosphere was electric as I stood amidst probably over a million fans â€” Spaniards and foreigners alike â€” gathered before several JumboTrons in La Plaza de Cibeles. The crowd, adorned in red, groaned collectively at every missed goal by Spain, but applauded the effort. Yet, after 90 minutes, the match was still scoreless (unless youâ€™re counting yellow cards, in which case the Netherlands was crushing Spain). Nonetheless, millions of pairs of eyes were glued to the humongous, bright screens as if they were shrines.
screaming, â€œYo soy espanol, espanol, espanolâ€? over and over again with millions of Spaniards. The streets were flooded with fans after the game. Chants of â€œViva Espanaâ€? and â€œcampeones, campeonesâ€? grew louder and louder, from every street corner, plaza and metro. People were dancing in the fountains and streaking around the plazas. The bars were packed. Every street was full of people. Spaniards drove through the streets on top of garbage trucks cheering. Every Spain jersey triggered a honk and a shout out. More than a few cars were draped with the Spanish flag. The world had a new football champion, and football had a new fan. Give Jonathan a celebratory hug at email@example.com.
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Adrian and recent graduate Sean Mahoney to make the Pan Pac team, and hopes some of the remaining 12 swimmers representing Cal Aquatics will be able to secure spots. These wonâ€™t be the first events of the summer â€” some swimmers competed in the Santa Clara Grand Prix in June and the Los Angeles Grand Prix in July. In both meets, Adrian dominated the field in the 50-meter and 100meter freestyle, while the Cal Aquatics team boasted 12 other top-five finishes in various events. Cal made a splash in international waters as well, sending swimmers
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Coughlin and Vollmer led the sleuth of Bears with each of their wins at USCâ€™s McDonaldâ€™s Swim Stadium. Coughlin posted 1:00.52 to seal her win in her signature event, the 100-meter backstroke, in which she is the twotime Olympic defending champion. She fended off national team youngster Rachel Bootsma by less than a second at the finish. Vollmer clocked 57.39 to win the 100meter butterfly, breaking the meet record she set three years ago and finishing a full bodyâ€™s length ahead of second. Isakovic took seventh in the 100 fly. Showcasing the Bearsâ€™ talent in relay swimming, the foursome of Dagg,
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hopeless Cal football has had its share of heartbreaks, but so have the Cavs. See page 6
by Christina Jones, Kelly Suckow, Jack Wang and Ed Yevelev
While Others Spend Their Summers Cooling Off in Pools, Cal Athletes Are Busy Training Underwater
There aren’t too many things more closely associated with summertime than the swimming pool. As the sun starts baking down on us from June through August, many find relief in the cool, chlorinated waters of the local outdoor pool — particuarly on when the temperature inches into the 90s. For members of the Cal aquatics program, however, the pool has been a place for practice and competition. Whether they’ve stayed in California or travelled as far as Paris and Spain, summer has simply provided more time to get better, faster, and stronger. From Nathan Adrian’s signature dominance in the 50 and 100 freestyle to Emily Csikos’ torrents of goals for the Canadian national water polo team, the Bears have been busy.
m. swim “‘Everyone says, ‘Dude, summer school is so much easier,’” sophomore Tom Shields said. “And it’s not.” The same could be said for the summer swimming season. The season is much shorter, which requires longer and more intense practices to get to peak form faster. Instead of returning home, some members of the Cal men’s swimming team have remained in Berkeley to train with coach David Durden. Though NCAAs is always in the back of its mind, the team is not focused on getting a head start on next season. “We’re trying to get on some (national) teams,” Shields said. “But right now, we’re just trying to get bigger, stronger, faster. And work out more than 20 hours a week because now we’re allowed to.” The Bears are looking for strong showings at the U.S. Nationals, to be held in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 3-7. They hope to also be in Irvine Aug. 18-23 to compete in the 2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships as members of the U.S. National Team. Shields expects Olympic gold medalist Nathan
m. polo Before Americans were busy grilling up hamburgers, the Cal men’s water polo team got to enjoy some foreign food overseas. From June 16 to July 4, the Bears travelled to Serbia and Montenegro to train against the respective countries junior national teams. But when they weren’t busy spending anything from four to six hours per day lifting and practicing, the players got to explore a bit of their surroundings — including visiting junior Luka Saponjic’s house in Belgrade, where they got a taste of the type of fare the country offered. “They were these different kind of sausages, these hamburger sausages — I forget
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w. polo After the Cal women’s water polo team’s 2010 season, Stephanie Peckham poured high praise on her teammate, Emily Csikos. “As a goalie, it makes me better because I have the best shooter in the NCAA shooting on me everyday at practice,” Peckham said. “(She) brings so much to the team with her international experience.” Indeed, last summer in Rome, Csikos led her native Canada to the c o u n t r y ’s first FINA Wo r l d Championship final since 1991. The Calgary, Alberta native had 15 scores throughALLYSE BACHARACH/FILE out the seven-game tournament on the way to a silver medal. Now, just a couple of months removed from a 69-goal season and third place at
the NCAA Championship, the Bears’ star driver resumed international competition at the FINA Women’s World League Super Final in La Jolla, Calif. The incoming junior found the net 13 times over six games, but the week was ultimately a disappointing one for Team Canada. Heading into southern California with a No. 2 world ranking, her home country finished last in a loaded eightteam field. Csikos got the Canadians off to a strong start — striking twice in an 11-9 victory over Hungary to open tournament play. From there, however, her squad dropped its remaining five contests. The team surrendered three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter of a 7-4 upset loss to China, and fell to the reigning Olympic champion Nether-
lands despite two more scores from Csikos. Canada was also unable to avenge last year’s 7-6 loss to the United States in the FINA World Championship final. After pouring in the game’s first three goals, Canada allowed a 7-1 run the rest of the way — with Csikos’ second score being the team’s lone answer. During the game, the Cal star faced off against a pair of former Bear standouts in Heather Petri and Elsie Windes — both of whom earned silver medals for United States in the 2008 Olympics. Csikos then had one of the top scoring performances of the tournament, erupting for a game-high five goals during a penalty shoot-out rematch loss to Hungary. Contact Ed Yevelev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latin for “our sea,” Mare Nostrum was a term the Romans used for the Mediterranean Sea. The term has since been connected to many other Italian conquests. In a current example, it does not describe a struggle on land, but in water. Mare Nostrum is the threecity European swimming competition that attracts some of the world’s best swimmers. Nine competitors represented California Aquatics, Cal’s swim club, and put their summer training to the test overseas in Barcelona, Spain; Canet-en-Roussillon, France; and Monaco. Cal alum and Olympic goldmedalist Dana Vollmer garnered two title wins in the long-course contests. She touched the wall first in the 100-meter butterfly in Canet-en-Roussillon and again in Monaco. Two-time Olympian Natalie Coughlin took third in the 100-meter backstroke in France, fifth in the 100-meter freestyle in Monaco and seventh in the 100-meter backstroke in Barcelona. New Zealand native and recent Cal graduate Lauren Boyle took fourth in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 800-meter freestyle in Canet-en-Roussillon. The Olympian also took fifth in the 400-meter freestyle. New addition Caitlin Leverenz had a top-five finish in each of the cities in the 200-meter individual medley relay. Seniors Hannah Wilson, Amanda Sims and Erica Dagg, as well as juniors Liv Jensen and Sara Isakovic were also Cal Aquatics representatives who all made it to the championship finals in their events. The Bears returned to the states after their European triumphs for the Los Angeles Grand Prix. The four-day tilt took place from July 8-11 and marked the last chapter of the eight-meet Grand Prix series.
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