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Controversy surrounds appointment of UC regent By Jordan Bach-Lombardo Senior Staff jbachlombardo@dailycal.org

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UC regent appointee David Crane is facing opposition to his confirmation, in part because of a controversial op-ed he wrote.

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David Crane rides BART and runs to catch the bus. He is a registered Democrat. He worked almost 25 years at a multibillion dollar investment firm. And since former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to the UC Board of Regents in late December, Crane has become one of the most controversial appointees to the board in recent memory, with petitions circulating against his approval due to perceptions of his stance on collective bargaining in the public sector. The University of California faces significant obstacles in the coming years and Crane knows it. But as debate rages on in Sacramento and across the state, it remains to be seen whether his opinions will become commonplace in the discourse that will shape the UC’s future for the next 12 years. Crane identifies one major source for the university’s funding woes — the state. “When the state Legislature 30 years ago was providing 30 percent of UC’s funding and 10 years ago 21 percent of

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UC’s funding, and now they’re down to 11 percent of UC’s funding, even though state revenues have risen sharply in those 30 years, then at whom should the finger be pointed?” he asked. “(The UC) is becoming a public university in name only, because the public is going away as a funding source.” The university faces at least a $500 million reduction in state funding for the next fiscal year. The cut is but the latest in a trend that has seen state funding for the UC plummet by over 50 percent in the last two decades — a trend that Crane, who worked closely on state budget issues as Schwarzenegger’s adviser, says has no prospect of reversing soon. But to address the drop in funds, UC leaders must truly understand the problem before them, he said. “Sometimes I feel like people are acting as if these problems don’t exist, as if people can magically say, ‘We can have it all, and you can raise wages for people working there and lower tuition for people and don’t worry about the state giving you more money,’” he said. “I think people aren’t paying attention to the math.” To navigate this funding gap, Crane considers finding alternative revenue streams — rather than focusing on

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Gardening As Berkeley waits on passing cellphone sales guidelines, some fear potential health risks organizer aims to unify community

Speech will be focus of program for new admits

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The “Laurence of Berkeley” today is actually the second. The title was passed to Laurence Schechtman — a self-described anarcho-syndicalist and prominent community activist — about 30 years ago. Schechtman is a longtime Berkeley activist. He moved to the city in 1964 after a particularly shy friend told him about his participation in protests and demonstrations. “‘If Berkeley has done that to you, I’m coming,’” Schechtman recalled telling his friend. His resume is lengthy: He has spent many years involved in food co-operatives and progressive politics. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley. “(Berkeley) was the most amazing place in those days,” he said. “(But) right from the beginning, my preference was community building rather than protest.” His gardening kick began in the early 1990s, when he asked students in a class at the Berkeley Adult School to help him plant a garden in the empty lot next to his house on Virginia Street. “If you come on down and help me plant my garden, I’ll cook you a pot of spaghetti,” he said he told the students, adding that 10 people showed up. In 2006, he cofounded the Berkeley Progressive Alliance, a group aimed at unifying progressive groups around the city in support of candidates. This was also the end of his political activism to date.

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As buzz regarding the potential health effects of cellphones rapidly builds across the nation, the city of Berkeley’s possible move toward new guidelines for phone sales is slowing. Originally looking to follow in the footsteps of San Francisco — the first city in the nation to pass an ordinance in June last year requiring cellphone retailers to display the level of radiation emitted by each phone it sells — the Berkeley City Council decided in December to draft an ordinance that would mandate a similar disclosure for cellphone sales in the city. The council had planned to vote on it in the following months. But now, San Francisco’s ordinance — initially set to take effect in February — has been challenged by CTIA-The Wireless Association, the organization that represents the cellphone industry. As San Francisco works to revise its legislation, Berkeley has decided to wait before taking any further steps. “It doesn’t make sense to invite a lawsuit against the city of Berkeley unnecessarily,” said Councilmember Kriss Worthington. “We have enough financial problems … we will get the answer pretty soon without spending any money.” While the city awaits the changes by its neighbor across the bay, some worry that cellphone users could be putting themselves at risk. “The cellphone industry is not being forthright with what’s really going on with cellphones — they’re hiding the safety information inside the package manual,” said Ellie Marks, director of government and public affairs for the Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit

that wireless devices, within the limits established by the Federal Communications Commission, do not pose a public health risk or cause any adverse health effects,” said John Walls, CTIA-The Wireless Association vice president of public affairs, in a statement. However, Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, said there is not enough research to definitively determine anything specific. Based on the results of some studies, Moskowitz said it seems­ that there is a connection between cellphone usage and certain kinds

Incoming freshmen and transfer students next fall will be able to contribute to a sort of Google Maps for speech as part of “Voices of Berkeley” — the theme for next fall’s On the Same Page program, which will seek to provide an introduction to the linguistic diversity of UC Berkeley. Each year, after students submit their statements of intent to register in the College of Letters and Science, they are sent welcome packs which include something from the On the Same Page program, which aims to help students engage in something together with the idea that by the time they come to campus, they will already realize they have something in common. When the program began in 2006, students were given a book by Stephen Hawking; and last year’s program included a DNA testing kit, which proved to be very controversial. In this year’s program, announced online Wednesday, students will have the opportunity to submit a short voice sample and have their speech patterns linked to their hometowns on an online map, on which participants will be able to look up what people from different locations sound like. “We’re really excited (about the program), as our students come here with heritage languages and accents, and then they can come here and learn over 60 languages,” said Alix Schwartz, the program’s coordinator. “(Language) is an aspect of diversity we don’t often explore, but it’s all around us.”

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Studies indicate a possible connection between cellphone usage and brain tumors. research and educational organization that worked with the city of San Francisco to implement its legislation. That safety information is the specific absorption rate — a measure of how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the body — which is usually found in manuals that customers receive upon purchasing cellphones. If the San Francisco ordinance had been implemented, that number would have been displayed in stores near phones for sale. But what the detrimental health effects from cellphones are — or whether they even exist — remains unclear. “The peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated


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quired by the bill. However, the third-to-last senate By J.D. Morris | Staff In her addressMa^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg to the senate at that meeting was not actually until this ;460;B2><82B?DII;4B jmorris@dailycal.org meeting, Tang said fundraising had past Wednesday, though the final sen-

New Store Operations Board member approved Hedy Chen, a sophomore majoring in business administration and political science, was unanimously approved by members of the ASUC Senate Wednesday night to replace current board chair Yishi Zuo as one of two undergraduate representatives on the ASUC Store Operations Board. Chen was first nominated by ASUC President Noah Stern ...

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New Parking and Transportation head appointed Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services Ron Coley announced in a campuswide email Tuesday that Seamus Wilmot has been appointed as the director of Parking and Transportation. Wilmot, who began serving as in-

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been inhibited by several factors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ate meeting scheduled for May 4 will including members of her staff who likely be canceled due to the fact that it The future of the ASUC Arts and stepped down â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and asked for anoth- would take place during the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creativity Fund has remained a source er week to continue her efforts, which Reading, Recitation and Review week of contention over the last two weeks include meeting with Executive Vice before finals. as Academic Affairs Vice President Chancellor and Provost George BreStill, several senators have mainViola Tang and several ASUC senators slauer to discuss possible ways he can tained that the fund is dead. CalSERVE have continued to offer conflicting in- monetarily support the fund. Senator Kenny Gong said the issue terpretations of the senate bill that creTang has already committed her sti- may not be completely resolved before ated the fund. pend to the fund. the current senate finishes its term. Established last semester after After Tangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abrupt departure from â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my mind, I can see (the fund) lengthy debate on the senate floor, the the meeting, Pham and other senators technically being dead, but because I fund aims to give money to students in concluded that Tang had not met the think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really amazing initiative, I ?7>=4).*)&.-1&1,))50G).*)&1-2&+1),4<08;)e^`Zel9]Zber\Ze'hk` theIhlmrhnk:eZf^]Z<hngmrE^`Zelpbmanl' arts â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in addition to the five grants fundraising requirements established can see the energy being put to make it already established in Tangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the bill and that the fund would be sustainable,â&#x20AC;? Gong said. and exists under the condition that it automatically stricken from the bylaws Tang did not attend this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustains itself on fundraising. as a result â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a thought left unchal- meeting to provide an update on the According to the bill, Tang would lenged by any other members of the fund, though she said she is continuappear before the senate at its third- senate at that time. ing to work on it. to-last meeting and present an update But Tang said the senate would need Student Action Senator Michael on the fund and her progress to secure to conduct a review of the grant first Bloch said the bill was written with sustainable sources of funding. before officially removing it, though the intention that it would be removed â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the AAVP office is unsuccessful she said the decision rests with the from the bylaws if Tangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office failed to in their fundraising efforts, this title senate in the end. establish sustainable funding in time shall be removed from the ASUC byâ&#x20AC;&#x153;If they decide that they want to just for the deadline. laws,â&#x20AC;? the bill states. kill it because they interpret the bill I â&#x20AC;&#x153;She can disagree with it as much as Prior to the April 13 senate meet- wrote in that way, the senate is the one she wants, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it is,â&#x20AC;? Bloch ing, Student Action Senator Brandon that has a vote,â&#x20AC;? Tang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not the said. J.D. Morris is the lead student Pham informed Tang that the time had one who can decide how they want to government reporter. come for her to provide the update re- do it.â&#x20AC;?

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y parents used to call me the “monster in the blonde wig” because I was a raging, angry, lunatic child with a wildly curly nest of platinum blonde hair. I don’t exactly remember what there was to be so upset about before the age of 5 (at which point you start worrying about real problems like who to sleep next to during naptime). Maybe my pacifiers just weren’t as cool as all the other girls’ in my Mommy and Me class. Regardless of the reason, I would constantly throw huge tantrums, during which I would run ceaselessly around my house screaming and crying like the world was about to come to an end. My parents tried everything to help me, but the flow of my salty tears refused to surrender. One magical day, however, my throat was dry and scratchy from a screaming fit. I looked around for something to quench my thirst and found a cup of Nesquik chocolate milk next to my bed. I took a sip and prepared to resume my wailing, but something strange happened. I couldn’t scream. I couldn’t cry. All that my mind could focus on was the milk — I wanted more! I was swimming in the joy of that creamy, sweet chocolate milk. And to this very day, food is my greatest source of comfort, my medicine to every ailment. From that point on, food became a powerful source of happiness and escape in my life. There are few things that possess this miraculous ability to make a bad day good, or turn my frown upside down, even if only for a moment. There are certain foods that just have the ability to always make me smile. No matter what the problem, I know that those familiar flavors will temporarily relieve me from my troubles. My favorite happinessinducing food is my most precious guilty pleasure. Before I came to Berkeley, I would buy tubes of Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough and bake half of it, so people didn’t discover my true motive. I would leave the cookies for the rest of my family and sneak the remaining dough back into my room, where the dough and I could avoid my problems in peace and quiet. ven though this did the trick, Berkeley has taken my ultimate comfort food to a whole new level — both better-tasting and far more socially acceptable. Yogurt Park’s cookie dough topping is heaven in a cup. The cookie dough bites that grace the topping bars of most yogurt places are powdery, flavorless and, quite honestly, pretty gross. However, Yogurt Park’s cookie dough topping is the furthest thing from that embarrassing substitute. It tastes just like Nestle’s chocolate chip, and there’s no skimping when it comes to portion. A small vanilla yogurt with cookie dough on top is the best choice, as it is the ideal ratio of roughly two parts yogurt to one part gooey perfection.

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he other food group guaranteed to put a smile on my face is the kind that triggers memories of my childhood. My lovely grandparents live in New Orleans, my favorite place in the world. My grandmother, who understands the magical powers of food better than anyone I know, has been quelling my tears with fried chicken, biscuits and mac and cheese for years. To this day, the comforting flavors of Southern food mixed with the nostalgia it triggers make it my morphine of the food world. My spot for a Southern fix in Berkeley is Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen on Shattuck Avenue, a restaurant that puts an upscale twist on down-home food. The environment of the restaurant is quaint and charming, with wooden tables and brick walls. The tables are covered with newspaper and the food is presented simply, but the understated presentation is no indicator of the mouthwatering flavors that are about to hit your mouth. My absolute go-to dish is the buttermilk fried chicken, served with ginger-vanilla sweet potato mash. The chicken is juicy with a crispy, salty crust that only fried chicken can give you. The mash is sweet but not cloying, with a complex flavor from the essence of vanilla and ginger. The baked mac and cheese is also impossible not to like. It is smooth and creamy with a delicious crunch from a crust made of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Be careful to save room for dessert, because Angeline’s serves beignets (pronounced ben-yays), the South’s best-kept secret. Beignets are like square-shaped donuts with no hole in the middle (which is, of course, a good thing because it leaves me all the more donut to eat). They’re soft and fluffy and amazing, and Angeline’s are almost as good as the ones that I remember from New Orleans. Instead of glaze, beignets are covered in a thick layer of powered sugar. They are served piping hot, and paired with a cafe au lait, there’s no better end to a comforting meal. Life is about enjoying every small moment of happiness, and these comforting foods make my life that much sweeter.

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crane: Medical centers could be one source of revenue From front organizational efficiencies — paramount if the university is to maintain its excellence, access and affordability. “You should always be as efficient as possible, but in a world where the state is reducing its funding so dramatically, almost no amount of money will make up for the amount the state has withdrawn,” he said. He said that he would explore the UC’s five medical centers — which generated $5.9 billion in the 2009-10 fiscal year, according to UC documents — as one source of that revenue. The main goal in finding new revenue is to preserve the university for the group Crane considers its main constituents: students and their families. “I have to look at (proposals) in the context of what would it mean on holding the line on student undergraduate tuition,” he said. “What I’m focused on is ... maintaining access and (the UC) remaining the finest public university system in the world. That access I care the most about is for undergraduates.” In his time in the public sector — he served as Schwarzenegger’s adviser from 2004 to 2010 — Crane gained a reputation for zealously advocating for his points of view. “David Crane is very brash, confrontational and very aggressive in pursuing his point of view, and in a place that revolves around compromise and relationships, he didn’t conform,” said Democratic strategist Steve Maviglio. Crane does not deny this characterization, but said that his method could be just what the board needs. “The establishment always thinks that way of people who raise controversial issues or propose paths different than those prescribed by conventional wisdom,” he said in an email. “In my experience, all boards need people who play different roles, including someone unafraid to point out when an emperor isn’t

wearing clothes.” When Schwarzenegger appointed Crane in the waning hours of his governance, some in the blogosphere termed it “the Terminator’s parting shot.” Already faced with opposition due to his perceived close relationship with the Republican former governor, Crane’s confirmation, contingent on state Senate approval, became a point of even greater controversy after he wrote an op-ed about collective bargaining rights in the public sector. “Collective bargaining is a good thing when it’s needed to equalize power, but when public employees already have that equality because of civil service protections, collective bargaining in the pub-

David Crane is very brash, confrontational and very aggressive ... —Democratic strategist Steve Maviglio lic sector serves to reduce benefits for citizens and to raise costs for taxpayers,” reads the piece, printed Feb. 27 in the San Francisco Chronicle. Many, including state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, interpreted this as a declaration of war on collective bargaining rights in the public sector. “I think it’s pretty clear that based on the writings of David Crane that he felt that our UC employees are not to be organized and represented by unions, and I think that’s not a position I can support,” Yee said. Crane’s op-ed does not explicitly state that he wants to strip UC employees of collective bargaining rights. The piece, published barely two weeks after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stated

his plan to eliminate state employees’ collective bargaining rights, struck a similar chord with unions and faculty groups statewide. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, University Professional and Technical Employees and the Berkeley Faculty Association have organized rallies or written petitions in opposition to his confirmation. The association’s petition has garnered 1,475 signatures to date, according to Christine Rosen, co-chair of the association and associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Crane rebuts this interpretation of his writing, saying he simply presented the history of an issue that becomes a political hot potato the moment it is raised. “It’s Kafkaesque in a way ... It’s there in black and white, but someone is saying something completely different, and I can’t control that,” he said. “What’s a substantive argument with someone who wants to maintain the Master Plan, who wants to maintain access, affordability and excellence?” The Chronicle supported Crane in an editorial titled “State Sen. Leland Yee’s attack on the truth,” which chastised Yee’s actions as the misquotations of an “opportunistic politician.” The editorial went further and endorsed Crane for confirmation to the board. But that is no done deal. According to Yee, many of his colleagues in Sacramento — among them state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who has also spoken up against the confirmation — will not vote for Crane. Maviglio said despite the opposition, there is no way to know whether the confirmation will be voted down. “It’s almost like picking the pope,” he said. “You never know what’s going on in the back.” Jordan Bach-Lombardo is the lead higher education reporter.

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Remembering with remorse Students shine a light upon the oft-forgotten tragedies endured by the Armenian people By Natalie Kazarian Special to the Daily Cal opinion@dailycal.org The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century, taking place during and just after World War I. One and a half million Armenians were systematically killed off by the Young Turks, a progressive and liberal sector of the Ottoman Empire. The Republic of Turkey denies the fact the genocide ever occurred. They refuse to recognize the mass killings as a deliberate method to eliminate the Armenian people in 1915 and claims that Armenians were merely removed from the eastern war zones during that time. The lack of recognition of this Genocide set precedent early on for other governments to believe ethnic cleansing was possible. “Go, kill without mercy ... Who, after all, today speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?” These haunting words were spoken by the infamous Adolf Hitler on August 22, 1939, before he sent his Death’s Head Units into

Poland. The world was blind to the attempted elimination of the Armenians. Hitler’s confidence and false success in the Jewish Holocaust stemmed from the lack of recognition about the Armenians. The necessity of recognition and remembrance is a priority among Armenians in order to help educate the world about the Armenian Genocide and other injustices occurring presently. The Armenian culture is both ancient and rich, dating back thousands of years. The culture has undergone myriad changes, yet there has always been an emphasis on oneness among Armenians. Our beloved William Saroyan said it best, “For when two of them (Armenians) meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” The history of our ancestors resonates in our bones. Most of the Armenians in the diaspora are children of survivors of the genocide, and we feel a personal responsibility to create awareness and gain recognition of the Armenian Genocide as well as educate others about human rights violations occurring presently. Much of present day Armenian culture is centered on recognition of the genocide from all countries but most notably from the Turkish government. Many sovereign nations, such as Germany, Lebanon, Russia, France and Switzerland, just to name a

few, have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. Unfortunately, the U.S. stands among those who have not. America’s ties with Turkey are political and convoluted. Nonetheless, the facts are undeniable. In the past, American Presidents Clinton and Bush have condemned the genocide, with Clinton issuing a press release commemorating the “tragedy that befell the Armenians.” The proof is indisputable. The Turkish court concludes that the leaders of the Young Turk government were guilty of murder. It maintained that the genocide was perpetrated in secrecy with a public facade of “relocating” the Armenians. Additionally, it stated that the decision to eradicate the Armenians was not made in haste, but “the result of extensive and profound deliberations.” It is up to the young Armenian men and women to keep this truth alive. Many organizations such as the Armenian National Committee work year-round to create legislative bills that are sent to the United States Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Many politicians have made empty promises, leaving the Armenian agenda unfulfilled. Although this is disappointing, the fight will never end. The passion Armenians have for their history and country is an

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osh Wolf is more than just a UC Berkeley student. He has historically been an active journalist, contributing to the independent news agency Democracy Now! and having spent more time in jail than any other journalist in US history for protecting his sources. Wolf began attending the Graduate School of Journalism in fall 2009 and recognized the Nov. 20, 2009 Wheeler Hall occupation as a reporting opportunity unlike any he would find in a classroom. He decided to chronicle the event from inside the building, but not out of solidarity with the protesters or with the intent to subvert the Code of Student Conduct. Wolf made the choice as a reporter seeking to provide a unique angle on the story. Because of Wolf ’s actions, people interested in understanding the event can see it from the inside, a perspective not caught on tape by major news sources. There is nothing to show that he was actively helping protesters, and we reject the argument that his mere presence was a form of protest. If reporters from The Daily Californian had the opportunity to take footage from inside the building, they would have done the same thing as Wolf — as one of our videographers did covering a demonstration on a freeway last year. We see no reason why Wolf, even if he were acting as a freelancer and not on behalf of an established organization, should not be afforded the same freedom from retribution. The unfettered

existence of a free press is essential for keeping all institutions accountable because journalists provide the public with unique perspectives and unparalleled access . By charging Wolf, and suggesting that he compromise his journalistic integrity by intervening to aid the police, the campus is infringing on the ability of journalists to cover newsworthy events. It’s chilling that instead of encouraging student journalism, the campus that once exemplified the Free Speech Movement has chosen to subjugate the freedom of the press to restrictive conduct policies. We recognize that there cannot be a litmus test for evaluating a person’s journalistic credentials, and the campus must investigate each case separately to avoid letting “acting as a journalist” become a catch-all defense that protesters can use to evade conduct charges. But Wolf ’s status as a journalist is unquestionable. Wolf was The Society of Professional Journalists’ 2006 Journalist of the Year, and even assistant director of the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards Jeff Woods admitted in the Wolf ’s April 4 conduct hearing that Wolf was “acting as a journalist.” It’s inexcusable that campus officials, when confronted with all this evidence, have repeatedly insisted on prioritizing conduct retributions over the freedom of the press. They must immediately drop all charges and work to better accommodate journalists in future protests.

Signs of things to come UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS Recently released admissions data for the UC system is a reminder of how dire our financial straits have become.

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C admissions data released Monday by the Office of the President held few surprises but served to remind us of the financial realities affecting the university. The data are indications of the changes in store for the campus and the university as a whole — while 87 percent of current UC Berkeley undergraduates are California residents, only 69 percent of applicants admitted to the campus were from in-state. We have written before: Increasing the number of nonresident students in the university is one of the least detrimental ways of mitigating the financial crisis in the short term, as it raises revenue without compromising academic quality. Nonetheless, increasing admissions cannot alone fully address the university’s funding gap. According to the UC Commission

on the Future, each 10 percent increase of non-resident students would generate only $9.8 million. Increasing the number of nonCalifornia residents comes at an additional cost — that of decreased access to higher education for Californians. Legislators should recognize in these statistics the potential for a human capital deficit in California and should be spurred to protect the state’s economic future by better supporting the higher education system. Until this greater state support occurs, changes in admissions statistics will be the tip of the iceberg. Campuses continue to face greater and greater cuts, tuition will continue to increase, and the UC risks losing its prestigious place as a model for American higher education. It is only by a concentrated effort by policymakers that the university can escape this fate.

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During the last few years there has emerged a disturbing trend in which the very right of these programs to exist is being called into question. Arizona House Bill (HB) 2281, signed into law last May, is In the April 6, 2011, Daily the most extreme example. HB Californian article, “Social science 2281 prohibits courses designed priconsolidation on track despite stumarily for a particular ethnic group dent opposition,” writer Alisha from being taught on a district or Azevedo brought needed attention charter school level, except Native to the discord on campus surroundAmerican Studies courses, arguing ing cutbacks being executed under essentially that such courses prothe misleadingly named Operational mote resentment and hatred toward Excellence (OE) program. other ethnicities. Chicano/a Studies At issue is the contention in Arizona has been the primary between the administration and a victim of HB 2281. Such reasoning coalition of undergraduate and is a serious misunderstanding of the graduate students representing the raison d’etre of the ethnic studies small but vital African American disciplinary cluster and, by extenStudies, Ethnic Studies and Gender sion, gender and women’s studies; and Women’s Studies departments. scholarship that has little to do with Beyond opposing the visionless and promoting the chauvinistic parochiantidemocratic manner in which alism ascribed to it by right wing austerity measures are being implepoliticians and their friends. mented, these students, staff and African American, ethnic, gender faculty point out that cuts are havand women’s studies programs ing a severe and unacknowledged emerged in part from the confluimpact on those departments and ence of the civil rights and feminist on campus diversity as a whole. movements in the 1960s and 1970s, As a representative of the coaliand were shaped by the critical tion, I appreciate The Daily knowledge cultivated therein. Californian highlighting our cause. Applied to an academic context, this Yet it is unfortunate that our strugknowledge, situated in the experigle was reduced to ences of the that of wrangling subjugated, over statistics are ever mind To silence or banalize when we see the ful of the locabroader process as this knowledge ... is not tion of power fundamentally in the various flawed. Herein lies only a blow to diversity at stages of the the problem: UC Berkeley ... but it research proClearly UC cess. They diminishes the diversity offer direct Berkeley takes pride in presentproducof intellectual traditions and ing itself as an tive challenges and voices on campus. inclusive and ethto institutional nically diverse norms, proce— Robert Connell dures and polcampus, and it is the desire of our icies that coalition that make up what diversity should Black Feminist further flourish. scholar Patricia Hill Collins calls the What rarely gets acknowledged, “matrix of domination.” When the however, is that staffers within these knowledge claims of scholars are departments play a significant role consistently judged against the in cultivating campus diversity. norms of a traditionally Eurocentric They mentor marginalized students and patriarchal academy, it makes it from various departments, assist in difficult to challenge the dominant recruitment efforts and generally cultural beliefs that infuse academic help to build a diverse sense of comdisciplines. munity, doing much of this outside The emergence of centers of of their regular paid duties. intellectual production like African Students from many departments, American Studies, Ethnic Studies both undergraduate and graduate, and Gender and Women’s Studies can attest that the terminated staffprovide a safe space for the developers have been vital supports to them ment of knowledge unique and spethroughout their time at Berkeley. cific to the experiences of historicalTherefore, OE, whatever its sucly marginalized groups. To silence cesses, deals a heavy blow to camor banalize this knowledge, or to pus diversity, equity and inclusion allow it to fall by the wayside by because of the loss of individuals starving supportive programs, is not who are key to actually maintaining only a blow to diversity at UC those realities. Nowhere does our Berkeley along lines of race, ethnicicoalition see evidence that OE planty, sexuality and gender, but it ners took this into account. diminishes the diversity of intellecThe present budget crisis is tual traditions and voices on camsevere and compels change. pus. This is intellectual sloppiness However, planners and administraof the highest order. Robert Connell is a Ph.D. student tors must remember the broader in the African American Studies political context in which they seek department at UC Berkeley. to address economic shortfalls.

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genocide: Awareness week brings needed attention to a painful past From Page 4 everlasting light. For the past 10 years, the Armenian Students’ Association at UC Berkeley has dedicated the week of April 24 to genocide awareness. There is a memorial set up on Memorial Glade starting on Sunday April 17 until Saturday April 23. The 350 piece commemorative structure is assembled on the lawn directly in front of Doe Library. This year’s piece was inspired by individuals coming together to create a mass in order to make a difference. The consequence of genocide doesn’t just affect an individual person or an individual race, but humanity. The purpose of this memorial is to represent the large scale of genocides around the world as well as show how Armenians have been dispersed all over the world yet, we still come back together to confirm the endurance in our everlasting culture.

The association has had events going on all week in order to educate the public about the Armenian Genocide. The kick-off began with a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening. On Wednesday April 20, UC Davis professor Keith David Watenpaugh spoke at the UC Berkeley School of Law, giving a lecture entitled “The Three Faces of Social Death in the Armenian Genocide.” On Thursday, April 21, an innovative Armenian musical group called Element Band performed in Wheeler Auditorium. And finally the Oski Awardwinning United Hands Across Cal will take place at noon on Upper Sproul Plaza today. Please come stand in solidarity and speak against injustices and crimes against humanity. Editor’s note: This op-ed was submitted on behalf of the UC Berkeley Armenian Students’ Association. Natalie Kazarian is a student at UC Berkeley.

By Anjuli Sastry | Staff asastry@dailycal.org In response to an incident in which a dog was shot and killed by a Berkeley Police Department officer earlier this month, the Berkeley Animal Care Commission voted to request detailed protocol of previous police interactions with animals and additional police training to better recognize animal behavior at its meeting Wednesday night. The vote came almost three weeks after a Berkeley police officer shot and killed the pet dog of Berkeley resident Shay ben Yishay in Yishay’s home April 2 while on a house call. The dog began growling as it approached one of the officers and appeared to leap toward the officer, at which point the officer fired, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.

At the meeting Wednesday, the commission reviewed a report on all animalrelated shootings in Berkeley from the past five years and decided to request that the police department receive training from the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which provides animal behavior and response education through live training workshops. “The commission took the only action they could,” said Jill Posener, a former commissioner who was present at the meeting. “Having different protocols and different training for the police officers is a good idea.” Anne Wagley, the chair of the commission, said the Berkeley Police Department should be cooperative in providing detailed reports of incidents in which animals are involved. “Any single incident is tragic and horrible for any dog owner,” Wagley

said. “I think the police department will follow through on training because they have already been in contact with the SPCA, and the commission will make sure this gets done.” The Oakland Police Department’s existing partnership with the East Bay SPCA serves as a model for the Berkeley Police Department, Posener said. “The SPCA actually reached out to us, and the partnership has been wonderful and free,” Oakland Police Department Officer Holly Joshi said in an email. “The most important part of the training is recognizing dog behaviors, and we have incorporated both live training at the SPCA and in-class video that all officers will receive once per year.” The commission also decided to send a condolence letter to Yishay, which will be reviewed at the commission’s next meeting in May.

schechtman: Organizer builds communities via gardening From front “I came to the conclusion ... you cannot have progressive politics that is worth anything unless you have a community,” Schechtman said. “When you don’t have a community ... it doesn’t matter what the ideology is, you attract people who want power.” So he changed his focus to organizing that community. In 2008, he signed up about 100 people for Neighborhood Vegetables, East Bay, a community-focused group aimed at assisting residents with planting their vegetable gardens. Mary Ann Blackwell has one of those gardens. Through the group, Schechtman organized a gardening party at her home in North Oakland. “The fact that he brings people together in the neighborhood to meet and get to know each other is a powerful force for positive change and unification,” Blackwell said in an email. Neighborhood Vegetables held two garden work parties last weekend, and two more are scheduled in the upcoming weeks. Schechtman brings his mandolin to each party. Berkeley resident David Skolnick said Schechtman “has quite the repertoire” of union and folk songs. Skolnick, who teaches writing and English for non-native speakers at local colleges, has been working with Schechtman on Neighborhood Vegetables for several years. The parties also regularly include a gift circle, Schechtman said. At these circles, he said guests are asked, “What do you do, what do you need?” in services and skills, emphasizing that “it’s not a trade, it’s a gift.” “I got a massage the other night,” he said. Today, he has about 2,000 people

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A former political activist, Laurence Schechtman’s Neighborhood Vegetables is responsible for planting numerous gardens throughout the wider East Bay area. on his email list. Nonetheless, he has mixed feelings about this growth. “With all those people, I can send emails,” he said. “If you phone and you schmooze, people will come.” His long-term goal is decentralizing the organization to a more neighborhood-focused level. At a meeting Wednesday, he set up two work parties in North Oakland around 61st Street and San Pablo Avenue — about two blocks apart. Schechtman said these upcoming events “concentrate on developing that neighborhood as a sample neighborhood.” Ultimately, he hopes to restruc-

ture Neighborhood Vegetables to create closer-knit communities that can garden, share food and even develop “baby-sitting co-ops.” “Then you’ll have the neighborhood village,” he said. He has organized another meeting for Thursday in West Berkeley to develop the community around Rosa Parks Elementary School. Schechtman does have one complaint — he does not have a garden of his own. His landlady will not let him. “My confession is that I’m not a gardener, I’m an organizer,” he said.

Program: Study will be the first of its size and duration From Front The program will also give students the opportunity to listen to the samples of the people who sound the most like them, according to Schwartz, and students will also be invited to submit another sample before they graduate to see how their college experience influenced their speech patterns. “It’s very cool, very cutting-edge — this is the very first sample of its size and with time dimensions in California,” Schwartz said. “It just seems like a mind-blowing topic. If people engage with it, their minds will be expanded.” The program will become part of a larger project conducted by researchers in the linguistics department, who want to create a more accurate database of California speech, according to Keith Johnson, a linguistics professor who is

helping to design the speech database. In particular, the researchers want to sample how people pronounce their vowels in American English, as this is the best way to decipher dialect, Johnson said. “It’s a real opportunity to take a snapshot of Californian speech,” he said. The submission of voice samples will be followed up in September by a keynote address by campus School of Information adjunct professor Geoffrey Nunberg, who will be interviewing a panel of UC Berkeley alumni about their multilingual experiences, according to Tim Hampton, professor of French and comparative literature. There will also be a series of freshman seminars in the fall and a video contest on the topic.

Hampton said the program encourages new students to think of the role languages play in their daily lives, including understanding the importance of language in the global economy. Some incoming students expressed enthusiasm for the program. “I think that it is fascinating how even babies in various places babble in a way that is unique to their home region — this is one of the first ways that our environment begins to affect us,” said incoming freshman from Coto De Caza, Calif., Katie Hilton, in an email. “It draws attention to the little ways that the student body’s diverse population has been affected by their respective hometowns, and it would be so cool to see how much we have affected each other at the end of four years.”

cellphones: Some express concern over radiation effects From front of brain tumors, and possibly even sperm damage. Although Moskowitz is uncertain which aspects of cellphones — the radiation level, the antennae location, the type of technology, the size of the cellphone, distance from the body or hours of use — are the main causes of health problems, he said that it is wise to keep the phone away from the body.

“Until we get a good handle on what the risks are, you should try to minimize your exposure, and distance is the key,” he said. Moskowitz and Marks, who are both in support of Berkeley’s potential guidelines, compared the developing research on cellphone usage to that of tobacco from more than 50 years ago, pointing out that people were once

skeptical that cigarettes could have any negative health effects. “It’s challenging and frustrating,” Moskowitz said. “I’m trying really hard not to inflate the problem or scare people, but just get them to take some caution and think about how they use their cellphones.” Soumya Karlamangla is the lead environment reporter.


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Stanford to serve as test for tourney By Annie Gerlach | Staff agerlach@dailycal.org The NCAA tournament is still a little less than three weeks away, but the No. 14 Cal men’s tennis team isn’t focusing on much else. Which is why the team sees tomorrow’s 1 p.m. clash with No. 8 Stanford as more of a rehearsal for the tournament, rather than the last dual match of the season. The level of play exhibited by the Cardinal (17-5, 4-1 in the Pac-10) is similar to what the Bears will face in the tournament come May. The bout at the Taube Family Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif., is the second Big Slam of the season but the only one that counts toward Pac-10 rankings. If the Bears (12-6, 3-2) win, they have a shot at a second-place finish in the conference. But rather than linger on the final ranking, the team is concentrating more on how to solidify the strongest possible lineup. With the return of senior Jonathan Dahan to the starting rotation, Cal needs to resolve some residual chemistry and lineup issues in both doubles and singles, according to coach Peter Wright. In addition to choosing between Dahan and junior Tommie Murphy as senior captain Pedro Zerbini’s doubles partner, the Bears will also keep an eye on the lower half of the singles lineup. “We’re focused on what our options and opportunities are,” Wright said. “Our ultimate goal is to have the best three doubles and best six singles when NCAAs come around.” Stanford will undoubtedly give the Bears the test they’re looking for. The Card are in the midst of a

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Pedro Zerbini is currently the No. 20 singles player in the country. Cal’s senior captain boasts a 12-5 record at court No. 1 in dual matches this season. nine-match winning streak and field top-tier players such as reigning NCAA singles champion junior Bradley Klahn. The No. 9 player also forms the country’s No. 3 doubles team with Ryan Thacher. Wright said that while the results from past matchups tilt the scales in favor of Stanford, this year the two teams are pretty evenly matched. In doubles Cal sends out the No. 23 tandem of junior Nick Andrews and sophomore Christoffer Konigsfeldt to combat Klahn and Thacher. And Zerbini, the No. 20 singles player, can hold his own against

Klahn; the last time the two top-court competitors met, Zerbini defeated Klahn, 7-5, 7-5. Despite the added significance of the lauded cross-Bay rivalry, senior Bozhidar Katsarov said the team can’t look at this match any differently than the rest of the duals this season. “It means a lot when it comes to these two schools,” he said. “But we try not to put too much pressure on it. We can’t get too hyped up, because when we come out we really have to be ready to go.” Cal is coming off a two-week hiatus from com-

petition after a narrow 4-3 loss to No. 22 Washington. While the Bears don’t have a winning streak as impressive as Stanford’s nine straight — the longest Cal went without losing was four wins — they also have never lost two in a row, a feat they hope to continue this weekend. “There’s a lot on the line for both teams,” Wright said. “For both of us, this is the last match. We want to win and go into NCAAs on a high, but that can only happen to one of us.” Annie Gerlach covers men’s tennis.

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The Brutus Hamilton Invitational will be not only the last home meet of the season, but for the 25 seniors on the Cal track and field team, the last of their college careers. The senior Bears will be honored at Edwards Stadium for their contributions to the program during a ceremony held Saturday afternoon. The meet takes place all day today and tomorrow. The significance and emotion of the Brutus Hamilton is felt all around. “A lot of the group pretty much started with me four years ago, so they have a special place in my heart,” coach Tony Sandoval said. “I’m sure it’s special to them, but they’re also special to me as well.” The graduating class, which is larger than it has been in the last few years, aims to carry the emotional intensity into their respective events.

“This is an all-star list if you ask me,” Sandoval said of the seniors. The Brutus Hamilton Invitational has been witness to a number of outstanding performances in recent years, notably in the Don Bowden Mile. In each of the last three years, a Cal runner has broken the four-minute milestone in the event named after the Bear who became the first American runner to breach that barrier in 1957. David Torrence did it in 2008 with a time of 3:59.10, Michael Coe set the school record in 3:56.18 in 2009 and Steve Sodaro surpassed it last year with a 3:59.42 mark. While Torrence has graduated, Coe and Sodaro are currently seniors. They now seek to extend the streak to four years. Other seniors competing this weekend who have made recent contributions are Rowena Tam and Tracey Stewart. Tam, who was already second on the all-time performer list in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, ran a new personal record of 10:32.79 in last weekend’s Big Meet. The time closed the gap between her and Marielle Schlueter, who is at the

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two players named RugbyMag.com Pacific Player of the Week this season, including reigning honoree prop Kris Osterloh. The Mustangs stand in the middle of the pack with a 2-3 league record, but are still dangerous, having challenged the division’s No. 2 seed St. Mary’s during their match. “Our scrummaging’s going to have to be strong this week,” sophomore prop Lyall Daveport said. “We’ve done well in the past and we managed to push a few of the St. Mary’s scrums, but Cal Poly did as well. “A few of us are really going to have to man up, me included, and put in a good performance.” The last time Cal Poly’s solid effort against Cal resulted in a win was in 2004, when the squad bested the Bears’ reserve side, 58-18. Later that season, the teams met in the national champioship game, where Cal’s regular lineup tamed

the Mustangs, 46-24. The clubs last met in the quarterfinals two years ago when the Bears emerged the victor, 76-10. Clark isn’t quite going with the same recipe that led to the 2004 loss, putting out a mixed lineup rather than one exclusively made up of reserves. The match will also serve as a testing ground for different combinations of top players outside their traditional positions, such as starting wing Dustin Muhn playing scrumhalf or flanker Derek Asbun playing hooker. But eyes will undoubtedly be on the younger players, who have yet to earn their stripes against good teams. “There’s certain moments in life where you’ve gotta play to your potential,” Clark said. “You gotta front up to the challenge, and that’s what they’re going to have to do. “They’re good enough to do it. It’s just a matter of if they can get it done.” Christina Jones covers rugby.

top of the list with a 10:22.38. Stewart, who has only recently gotten back to 100 percent from injury, has jumped 20-6.50 in the long jump and 43-9.75 in the triple jump this season. Her marks bumped her up to 15th and fifth place, respectively, in the nation. More than 15 universities from around the country, most of them from the west coast, are sending athletes to the meet. Those schools include Fresno State, Harvard and Stanford, which boasts the No. 8 men’s team and No. 17 women’s team. Additionally, a handful of competitors competing for club teams or individually will also fill up the stadium. “It’s not as big as it was last year but nevertheless, it’s a very good meet for people in the area to make,” Sandoval said. “There will be a lot of participants, so we hope to have a good showing.” The meet kicks off on the field today at 9 a.m. while the action on the track begins at 2 p.m. The invitational will resume Saturday at 10 a.m. on the field and 1:30 p.m. on the track. Byron Atashian covers track and field.

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Reserves ready to star in finale By Christina Jones | Senior Staff cjones@dailycal.org

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Designated hitter against Cal Poly at 1 p.m. That opens the game, bouncing a series of fastDanielle Miller led off for Stanford the door for a number of younger playballs, unleashing one wild pitch and (31-9, 5-5) with a single, and secers to take the field at Cal Poly Sports ond baseman Jenna Rich sent a throwing 61 pitches in his first three Complex in San Luis Obispo, Calif., for double into the right field corner. innings. The junior would overcome the first time against a formidable op All of a sudden, Henderson had command issues to limit the opposiponent. no outs and runners on second and tion to two runs over nine innings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of holding our breath third. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could not be more proud of with the forward team we have select No problem. She retired the next Erik Johnson than I am right now,â&#x20AC;? ed,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of these guys are three batters, with solid fielding Esquer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the going to have to play out of their skins bookending her third strikeout. stuff to make it through seven, and just to hold their own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mentally, I go in with a differthen his stuff got stronger in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we just cross our fingers and ent approach than I did last year, seventh, eighth and ninth.â&#x20AC;? hope for the best.â&#x20AC;? which is control,â&#x20AC;? Henderson said. Conversely, Sun Devil starter In addition to the added pressure of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I control the games â&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one Brady Rogers showcased his control playing in an official match, some of pitch at a time.â&#x20AC;? in the early frames, but would be these players are among the 30 ruggers The game stayed quiet for the burned by the first of three walks. still duking it out for a spot on the 23next stretch, with Henderson workman postseason roster. Entering the game with a gaudy ing out of a one-out, bases-loaded While the stakes are much higher, 30-1 strikeout to walk ratio, Rogers jam in the sixth following back-tosophomore center Brad Harrington issued only his second free pass of back Cal errors. 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We’re just dancing through raindrops. We’re not overly affected by the weather.” —Peter Wright, Cal men’s tennis coach on practicing on Wednesday despite the rain

baseball

Extra, extra: Bears fall in 17 to ASU

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Righty Erik Johnson pitched nine innings of two-run ball on Thursday — what would have been a complete game if not for the eight additional frames the Bears and the Sun Devils played afterward. By Gabriel Baumgaertner | Senior Staff gbaumgaertner@dailycal.org In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cal baseball team turned their hats backwards for a traditional rally cap. Two innings later, the caps stood on the top of the players’ heads like a shark fin. The 14th inning came around, and the Bears unbuttoned all but the top button of their jerseys to wear capes. After all, it was going to take something heroic to end this game. But by the bottom of the 17th inning, there would be no rally caps or capes, just a cold bench unwilling to accept a loss that they had so many chances to avoid.

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17 innings erik johnson: 9 IP, 2 ER, no decision In a game that featured 17 full innings, eight pitchers, two seventh-inning stretches and 519 pitches, the Cal baseball team could not execute when it mattered, losing 6-4 at home on Thursday evening to Arizona State (26-9, 9-4 in the Pac-10). It was the second-longest game in Cal

history and the second drawn-out extra inning game of the season. The Bears (24-10, 9-4) defeated Rice 7-6 in 15 innings on March 12. “The Rice game was the longest one I’d played in,” junior Marcus Semien said. “So this one is definitely the longest.” A battle between two of the top teams in the conference, the Bears answered Sun Devil runs in the 10th and 13th innings, but failed to bring home the winning run either time. Thursday’s extra-inning marathon featured strong pitching and defense from both sides, and neither team could find a way to end the game until ASU’s Deven Marrero singled home two runs under the glove of Tony Renda over five hours after the first pitch. Despite strong efforts from both starters,

Thursday’s game was anchored by the bullpens. Cal received effective long-relief appearances from both Matt Flemer and Louie Lechich. Lechich’s control sputtered at times, and he would eventually be saddled with the loss despite not surrendering a hit until his fourth inning of work. The Sun Devils’ Alex Blackford and Mark Lambson combined for seven innings of relief. “We have guys on our staff that can hold the line for us,” Esquer said. “This is going to benefit us down the line.” Reserve Derek Campbell, who entered the game for third baseman Mitch Delfino in the 10th, announced his presence in the extra frames with a strong performance at the plate. The

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Henderson blanks Cardinal in upset By Jack Wang | Senior Staff jwang@dailycal.org When Jolene Henderson was a freshman last year, Cal softball coach Diane Ninemire said the talented recruit was throwing more than she was pitching. My, how things have changed. Henderson has been wreaking havoc from the circle in her sophomore campaign, and No. 11 Stanford was the latest team to come up empty handed at the plate. Despite just one earned run, the No. 12 Bears gutted out a 2-0, series-opening home win at LevineFricke Field Thursday afternoon for their 15th shutout of the year. Cal’s ace entered the game with mind-boggling stats to top the Pac-10, including 0.76 ERA — more than a few ticks ahead of Arizona State pitcher Dallas Escobedo’s second-best 1.50 — and 197.2 innings pitched. “She knows that this is riding on her shoulders,” Ninemire said. “She has be the one out there, taking this team as far as it can go right now.” The reigning NFCA National Player of the Week started off the day with two straight strikeouts, retiring the side

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L. Ziegenhirt: Solo homer j. henderson: 5 k’s, 0.75 ERA when conference-leading hitter Ashley Hansen grounded out to second. The Cardinal’s sophomore pitcher Teagan Gerhart — who flustered the Bears (29-8, 6-4 in the Pac-10) to take the first two games of last year’s series — followed in similar form to open the bottom of the first, striking out leadoff batter Jamia Reid, a .443 hitter. Then things started to go awry. Gerhart walked shortstop Britt Vonk on the payoff pitch after working out of a 2-0 count. Third baseman Jace Williams clipped the ball on what initially looked like strike two, but a dispute that had Stanford coach John Rittman coming out of the dugout ended in a catcher’s interference call. Center fielder Frani Echavarria chopped a grounder into the left field

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Pitcher Jolene Henderson was her usual stellar self against No. 9 Stanford on Thursday, pitching a complete game shutout.

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