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Campus divisions to draw on reserve funds By Alisha Azevedo | Staff and Katie Nelson | Staff As UC Berkeley administrators work to plan next year’s campus budget, leaders of various campus divisions will be drawing on reserve funds and savings from department restructuring under Operational Excellence in order to bridge a gap of over $100 million. According to a March 22 letter from Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, UC Berkeley will need to fund a deficit between $102 million and $112 million — $70 million to $80 million due to state budget cuts as well as $32 million that the campus must pay toward needs like faculty salaries, workers’ salary increases and utility payments — for the 2011-12 academic year. To find solutions, the campus plans to fill the gap with $40 million to $50 million from efforts already in place, such as Operational Excellence and student fee increases. But because the budget hole will be so large in the next fiscal year, the campus will also commit to a one-time withdrawal of $30 million — or 50 percent — of central reserves currently set aside for selfinsurance purposes. This leaves about $30 million that the campus still needs to recover to combat the deficit. After Birgeneau’s announcement

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that all campus units will be chipping in to help cover costs, each vice chancellor sent out a letter to campus units under their direction. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer, whose office has been asked to fund $19.5 million of the total $30 million the campus is seeking to recover, released a letter March 29 asking all units under his direction to assist in the funding process. They must each submit a proposed budget by April 22 that details how they will accommodate for the cuts. While Breslauer’s immediate office will take $2.5 million out of its budget next year, the remaining $17 million will have to come from campus units drawing on their reserves, according to Breslauer’s letter. “They have to use their reserves to meet the targets set for their units; that’s not optional,” Breslauer said in an email. “Second, they must protect the (undergraduate curriculum) budget. And third, they must raise or protect funds to assist in faculty recruitment and retention, and graduate student support.” In order to determine the reductions for each unit, the campus evaluated each unit based on five categories, including each unit’s total expenditures in 2009-10 and any funds left over from the previous year as of July 2010. The College of Engineering will be expected to absorb the largest budget reduction of the units under Breslauer’s direction, at $2.28

million, while the Graduate School of Journalism will take a budget reduction of $60,000, the smallest reduction of the units. The ability to meet the expected contribution requirements from past years may be difficult for campus units this time, however. In Breslauer’s letter, he asks campus units, in addition to the five previous requirements, to try to incorporate student input on budget planning. As unit leaders work to meet these requirements and decide whether to seek student input, they also must decide whether to draw on savings from the organizational simplification initiative of Operational Excellence in addition to their reserves to meet their budget reductions. Under this initiative — which will result in 280 position eliminations by June — 28 campus units are in the process of restructuring departments in order to save the campus a projected $19.3 million annually. Of the amount of money each unit saves, 40 percent must be returned to the central campus and 60 percent will remain with the units in order to help facilitate research and teaching, to be used at the unit leader’s discretion. However, the initiative savings may be tapped into in order to meet the requirements of the budget call letter if much of a unit’s reserve funds will be used to cover other costs, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and University

Communications Claire Holmes. Holmes said she was unsure as of yet whether the unit leaders would choose to take this route, as the plans are not yet completed. According to Richard Mathies, dean of the College of Chemistry — which faces a budget reduction of $660,000 — a portion of the budget reduction will use savings from organizational simplification and the remainder will be drawn from unrestricted reserves. “A lot of our reserves are committed to future faculty hiring and the renovations of research space that are associated with these hires,” he said in an email. “The draw down of these funds will impact our ability to hire the number of faculty needed to offer courses in the future.” But as the April 22 deadline draws near for units to submit their budget plans, departments are still scrambling to solidify exactly where cuts will be made. “I am particularly committed to ensuring that research funds continue to be available for faculty, particularly those in fields where extramural funding is difficult to secure, and colleagues at the beginning of their careers,” said Fiona Doyle, chair of the campus division of the Academic Senate. “Amazing research is done with very modest investment, research that has a direct impact on students, and it is crucial that this continues.” Katie Nelson and Alisha Azevedo cover academics and administration.

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By Adelyn Baxter | Staff After several months of delays due to a lawsuit and landmark proposals, plans to demolish the South and West branches of the Berkeley Public Library were approved at the Zoning Adjustments Board meeting Thursday night, though concerns about the legality of the demolitions could prolong the process further. The decision came after the zoning board approved the Environmental Impact Reports for both buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to take any action on designating the South branch as a Berkeley landmark. All of the library’s branches — the other two being the Claremont and North branches — are set to undergo renovations to make seismic retrofits and improve ADA accessibility. The renovations are set to be funded by Measure FF — a $26 million bond approved by Berkeley voters in 2008 that finances library improvements through increasing property taxes over 30 years — though a lawsuit filed by the Concerned Library Users group in August has questioned the legality of using the measure funds to demolish the South and West branches.

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Despite the dawning of a grey day, about 1,500 people gathered to celebrate the Hindu holiday of Holi on UC Berkeley’s Lower Sproul Plaza Sunday by being painted in spatterings of rainbow powder, getting wet and dancing the day away. In contrast to modern India, where paint is often the coloring agent of choice and friends and family may be targeted by paint-filled water guns, the campus festival was “kind of back to the roots” of Holi in its use of environmentally friendly dyed corn flour, said Indian Students Association co-President Suchitha Sundaram. Students also took care to

prevent runoff from flowing into Strawberry Creek, plugging drains and disposing of colored water after the event, which was planned months in advance. Holi itself is a springtime Hindu religious festival with an ambiguous origin story whose details vary from region to region in India, although most agree the festivities celebrate Vishnu-devotee Prahlad’s unscathed escape from a bonfire due to his staunch faith in his god. The colors represent setting aside desires to attain enlightenment and societal well-being. “There’s no one universal

story” though, said Indian Students Association co-President Ash Krishnamurthy, and on campus, Holi was a day for community members of all religious and ethnic stripes to come together and be painted by the same vibrant array of powder. “I really liked it because everyone was all colorful, so you couldn’t see what anyone looked like,” said freshman Alyssa Lerner. “You felt connected to other people because everyone was covered in these colors, so you couldn’t see their skin color or what they actually looked like.” — Noor Al-Samarrai

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Coca-Cola vending machines can be found across campus because of its contract, which is set to expire in August.

Expiration of contract to open options By Noor Al-Samarrai | Staff With UC Berkeley’s current beverage contract with Coca-Cola Co. set to expire Aug. 3, campus negotiators will be meeting to decide what course to take. As soon as Monday, representatives from the alliance of contract stakeholders could decide whether to extend the current contract — which gives CocaCola a 98 percent virtual monopoly over campus beverage sales — for one or two years, or release a request for proposal that would open the contract to other bidders, according to Beverage Alliance Chairman Kurt Libby. Negotiators from the four-unit campus beverage contract consortium — comprised of representatives from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, ASUC Auxiliary, Residential and Student Service Programs and the Recreational Sports Facility — as well as ASUC President Noah Stern and Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein, who have been representing students’ interests in the contract, said they are unaware of any scheduled meeting to discuss the future of the campus beverage contract. Stern said he is not surprised that the decision may be made so soon. “The (request for proposal) process is long, so they have to decide now, because these things do take time,” he said, adding, “things (in the contract process) are very fluid.” Both the extension and request for proposal options are currently on the table, according to Libby. By protracting the contract until the economic climate could be more favorable, campus negotiators hope to determine the terms of the new contract — whether with Coca-Cola or another company — under circumstances when students will have more disposable income to purchase bottled beverages and any potential contract bidders will have more funds to spend on a contract with the campus, Libby said. Following increases in beverage sales after the contract was signed in 2002, sales began tapering off after 2006, according to Nadesan Permaul, the director of and alliance negotiator for the ASUC Auxiliary. Alliance members said that while vending machine sales have boomed in the past two years to comprise the second-largest portion of campus beverage sales after campus dining services, and while the overall volume of sales is double that of 2002, these increases may not be enough. If these declines in beverage sales are due to a long-term trend that will

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Track and field squads can’t capture Big Meet Cal came out of the gate strong at the 117th Big Meet on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to come away from Stanford, Calif. with a win. “Early on, we thought we were on a roll,� coach Tony Sandoval said. “But things turned on us during the meet which is kind of disappointing.�

Despite some bright spots, both the Cal men’s and women’s track and field team lost against Bay Area rival Stanford, 98-65 and 88-75, respectively. The loss marks the fifth straight year for the men and the 10th in 11 years for the women. ...

million from another campus that is far more established.� Additional revenue can be saved by reducing personnel costs by 10 percent at the UC, which could reduce faculty sabbaticals and release time, according to the report. It also recommends faculty to teach more and research less. But according to Lenz, faculty should not be required to give up research because research grants bring money into the university. “We teach from our research and we learn what the most contemporary is-

sues are,� said Wendy Brown, co-chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association and UC Berkeley professor of political science. “If these proposals were to be taken seriously, the consequences for University of California would be huge because we would go to universities that value the relationship between teaching and research.� The office has no direct authority over whether UC or CSU systems accept their proposal, but the need for a decision grows as Gov. Jerry Brown

With an already existing drop in state funding that has led to increased student tuition for state universities, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report April 14 proposing that faculty be less involved in research and that UC tuition rise by 7 percent. The Legislative Analyst’s Office, the state’s non-partisan fiscal and policy adviser, was asked to create the report — which advises on potential UC, CSU report: PAGE 5 and community college budget reduction options — in FebruSuggested UC & CSU Budget Reductions ary by state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair $2 billion Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Fran$1.577 billion $479 million cisco. The office also proposes cutting supplemental funding Est. savings Est. savings to UC Merced by $5 million INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT (millions) (millions) and reducing enrollment, operating expenses and equipment Personnel costs $408 Tuition by 7% for UC, 10% for CSU $270 Require UC faculty to teach more funding across the system. UC: $11,902 for the 2011-12 year Increase CSU employee benefit But UC Vice President for contributions Institutional financial aid $74 Budget Patrick Lenz said the by 5% for both UC and CSU Operating expenses & equip- $215 funds are necessary because ment funding by 5% for both UC they address student needs reCal Grant income eligibility $60 and CSU lating to financial aid and tuition. Cal Grant minimum GPA $20 $5 X UC Merced supplemental “UC Merced is a campus of funding the future and $5 million is a small amount of money to adOther suggestions $949 Other suggestions $55 dress those needs,� Lenz said. persia salehi/staff “It makes more sense to take $5

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Saturday. More than an excuse to gather the community together to appreciate the local ecology, the event — with its theme of “Environmental Education and the Bay� — was an opportunity for the city to provide just that. The festival, a community staple since 1937 that had not been held in six years due to budget shortfalls, was more focused on teaching about environmental sustainability than in previous years. ...

Bears fall to Denver in regular season finale The Cal lacrosse team did not get what it wanted on Saturday. The Bears hoped to beat Denver to secure a spot into the 2011 MPSF tournament. Instead, Cal dropped its regular season finale, 13-10, in Denver. Its hopes of a place in the tournament hinged on the final results of the other

teams’ conference play. But in the end, like the Rolling Stone song, the Bears got what they needed: a berth in the tournament. It just didn’t come the way Cal wanted it. “It’s a consistency thing,� junior Tara Arolla said. ...

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t’s hard to find easy answers about what is happening in Libya. But we can, at least, attempt to better define the problem. What has gone wrong in Libya? A whole lot. Can we expect any more good news from the Middle East? I believe we can. NATO is currently leading an air campaign against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi, and suddenly, the conversation is not about one nation’s struggle for democracy, but about whether or not Obama has made a political faux pas by getting involved. It’s as if the American press is finding its foothold once again — even if they can’t write intelligently about the Middle East, they sure as hell know how to argue about Obama. The first tragedy here is, clearly, that there is an armed struggle at all. That a completely crazy autocrat would vow, literally, to go door to door and kill his people. I hate that turn of phrase. Referring to Libyans as “his people.” They don’t get to be “your people” if you are firing cluster bombs into residential areas, as The New York Times reported this weekend. Gadhafi’s insanity used to feel like some benign international joke. Fashion blogs commented on his bizarre outfits, and surely the best thing WikiLeaks gave to world in its “Cablegate” were the intimate descriptions of Gadhafi’s relationship to his buxom Ukrainian nurse. Those were the good ol’ days. Now his insanity plays like darker political theater. Next, is the tragedy of Western intervention. The question of what role, if any, the United States can or should play in Libya. The short answer is, I don’t know. I’d like to say none. When it came to Tunisia and Egypt, I loved how easy it was to answer “none.” I don’t particularly care whether Obama screwed up politically. Maybe he feared a Rwanda-like genocide during his presidency, recalling the regrets of President Clinton. Now, a motley group of fighters have joined together under the loose banner of “rebels.” Photos show teenage boys and aging men training together in mismatched gear. I try to imagine the families out on Sproul Plaza on Cal Day taking up arms and banding together in a haphazard force. Did the U.S. help stop a genocide? Perhaps. Has it showed its pro-democratic support for the Arab Spring? Not exactly. Because swooping in as the Libyans’ savior was a hypocritical act. It raises the question, “If Libya, why not Bahrain? Why not Cote d’Ivoire? Why not Yemen? Why not Syria?” Protesters and civilians have been killed in all these countries. eading the news from Syria this weekend has been particularly chilling. Last year when I lived in


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Beirut, I would travel to Syria every few months on what we called a “visa run.” Tradition holds that when the Prophet Muhammad looked down on Damascus from a mountain above, he decided not to enter it, saying that man could only enter paradise once. I remember walking around the old city of Damascus for the first time and that feeling of absolute wonder that such a place even existed. The narrow stone streets, the ancient Umayyad mosque, the old churches, the covered marketplaces, the chocolate-filled croissants. The guy who chased after me to return money that had dropped out of my pocket in the street (Who does that?!). The photos of President Bashar al-Assad leering from every storefront window. Al-Assad is now being branded as a “reformer” by U.S. politicians. He’s no friend of the U.S., certainly, but apparently, stability is more important than justice or democracy. hese pro-democracy uprisings have been such a satisfying slap in the face to any scholar or journalist or politician who would pontificate over the reasons for the lack of democracy in the Arab world. (They must just like having a strong, stable dictator.) The successful revolutions also seemed to do so much to defeat stereotypes about young Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East. Something about seeing a young, smiling Egyptian protester on TV shouting “Mubarak — you have ugly face!” seemed to make him so relatable to an American audience. But as the fighting intensified in Libya this weekend, it became easier for Americans to shake their heads and mutter to themselves about the incomprehensible quagmire that is the Middle East. I want to say to them that there is still good news to be found in the Middle East. On Saturday, thousands of women came out in the streets of highly-conservative Yemen to protest their president’s remarks that all women should support him, according to The New York Times.


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BEC’s Bar & Bistro Entertainment’s grand opening featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Downtown Berkeley location. By Theresa Adams | Staff After a little over a month of peace and quiet at the former Beckett’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Berkeley, the restaurant nestled between Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen and the Used Computer Store reopened as BEC’s Bar & Bistro Entertainment and was full of

conversation, music and laughter Friday as community members celebrated the grand opening of the restaurant. Owner Jean-Yves Duperret and Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin, whose district includes the restaurant, joined in cutting the ribbon outside of BEC’s, located at 2271 Shattuck Ave., April 15, three weeks after the bistro’s soft opening. The transfer of ownership of Beckett’s — which closed in February

— began last May when owners Martin and Mary Connolly decided to sell the restaurant to Les Copains d’Arbord, but a delay in processing the license extended the ownership change transition. While changes to the restaurant interior are subtle — books and pictures that had lined the walls are gone, and the glass that had divided the bar from the

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CALPIRG strips to expose issues with cuts By Mary Susman | Staff Appearing naked behind poster board signs, members of UC Berkeley’s CALPIRG chapter drew attention during Cal Day Saturday as they encouraged people to call Gov. Jerry Brown, hoping to raise awareness of state budget cuts to higher education. In response to Brown’s $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education, the members of CALPIRG — part of a statewide student interest group — stood on Upper Sproul Plaza in varying amounts clothing, covered by signs reading “I sold my clothes to pay off my student loans” and “You can’t strip us of our education” as they handed out fliers, causing several people to watch and take pictures. The group chose Cal Day — UC Berkeley’s campus-wide open house for prospective students and their families — not only because of the large number of people who would see their message, but also because future college students will be affected by the budget cuts, according to freshman Devonte Jackson, intern for CALPIRG’s Affordable Education campaign. “It’s a really important day to do this because there’s going to be a lot of prospective Cal students here,” Jackson said. “They’re going to be facing the same challenges if not at a

greater magnitude than we are with the budget cuts. This is a prime time to spread awareness of the budget issues we’re facing right now.” Campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof declined to comment on the demonstration. Most passersby said they thought the demonstration was an effective way to grab people’s attention, including Marisa French, a visiting high school sophomore from Brentwood, Calif. “I’m still in high school, and I don’t even go here,” she said. “I don’t know how I’ll afford it, and it sucks. And it’s a public school — it’s not even Stanford.” UC Berkeley sophomore Kiley Morris, CALPIRG Berkeley’s Affordable Education subcoordinator, said she was surprised by the positive reactions from parents. Morris said the demonstrators asked people to call state officials on the spot, and they made a couple hundred calls during the day. “It does make a difference,” she said. “When you add all the calls up, (state legislators) do notice.” However, although Morris said the group mainly received positive feedback, some people expressed disapproval of the group’s tactics. “I’m not against it, I’m just saying some people may be against it,” said senior Michael Johnson after receiving a flier. “It may be perceived as a cheap or underhanded way to bring attention to a cause — exploiting sexuality.”

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The South branch (above) and the West branch of the Berkeley Public Library were planned to be demolished, but a recent lawsuit challenges the legality of these plans.

Overall, CALPIRG members said they were happy with how the day went and the attention they received. “It’s a really, really scary thing that right now, we’re facing $1.4 billion cuts to higher education,” said sophomore Jesse Yeh, vice chair of CALPIRG Berkeley. “We feel like actively stripping is one of the ways we can demonstrate how they are stripping our rights to education.” Mary Susman covers Berkeley communities .

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coke: Only Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Inc. able to pay for a contract From front not be reversed by a healthier overall economy, sales may not go up. With overall bottled beverage sales facing a further hit in the future if the “End the Sale of Bottled Water” Initiative, which was passed in this year’s ASUC General Election, takes hold, 25 percent of revenue from beverage sales would be eliminated and the campus could be a less financially attractive customer to beverage com-

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CALPIRG students protested budget cuts by appearing naked behind signs.

panies looking to boost their sales. “If (sales) continue to go down at the rate they are now, then we’ll be in an even worse bargaining position next year,” Libby said. In this case, he said the alliance might garner a better deal for the campus — and students — by sending out a request for proposal now. While both courses of action have their merits, the release of a request for proposal that would allow Coca-

Cola and other potential beverage providers to bid for a large stake in sales on campus would provide the best measure with which to gauge the state of the campus’s negotiating power, according to alliance members. Currently, the only companies with the resources to pay for a contract with the campus are Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Inc. Noor Al-Samarrai covers Berkeley communities.

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From front The text of the measure said the funds would be used “to renovate, expand and make seismic and access improvements” at the four libraries, but does not mention demolition. The group claims that since voters were unaware that the project would include demolitions, the Measure FF funds cannot be used. In the lawsuit, the group challenged both the city’s plans to use Measure FF funds as well as city ordinance that allows the demolition with a use permit rather than a variance. The latter was settled when the city agreed to conduct EIRs on the use permits for the South and West branches, though the rest of the lawsuit is still pending. “The City and CLU agreed to wait until the City Council approves the South and West library projects,” Susan Brandt-Hawley, the attorney representing the Concerned Library Users, said in an email. “If the demolition of the libraries is not approved there would be no violation of Measure FF and the lawsuit would resolve.” Berkeley Public Library Foundation President Elisabeth Watson said an enormous amount of resources have been devoted to responding to legality issues raised in the lawsuit and

concerns about the landmark status of the South branch, adding that she fears delaying the renovations will only complicate the process further. “Some community members are concerned that the project with the other two branches will get built and ... the South and West branches will be left behind,” Watson said. “The group with the lawsuit is saying that this won’t delay things, but the truth is that the longer we wait, the more things can change with construction costs. They tend to get more expensive.” Meanwhile, construction is scheduled to begin this week on the Claremont Branch, which closed April 4, while the North branch will close April 25. According to Watson, the Claremont branch renovations should take about 10 to 12 months and the North branch renovations are expected to be completed within 12 to 16 months. Construction on the West and South branches will not begin until the other two branches are reopened. The City Council is expected to certify the zoning board and commission’s decisions at its next meeting April 26 and hold a public hearing on the matter some time in May.

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Owner of Serendipity Books dies at 72 By Weiru Fang | Staff Both a huge Giants fan and a giant in his own field, Serendipity Books founder and owner Peter Howard died of pancreatic cancer in his home on March 31. He was 72. The fate of Howard’s lifework — the labyrinth-like store teeming with all kinds of books — is still unclear as his family looks to sell the location and inventory. Some potential buyers have expressed interest but nothing has been finalized, one of his daughters said. Howard died among friends and family with the television tuned to the Giants-Dodger opening game after battling cancer for a little over a year. Known as one of the most prominent antiquarian book dealers in the world, Howard originally intended to be an English teacher. As a UC Berkeley graduate student, he worked for his Ph.D. in English for nine years but never finished his dissertation. For the first two years as a graduate student, he taught entry-level English while adding to the campus’s graduate student library, and he quickly realized the latter was his calling. “I think he realized that he had a great talent in that world (of antiquarianism) and maybe not such great tal-

ent in academia,� his daughter Esme Howard said. “He loved it.� Peter Howard then started selling books from his house on Colusa Avenue in 1963. In 1967, he opened his first store on Shattuck Avenue, which later expanded to five storefronts on the same street. He purchased the current location on University Avenue in 1986. Peter Howard’s style for buying rare books was to purchase collections in huge quantities — in this manner, he started to accumulate an enormous inventory, according to his niece Sasha Crehan. The bookstore holds at least one million books with many more stored at a warehouse, longtime friend and colleague Marc Selvaggio said. According to friends and family, Peter Howard was known for his generosity, often selling books on credit for his customers as he saw fit. Some of his colleagues, including Dan Adams and John Crichton — who both own bookstores in California — cited Peter Howard as being influential in starting them onto the antiquarian vocation. “He was very helpful to a good many beginning booksellers, whom he would take under his wing and help out,� Edwin Glaser, owner of Glaser Rare Books in Napa, said. At age 28, Peter Howard became the youngest member at the time to join the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Associa-

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Peter Howard, the owner of Serendipity Books, died of pancreatic cancer. He was a prominent antiquarian book dealer. tion in 1966 and served as the association’s president from 1992 to 1994. His prestige in the trade was exemplified in his renowned biennial open house put on for the past 26 years, attended by rare book dealers from all over the world. Peter Howard is survived by his two daughters, three grandchildren and niece. A private memorial will be held on May 7 in his memory.

REPORT: Changes in tuition, enrollment levels recommended From Page 2 will release his official state budget update May 16. Steve Boilard, director of higher education for the Legislative Analyst’s Office, said the office put together the most realistic options given general funding reduction. “I heard the UC say yesterday that they don’t want to raise tuition or cut enrollment any farther, but what are you going to do if there are another $500 million in cuts?� Boilard said. “We recommend spreading cuts along a range of means, rather than

suck in one group. This includes spokesperson Erik Fallis. “There is Ad Pack Pages decrease fall enrollment, faculty being paid less and students no way to10-NV-D-0248 bgm Size: have 8.5� to x 11� and we would do something paying more.� The report recommends changes in incredibly drastic to get enrollment tuition and enrollment levels, increas- numbers down during spring quarter ing UC tuition by $778 to $11,902 for next year.� UC and CSU officials said they are the 2011-12 academic year and reducing CSU enrollment by 5 percent from still considering whether they will take the level presented in Brown’s state the report into account in their decisions. budget plan. “(The office’s) recommendation “We are already reducing GENERAL enrollOFFICER – NUPOC is ment, with 10,000 fewer students very different from our long-standthan we would have been able to take ing commitment to students,� Fallis under current funding,� said CSU said.


bec’s: Restaurant’s warm atmosphere aims to increase social interaction From Page 3 dining area has been removed — Duperret said the bistro’s atmosphere is designed to promote an exchange of ideas between intellectuals, artists and poets and to encourage social connection. “We wanted to offer a charming place that feels comfortable and that promotes a lot of interaction,� he said, adding that the restaurant’s cozy and energetic environment was inspired by his relationships with friends. At one point during the celebration Friday, Duperret and Polly Armstrong, co-CEO of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, shared a dance during a solo by the saxophonist from the Manny Cruz Latin Jazz Band. Duperret described the BEC’s experience as being “three-dimensional� with drinks, food and a warm atmosphere between people — a place similar to the cafes of the 1960s. Customers can share their poetry with an audience or view local artists’ work. “It is about the experience they have when they arrive, while they

are here and how they feel when they leave,� said Karina Laranjeira, communications liaison for BEC’s. “No matter your age, we want people to come and feel at home.� On Friday, Berkeley resident Harvey Salem sampled the bistro’s “California menu,� which features portobello mushroom Taco Saga, shrimp and French champagne, among other dishes and drinks. “The (Beckett’s) owners served pub food. This is a little more high-end,� Salem said, giving the BEC’s food a “thumbs up.� “This is my second time here since the new owners took over. The space is nice, and the people are friendly.� John Caner, executive director of Downtown Berkeley Association, who said he has been to the restaurant two or three times since it opened, said the bistro is a melding of culture, food and community and is a great meeting space at a midrange price point. “It is taking it to the next level,� Caner said.


Campus faculty member plans to visit North Korea By Courtney Moulds | Staff UC Berkeley faculty member in

the Department of Political Science, Pg. D20 of D31

Darren Zook, recently obtained permission to travel to North Korea for the second time. The Daily Californian reporter Courtney Moulds had the opportunity to speak with him over the phone about his plans for the trip if he is able to get the approval and funding to go.


The Daily Californian: I know that it’s fairly difficult for most Americans to be able to travel to North Korea. So, how is it that you were able

to do this? Darren Zook: Well the first thing you want to do is you want to try to do it legally, so the way it works is you actually have to apply for permission to enter the country and travel in the country, and it’s kind of a long process ... I work through an agency in Beijing which arranges all this for me, and then they come back and say you’ve received permission or what have you. They do some background checks on you and make sure that you’re not secretly trying to enter the (country) with some other ulterior motive in mind. DC: You said North Korea would give you an “amazing educational

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Monday, April 18, 2011

—David Foster Wallace, ‘The Pale King’

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By Derek Sagehorn | Staff


avid Foster Wallace — writer of fiction and non-fiction — is widely known for the novel “Infinite Jest” (which in and of itself is noted for its large size, extensive use of endnotes and discursive, hyper-literate and reflexive prose writing style), and for his 2008 suicide. “The Pale King” is his final — unfinished — novel. The plot involves a group of IRS agents trying to stave off the boredom of processing tax returns before the backdrop of institutional change. The cast of characters includes IRS agent Chris Fogle, intimidating beauty Meredith Rand and metafictious device/IRS examiner David Wallace. Now that I have fulfilled the obligations of the reviewer/review reader contract, I’d like to jump into a little refresher from English 45A. I wish to warn you, dear reader, of two pitfalls. Because the release of “The Pale King” has galvanized so much hype, readings of it are preternaturally vulnerable to the definitive no-nos of New Criticism: the Intentional and Affective Fallacy. Literary criticism often suffers from the Intentional Fallacy: a bio-centric lens that makes understanding the text contingent on knowledge of the author. Witness, for example, the conflation of Phillip Roth with his licentious Nathan Zuckerman. However, the morbid and depressing circumstances surrounding this particular book’s publication would have the aforementioned New Critics at Defcon 3. One needs only peruse the customer reviews of for these speculative types of reading: “A life lived is light too in contrast to the epochal march. What came before, the now and what is future days converged on Wallace and there was nothing but the noose, the fatalistic joining with absolutism. Death, a singular death, is a trifle.” Even a well-meaning reader could treat “The Pale King” as an overwritten, unfinished suicide note. Or the reader could make seemingly profound, terribly cliched pronouncements linking the death to the

Goodbye book, like those of novelist (and one of Wallace’s best friends) Jonathan Franzen: “If he’d finished it, I think he’d be alive today.” Equally as tempting is the urge to testify to “The Pale King”’s emotional effect on the reader as a valid criticism — to invoke the aforementioned Affective Fallacy. There is a growing feeling among Wallace fanboys that he was a sort of secular saint, a writer who offers moral counsel through fiction. Of course, Wallace’s writing fundamentally changed my view of the world, its people and the deep-seated and unspoken pain that afflicts so many of us; and moreover “The Pale King” made me laugh and weep over and over again. Yet the book’s emotional effect on me is inconsequential to book’s value and message. What readers of “The Pale King” must do is acknowledge the book’s incompleteness — and implicitly, Wallace’s humanity and the attendant shortcomings. Yet this incompleteness is rather strange. The book lacks an ending, but that appears to be a conscious decision by Wallace. Instead, the truncated feel manifests itself in the roughness of a first draft in parts, and a desire for more flesh in others. Through the Notes and Asides at the end, it is apparent that Wallace sought to write more scenes and fill in a few characters. It is frustrating to be left in the lurch over these people, not because their fates are uncertain, but simply because Wallace is so adept at creating a connection and empathy between reader and character that the missing details feel especially acute. Chris Fogle and Meredith Rand are so wonderfully drawn that they leave you aching for more — bringing home the subtitle’s warning of “an unfinished novel.” The second part of that subtitle, however, I do take issue with. “The Pale King” is not a novel, as it stretches too many narrative boundaries to fulfill

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those requirements (and the patience of the reader). At times the endless jargonized chatter and painful recitations of family misery invite boredom. However, Wallace is matching form to content: The theme of the book set in an IRS office is, of course, boredom itself. “The Pale King” asks its readers to pay as much attention to detail as these tax examiners. It’s an imperative for paying attention, one that is elegantly performed and inscribed in Wallace’s circling writing style.

Much fuss has been made about that style in that it is highly polarizing. Charges leveled at Wallace are the sins of pretense and of being “too clever.” He’s even been called an ironist and overly earnest in the same sentence (you can thank Bret Easton Ellis for that head-scratcher). It’s a tragic irony in itself that Wallace’s writing, so concerned with empathy and (especially in “The Pale King”) tapping into the provincial insecurities of the human ego, is dismissed for causing people to feel insecure about their own intellect and seriousness. The truth is that David Foster Wallace and his seeming opposites, minimalists Raymond Carver and Ann Beattie, have a lot in common. Chew on that one! But I think the stylistic difficulties of “The Pale King” are the least damning, most rewarding aspect of the pain that comes attached to this particular book. There is something rewarding — and even redemptive — of trudging out the dictionary, re-reading passages and placing your faith in the author — even if he’s dead.

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The Daily Californian Arts & entertainment

Monday, April 18, 2011



Sarah Silverman combines comic and crude charm at Zellerbach


Last Monday at Zellerbach Audtiorium, Sarah Silverman —as expected — shared personal anecdotes with equal parts innocent, vulgar and controversial content matter. By Amelia Taylor-Hochberg | Staff


ccording to Chelsea Peretti, the comic who opened for Sarah Silverman at Zellerbach Auditorium last Monday, friendship is a boring conversation you have while looking someone in the eye. Held to this standard, the stand-up comic is definitely not your friend. The relationship between comic and audience is a bit odd: The latter barters money for

laughter, presented in a pre-packaged “spontaneous” form. Peretti, who has written for the Village Voice and gueststarred on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” presented a strong personality onstage, but never seemed to win the audience’s trust: The personality was too honed to achieve that spontaneity, too well-rehearsed to be charming. And then out marched Sarah Silverman, sidling in front of the microphone as naturally as a fish in water. Dressed in a short denim skirt, heels and a leather jacket, she waited for the

audience to settle and took her time with the first joke. As if recalling the memory for the first time, she chose her words slowly as she described innocent childhood showers shared with her mother. In deliberate pantomime, she mimicked water dripping off Mrs. Silverman’s pubic hair and onto toddler Sarah, looking lovingly up at her mother, as adult Sarah narrated this moment of singular, immaculate happiness. Silverman was serene and composed throughout her act, her delivery attuned to the audience’s reaction and

expectations, reflexively capitalizing on them. She wasn’t so much delivering a comedy-monologue as holding a fully dramatized conversation with herself. So when her material turned bluer — revelations that “the Blacks” killed Jesus, or the description of the poetic scent of her 17-year-old dog’s anus — there wasn’t any animosity to the jokes. The sweet Jewish girl who mimefucked the comedy stool is just playing with what has gotten her laughs this far. This strategy seems to be working, with a writing stint at Saturday Night

Live, starring in a feature-length film, “Jesus is Magic,” and a bestselling collection of humor essays, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee.” The content of the jokes, no matter how controversial, seemed secondary to the woman telling them. Silverman charmed the audience in spite of the latent shame they may have felt for giggling at her humor: Regardless of how we justify our sense of humor, we may end up in stitches despite ourselves. Silverman’s non-topical and stereotype-laden routine was at once personal (explaining compulsive post-coital verbal ticks) and general, as it so often included blanket statements on race or religion. But as situationally absurdist comedy gains popularity, in the forms of Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin or even “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” a woman talking about herself onstage may seem quaint. Silverman’s performance was never boring and ultimately endearing, a beguiling mismatch of content and appearance. For a portion of her routine, Silverman opened herself up to audience questions. In a crowd rife with middle-aged Berkeley couples, the interrogation was pretty tame, but Silverman managed to answer the questions with the same composure and anecdotes. Some answers stemmed from preexisting material that she found an opening for and experimented with in a somewhat impulsive format. But it still felt like cheating to hear the same joke again, delivered totally off-the-cuff and naturally. It was a reminder that despite Silverman’s charm, the comic is a performer — not your friend.


Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ traps audiences in interactive hell By Hannah Jewell | Senior Staff


itting through American Conservatory Theater’s latest offering is like sitting through hell. Fortunately, this is “No Exit,” and that’s the whole point. This classic existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre depicts the author’s dark vision of the underworld. And this production, created by the Virtual Stage and Electric Company Theatre, is a little more hellish than most (in a very good way). “No Exit” (entitled “Huis Clos” in the original French) is the story of three deceased characters who end up together in the underworld, which, according to Sartre, is a little hotel room with no windows, no mirrors, a locked door and some bad company. First we have Cradeau (Andy Thompson), a journalist shot dead by a firing squad for fleeing service in World War II; then Inez (Laara Sadiq), a cruel and manipulative lesbian; and finally, Estelle (Lucia Frangione), a vain, gold-digging woman. This play’s most famous line may ring a bell: “Hell is other people.” Perhaps it has drifted into your mind during a tedious discussion section or at a particularly awkward party. In “No Exit,” each character is the others’ torturer — together, they both suffer through and perpetuate their own hell. To create the full effect of these characters’ entrapment, director Kim Collier has shut up her players quite literally in the closed box of a hotel room just offstage. Though every now and then we catch a moving shadow under the door — or watch it shake as those within try desperately to get out — the characters are essentially cut off from the audience. Instead, three projections fill the stage with a live video feed from within. In the script, each person has his or her own chair, but in this version they also have their own cameras — along with a few other hidden cameras that the editors will cut to at key points in the action. So if the actors are locked away behind the scenes, what remains onstage? For one thing, a generous amount of (harmless) smoke, which seeps into every corner of the theater like an ominous fog, enveloping the audience. This smoke creates a veil over which the Valet (Jonathon Young), who remains onstage and in

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A.C.T’s latest production, “No Exit,” is an exercise in cross-media. The play utilizes both the stage and live video feeds, also soliciting the audience’s participation. plain view, will shine his flashlight. In the original play, the Valet character appears only briefly onstage, to lead the victims to their fate. In this version, he has the stage to himself, and an entire story — and hell — of his own. Wandering about the dungeonlike stage, over catwalks, through aisles and onto balconies, he occasionally tries to make contact with the audience. Of course, he is trapped within

the written dialogue of the play, so he must communicate through written signs. “Help me,” reads one. Following the phone-in orders of his absent uncle, the Valet reluctantly performs his duties. In his character — whose extended role was written by the actor himself — we see a glimpse of Sartre’s Nazi-occupied France and the battle between collaborators and the resistance. The Valet is something

of a puppet master, monitoring and messing with the action in the room. Yet he has moments of subversion, as he tries to enlist the help of the audience to free him and the other captives from their parallel hells. Young’s performance in the role he created is transfixing, yet it does not distract from the action portrayed on the screens. The play is therefore “interactive”

without the corniness that the word usually implies, and it successfully incorporates multimedia without it overtaking the unsettling beauty of the text. The production is truly something to behold, a chilling foray into an existential hell where one’s actions define one’s whole morality, and all are guilty of their guilty deeds. Hannah Jewell is the lead theater critic.


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Monday, April 18, 2011


A raging Titus Andronicus strike the right chord

zook: Trip to North Korea will allow faculty member to observe daily life From Page 5

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At their April 13th show at Oakland’s the New Parish, Titus Andronicus put on a history lesson cum punk extravaganza that meshed higher-learning with gut-appealing. By Zachary Ritter | Staff


itus Andronicus is a band with one foot in the past and the other on your throat. On their debut album The Airing of the Grievances, they combined hardcharging, whiskey-soaked punk with history-wonk references to postwar existentialism and 16th-century Flemish printmaker Pieter Brueghel. Their stunning 2010 concept album, The Monitor, was an elaborate extended metaphor, using the American Civil War as a thematic stand-in for contemporary selfloathing and rage. They’ve got brains and balls, something to say and a pissed-off, gravelthroated voice with which to say it. In a way, they’re like a militant version of the Decemberists — they’ve got the same nerdy obsession with historical detail, but combine it with a seismic fury that makes them infinitely more electrifying. Last Wednesday, April 13th, was the 150th anniversary of the

firing on Fort Sumter. It was also, appropriately enough, the date of Titus’ appearance at the New Parish in Oakland. Like a classic punk rock number, the set was tight and fast, and it was brutal and explosive as a blast of rebel artillery. Soon after taking the stage, frontman Patrick Stickles promised to “dispense with the pleasantries,” and immediately launched into “Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, NJ,” the first track from Grievances. Over the course of the set, he and his band galloped through all the standouts from both their albums, while still managing to fit in a kickass Ramones cover at the end. There was no banter, no encore and no bullshit. Titus spent the hour blazing away at the audience like a cannon volley, while the crowd absorbed their fire and hurled it right back, chanting, moshing and crowd surfing with furious abandon. Beyond the band’s energy, it was the audience that truly made Wednesday’s experience complete. The crowd was made up almost exclusively of die-hards — people

who weren’t averse to shouting themselves hoarse right along with Stickles or to getting banged up a bit in a raging maelstrom of ferocious (but fraternal!) moshing. They were also, perhaps unsurprisingly, overwhelmingly male. The ratio of men to women at the show was about 5:1, which probably reflects Titus’ fanbase as a whole — unfortunately, because there’s nothing particularly gendered about Stickles’ heartfelt, angry-poet songwriting. Punk rock can sometimes be a bit of a boys’ club, but it’s likely that, as they continue to achieve mainstream(ish) success, Titus Andronicus will eventually start drawing broader and more diverse crowds. It’s also worth noting that the night’s opening act — Infantree — was damn good. Their brand of melodic, blues-influenced indie rock stood out in sharp contrast to the unsparing vehemence delivered by Titus, but it served as a pleasant warm-up to the main event, a sort of calm before Titus’ storm. Infantree can piece together an impressive

three-part harmony, and their lead guitarist’s got both remarkable technical chops and soul, which is a rare combination. Throughout his set, Stickles kept mentioning how he had to keep things brief, since Lauryn Hill was dropping in for a surprise concert at midnight. This announcement was always greeted with a chorus of defiant boos from the crowd — with all due respect to Ms. Hill, there was something glorious about those boos. Stickles may be taciturn, but he’s still a showman and knows how to work a crowd. By emphasizing the disruption caused by the arrival of a big-league chart and Grammy champion, he was cementing the communal solidarity and sense of embattlement that characterizes both his songs and the people who love them. “It’s still us against them and they’re winning” is the refrain from The Monitor’s “Four Score and Seven.” On Wednesday night at the New Parish, everyone knew what that meant, and everyone was a part of that “us.”

experience.” What do you mean? DZ: Well first of all, when you’re just in North Korea, and you can observe how everyday life is lived and you can watch people going about their daily business, you get a very different perspective than what you normally get if you just were to read political analyses of things going on in North Korea or simply watching news footage. You’re going to get usually an emphasis on what the leadership is doing; you’ll probably get stock images of things like military parades. But if you’re actually in North Korea and you have the chance to talk to people who live in North Korea, you get a very different perspective of day-today life that’s quite different than the way North Korea’s often depicted outside of North Korea ... It’s educational for me to be in North Korea and to be able to see it and interact with people who are living that life. It’s also educational in the sense that I can bring all that back with me and turn it into new lectures. I’ve given talks around the country about my time in North Korea from my last trip, and people just say ‘this is a side of North Korea we’ve never heard of.’ DC: Could you explain what the researching project — I mean to the extent that it is a researching project — will be like in North Korea once you get there? DZ: Well again you can’t really do formal research in North Korea, so it will be mostly just observation in places that most foreigners don’t get to go. The northeastern part of the country has been off-limits for a long time. There is a special economic zone in that part of the country that I’d also like to visit where there’s a lot of — well it was designed to invite a lot of foreign investment. It hasn’t quite been a success but at least it’s still there. So I’m hoping to be able to gain access to that to see what it looks like, how people that may be working there, what their experience is, what their thoughts are on why it’s not working the way it’s supposed to work. And the flip side of it is if I get the opportunity to go across the border and go into Vladivostok (Russia), there’s a lot of research in countries around the world about migrant labor and the difficulties migrant labor faces, but there’s almost nothing on migrant North Korean workers and how that is just completely exceptional to the way other migrant workers travel and go around the world.



t all started with a French horn for Robert Perlick-Molinari. After leaving his spot as first chair French horn player in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, he and his brother David, a computer sound engineer, created the synth-pop duo, French Horn Rebellion. Currently touring with Yelle, they just released their debut LP, The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion, and as promised in the name of their album, the music is indeed infinite. The album starts off as a flirtation with the listener, seducing whoever is willing to partake in the electro-disco party for which the brothers provide


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udging from the first two tracks, Panda Bear’s Tomboy sets high expectations. But to listen to the Lisbon-based musician, whose signature sound recalls that of the Beach Boys (a reference so many reviews of the artist find difficult to escape) is to inevitably compare Noah Lennox’s latest work with his previous releases. Whereas the artist’s last album utilized repetition with intent to massage, Tomboy indulges in a lackluster reiteration to the point of regurgitation. Better known as a founding member of Animal Collective, Lennox employs an electronic style noteworthy for its blended harmonies. The artist’s solo career

reached its pinnacle with the critically-acclaimed release of Person Pitch in 2007, an album marked by swelling crescendos and churchchoir purity. A similar sound survives in Lennox’s Tomboy, save for a key component: soul. With this release, Lennox seems more concerned with expanding the confines of his trademark sound. Sampling and genrehopping characterize Tomboy, making for an inconsistent album concerned with experimentation more than overall cohesion. While Person Pitch’s repetition lent itself to a stirring and immersive experience, Tomboy lacks that clearly constructed mood, proving more general in breadth and shallow in depth. The album remains unpolished, much like an artist’s rough models, prematurely snatched from the drawing board and released as a finished work — yet this was Lennox’s final cut. Like a son living under the shadow of his father’s singular reputation, Tomboy pales in comparison to Person Pitch. It bears the qualities that made the latter so unparalleled; if only Tomboy had come first, perhaps it might have made a more lasting impression. —Liz Mak

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Darren Zook, UC Berkeley faculty member in the Department of Political Science, is hoping to travel to North Korea soon.

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the soundtrack. With a delightful combination of synthesizers and soft falsettos a la Prince, French Horn Rebellion whisper in your ear, inviting you to dance with them and stay “up all night.” But give the album a couple of songs to prove your first assumptions wrong: This isn’t just a dance club mix, this is a cosmic-exploration of the twosome’s musical limits. They experiment unabashedly with pitches, developing a supposed - but not totally obvious - story about a French horn player. Songs become indistinguishable, losing their catchy hooks in a haze of cacophonous techno beats and French horn riffing. The fine lines of song structure begin to dissolve with the constant manipulation of musical scales, causing a few tracks to sound a little out of place. As the “story” develops, it appears to be an emotional journey only coherent to FHR. The musical frontier they explore is unbounded, yet this freedom of range allows FHR to float a little too far off into space. Listeners will either appreciate the brave musical experimentation or wonder if they’re at the wrong dance party. —Dominique Brillon

The Daily Californian Sports & legals

Monday, April 18, 2011

w. tennis

Juricova shines but Card drops Cal


Baseball: Late defense preserves lead From back

end the inning. reliever/midweek starter Kevin Miller. Shortstop Marcus Semien took a The wheels looked like they were fallpitch to left for a solo shot in the top of Mn^l]Zr%CZgnZkr++%+))1 ing off the bus when Miller came in to Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg the ninth, putting the Bears up 4-2. By;460;B2><82B?DII;4B Seung Y. Lee | Staff immediately give up a hit to designated That insurance run became the winning hitter Brendan Gardner-Young. run by the bottom of the frame. But clinging to a 3-1 lead, Calâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bull Miller came in to seal the win, but was pen and defense, two areas that have pulled after giving up a single to shortstop After misplacing an easy shot really made the difference this season, Jacob Lamb. Freshman Kyle Porter did during the second set on Saturday, came through. no better, surrendering a double to third Jana Juricova threw her racket to As Gardner-Young sprinted to first baseman Troy Scott. With runners on the floor. 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Freshman Anett Schutting made a Mari Andersson in the front two was only leading on one court. last-gasp comeback against No. 15 Juricova lost her first set, 6-1, to singles courts snatched points from Barte in large part due to her inabil- Nicole Gibbs late in the second set the Cardinal. The Bears were again at a disad- ity to get the ball over the net. After a but ultimately lost, giving the matchvantage from the start Saturday after lengthy conversation with Augustus clinching point to the Cardinal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are still looking at the right losing the doubles point. Following a in the locker room, Juricova came split on the back two courts, the No. back in the second set much more mix at the bottom four courts in our 1 duo of Juricova and Andersson assertive and comfortable with her lineup,â&#x20AC;? Cal coach Amanda Augustus failed to complete their comeback shots and positioning. She came said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just converting and getting the sets. 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Right when they came out in the first quarter, it was just hammer, hammer, hammer. Basically, like we were playing water polo under water.” —Kelly Mendoza, Cal freshman on Stanford’s defense during Saturday’s Big Splash

Monday, April 18, 2011 •

Weekend Recap:

baseball: at Washington W 4- 3

rugby: at UC Santa Cruz W 87 - 24

Anderson puts down Huskies By Katie Dowd | Senior Staff

Quick Look: Cal 4, Washington 3

L 8-5

W 5-2

rugby |


w. polo: vs. Stanford

softball: vs. Oregon


Bears get hat trick from Coleman, slug Santa Cruz By Christina Jones Senior Staff

d. anderson: win, 7 ip, 2 er, 6 k c. krist: 3-4, 2 2b, r, rbi Last June, Dixon Anderson was drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Orioles. On Sunday, as he stood on the mound for the No. 16 Cal baseball team, he must have remembered why he rejected big money for a chance at another go-round with the Bears. It took Washington seven full innings to get two hits off Anderson, who earned his first Pac-10 win of the year as the Bears completed their sweep of the Huskies with a 4-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Husky Ballpark. With the win, Cal (23-9, 9-3 in the Pac-10) maintains its hold on second place in the conference, behind only 27-7 Oregon State. The game shook a bit of a slump for Anderson. He came into the contest with a 6.91 ERA in three conference starts, and batters were teeing off him to the tune of .357. But woeful Washington (10-23, 2-7) could be an antidote for anyone. The Huskies came into the contest batting .183 as a team in Pac-10 games — unsurprisingly the worst in the conference — and they were no match for Anderson’s lively fastball. He came out firing, striking out three of his first five batters. Washington didn’t get a hit until the third inning and it took five more innings to get another one. After sailing through 6-2 and 8-2 victories on Friday and Saturday, though, matters got considerably more dicey for the Bears in the last two frames of the final contest. Anderson retired 14 straight batters before the Huskies started to figure him out. Back-to-back singles and a walk left the bases loaded with no outs for

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Cal shortstop Marus Semien hit his team-leading fourth home run on Sunday.

W 87-24

When people speak of the New York native on the Cal rugby team, sophomore Seamus Kelly’s name is usually on their lips. On Sunday it was lock Patrick Coleman who made a name for himself. The freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., logged his first collegiate hat trick in the Bears’ 87-24 victory over UC Santa Cruz. After a dormant winter, Coleman, a high school teammate of Kelly’s, shined on Cal’s mostly frosh-soph side in Santa Cruz, Calif. “Coleman definitely stood out,” match-day captain Jose Peña said. “He took leadership in the forwards ... He was talking a lot to the pack, and that was helping me out.” He wasn’t the only one to take a giant leap forward in the Bears’ pummeling of the Slugs. The Cal squad that featured 14 underclassmen starters made a strong resurgence after struggling in its past two contests against Sierra College and Santa Rosa Junior College. The Bears (23-0, 6-0 in the CPD) dotted 13 tries on Santa Cruz in their highest scoring underclassmen game of the year. The two teams exchanged converted tries in the first seven minutes, then Cal quickly countered with two additional scores to take a 21-7 lead. The Slugs (4-4) cut into the deficit with a penalty kick, but they did not hang around for long. The Bears proceeded with six unanswered scores. “At first, people were a lot more quiet, it was like butterflies in the stomach,” Peña said. “At

the end, we started to get the nitty gritty stuff together ... We were able to just fix that because of the communication we had.” Santa Cruz scrapped for two more tries toward the end of the game, but Cal wasn’t going to cruise until the final whistle blew either. Coleman responded with his third try, and his teammates tacked on three more for the 63-point victory. The young Bears’ commendable performance could not have come at a better time. With the postseason beginning on May 7 and the 23-man roster not officially set, some underclassmen made their case for playing time in more consequential games. Fullback Josh Tucker talked earlier in the week about the need to “put on a clinic” in this game to make a statement to the coaches. The sophomore made the most of his start on Sunday, finding the try zone twice. Sophomore Brad Harrington, who put the game’s first points on the board, caught the eye of his captain. The center played a key role in facilitating many of Cal’s tries, according to Peña. The players said they were pleased they took a step forward as a unit, but have yet to equal their execution from an 85-0 victory over Cal Maritime on Feb. 9. “I don’t think we’re back at that form yet,” Coleman said. “That game, we played really well. Not too many mistakes, still making too many mistakes right now.” Santa Cruz made the Bears pay for its miscues, scoring two of its three tries off interceptions. Luckily for Cal, its offense was able to more than compensate for the mistakes. The underclassmen have one reserve grade match remaining next weekend. Christina Jones covers rugby.

w. polo

Disastrous first quarter dooms Bears in Big Splash By Ed Yevelev | Senior Staff Stanford’s message at Spieker Aquatics Complex was loud and clear. History can wait. Second-ranked Cal entered Saturday evening’s Big Splash eyeing a top MPSF tournament seed and the school’s firstever No. 1 ranking in the NCAA era. Yet, the Bears found themselves playing catch-up all game long, never fully recovering from a first-quarter belly-flop in the 8-5 home loss. Meanwhile, No. 1 Stanford (22-0, 6-0 in the MPSF) continued its dominance of the Bears and the conference. The Cardinal notched a 30th consecutive victory in the cross-bay rivalry and moved one win away from an undefeated regular season. “Our plan was to come out hard ... show them that we’re at home and that we can really beat them,” driver Breda Vosters said. “And that kind of went awry a little bit.” Her comment was ever the understatement, as Stanford stormed out to a commanding 5-0 first period lead. After Cardinal driver Kaley Dodson opened the floodgates with a timely rebound shot, four of her teammates beat Bears goalie Stephanie Peckham. “On offense, we just had good spac-

Quick Look: Stanford 8, Cal 5 b. vosters: 3 goals s. peckham: 12 saves postgame reactions from Check See Cal’s Ashley Young and Kelly Online Mendoza after Saturday’s loss.

ing, good visions and made some very good decisions,” Stanford coach John Tanner said. “That really gave us confidence. (The Bears have) been playing great, so we’re pleased to go over here and get off to a good start.” As its opponent fired on all cylinders, Cal (21-4, 6-1) could do little to respond initially. Unable to contain the Cardinal’s shooters, the Bears missed their first seven attempts, with many careening off the posts or crossbar. Richard Corso’s club would get back on track thanks to Vosters, who finished with a game-high three goals. The sophomore from Winnipeg, Manitoba, finally put her team on the board with 47 ticks left in the first quarter. She struck again in the second period, and a nifty backhand from freshman Ashley Young sliced Stanford’s edge to eugene lau/staff

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Cal junior driver Emily Csikos looks for a shot against Stanford’s Kim Krueger. Csikos was held scoreless in the Big Splash.

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