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UC president set to propose 9.6 percent tuition increase By Allie Bidwell | Senior Staff firstname.lastname@example.org After being hit with $650 million in cuts from state funding, UC President Mark Yudof will propose the implementation of a 9.6 percent tuition increase at the UC Board of Regents meeting in less than two weeks as part of an effort to overcome what could amount to over $1 billion in funding challenges for the university. Patrick Lenz, the vice president for budget and capital resources for the UC Office of the President, told The Daily Californian Friday that although Yudof will recommend the increase, the timing for its implementation has yet to be decided. Previously, Yudof had said that the university could absorb the $500 million cut — which was signed into law in March — without raising tuition but that any additional cuts would likely mean fee hikes throughout the UC system. In November, the regents approved an 8 percent hike that is set in place for the upcoming academic year. “We responded and presented to the regents in May that if in fact we were to receive any additional cuts that we would have to offset those cuts with a dollar-for-dollar fee increase,” Lenz said. “We felt like all the creative options to mitigate those other cuts without raising fees to cover them ... we’ve pulled out all those financing mechanisms, and we’re employing them. So to believe that we have an ability to go beyond what we were already doing, I think, was fairly unrealistic.” The Academic Council — the administrative arm of the systemwide Academic Senate
— adopted a resolution June 30 advising Yudof to request that the regents increase mandatory systemwide charges effective in the fall of 2011 to offset the additional $150 million reduction in state funding. “The Council is dismayed by the State’s continuing disinvestment in higher education,” a letter from the Academic Council reads. “Our advice to request an additional fee increase is based on Council’s recognition that the University cannot maintain its excellence with the State’s budgeted funding and must find additional revenue.” In the 2008-09 school year, California resident undergraduate students at the UC paid roughly $7,000. If the 9.6 percent tuition increase is approved, those same students — who would now be entering their senior year — would pay more than $12,200 annually. “Those who are in power now, when they were college-aged and went to the UC, it was practically free, but for some reason when it’s our turn, it will be more than ever,” said Student Regent Alfredo Mireles Jr., who said he will be voting against the tuition increase. “I hope when it’s our generation’s turn to be leaders, we show more compassion and make sure the next generation of students aren’t so negatively impacted.” By approving the 8 percent tuition increase in November, the regents assumed $115 million in net revenue. However, that revenue does not come close to dealing with the $500 million reduction the UC was hit with in March, Lenz said. That cut was also compounded by $362 million in mandatory costs — such as the university’s retirement contributions, energy
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SENATORS UNITE IN CHALLENGE TO AUXILIARY REALIGNMENT Officials call process a ‘breach of our trust,’ cite ‘extreme disappointment’ with administration By Allie Bidwell and J.D. Morris email@example.com
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The ASUC Auxiliary experienced an organizational transition on July 1.
One day before a major transition for the ASUC’s administrative branch officially took effect, both the incoming and outgoing ASUC Senate classes came together to write a letter in strong opposition to the change, referring to the process as a “breach of our trust” and stating that the relationship between the ASUC and the campus is “tarnished before the academic term has commenced.” Similarly, a resolution was unanimously approved by the outgoing senate Thursday citing “extreme disappointment that the Administration rapidly forced through this transition.” Both the letter and the resolution demand a Memorandum of Understanding — a document which explicitly states an agreement between parties — to address student concerns with the transition process. These actions oppose the shift of the
Allie Bidwell and J.D. Morris discuss March 19, 1998. The resolution refers to Auxiliary’s reorganization as a “breach possible implications of the changes the of spirit and good faith of the CAA.” that ASUC Auxiliary currently faces. “The Auxiliary shall not undertake any
oversight of the ASUC Auxiliary from Administration and Finance to the campus Division of Student Affairs, a change which became official July 1. The decision was made almost two months ago, and though the campus has said the transition is occurring at this time because it coincides with the start of the campus’s fiscal calendar, the student government has been critical of the timing since many students are not on campus. Furthermore, the resolution also expresses concern with the “immediate and rather enigmatic leave” of ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul, who retired June 29 after 33 years of employment at UC Berkeley. A primary concern illustrated in the letter and resolution addresses the Commercial Activities Agreement between the UC Board of Regents and the ASUC which created the ASUC Auxiliary, dated
function not directly related to ASUC Student Activities or ASUC Commercial Activities,” the agreement states. While the senate classes acknowledge in the letter that such a transition for the Auxiliary may occur under the agreement, they also refer specifically to the intent of the agreement, stating that it was founded on the principle of creating an Auxiliary which manages solely ASUC commercial and business activities. “Therefore, this transition not only is a clear breach of our trust and faith in our university’s administration, but also has forced us to reconsider whether this university shares or even cares for the core mission of the ASUC to serve the students as an autonomous student government,” the letter states. But campus administrators maintain that the purpose of the realignment is to improve the functionality of the Auxiliary,
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A plan to improve the Downtown’s public areas with new construction, new business and cleaner streets was approved via mail-in vote after the Berkeley City Council’s Tuesday meeting. Under the plan — which was approved by a 71.03 percent majority of local business owners — the city will establish the Downtown Berkeley Property-Based Business Improvement District and allocate more than $6.5 million over five years to renovate the area concentrated along Shattuck Avenue between Dwight Way and Delaware Street. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin — whose district includes the new improvement area — said the Downtown area could become more competitive and enticing to visitors and residents if input from all the district’s businesses is involved. “The outstanding issue is who gets to make the decisions about how money is going to be spent and what it will be spent on,” Arreguin said. “Small business owners are really integral to the Downtown area, and we need their voice
in the decision-making process.” For these small business owners, the plan’s emphasis on beautification and maintenance will help introduce crucial foot traffic to the area, according to Dean Kao, who owns the game store Eudemonia. “One of the most common complaints among gatherings of small business owners is cleanliness,” Kao said. “The concern with Downtown has always been cleanliness, and the fact that (Downtown is) so dirty hurts our business.” Specific provisions of the plan include cleaning teams to provide graffiti removal, new landscaping and street signs and more efficient parking initiatives. David Corson-Knowles, a management team member at Gather Restaurant, acknowledged Berkeley’s tradition of small, local businesses, saying in an email that he sees the district as a means of preserving the city’s unique atmosphere. “Because of individual decisions to invest in our local economy, Gather was proud to be able to open in the midst of the recession,” Corson-Knowles said in the email. “I hope that further improvements by the city will accelerate this trend.” The plan is the product of a three-
year effort by the Downtown Berkeley Association, a group composed of local business owners that is also set to manage the services planned for the new district. The association created an October 2009 Strategic Action Plan to address challenges in the district including increased vacancy, a lack of safety and loss of retail. The association hired a consulting firm in April 2010 to help conduct roundtable discussions involving over 200 city residents and business owners to brainstorm improvements for the district. By April 2011, the association presented petitions from enough property owners to formally establish the district. Improvements and maintenance of the district will be financed primarily through “assessments” on properties within the district. Other proposed means of acquiring funds include a December 2010 request to raise Downtown parking fees by 25 cents per hour to help finance measures to make Downtown more attractive. “I’m glad this initiative is successful,” Arreguin said. “Right now, there are a lot more people walking around at night, and there is more vibrancy Downtown, but it could be better, more exciting.”
Code revisions generate concern By Aaida Samad | Staff email@example.com With the approval of final recommendations to revise the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct, more than eight months of work by a task force charged with developing the changes have come to a close, and plans to begin work on the recommendations have been set in motion, though there has been some concern that a change in language alone will not be enough to address some of the issues plaguing the conduct process. Following the June 24 approval of the recommendations made by the task force to revise the code, the next immediate steps to be taken involve developing and drafting the independent hearing officer job description — one of the task force’s recommendations — as well as convening a work
group to rewrite the Code of Student Conduct, according to Felicia Lee, chief of staff for the campus Office of Student Affairs. Members from the campus Office of Legal Affairs, Student Advocate’s Office and Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards will be involved in the rewriting process, and the first round of rewrites will occur over the summer with the goal of implementation in the fall, Lee said in an email. While the official work of the task force has been completed, ASUC Student Advocate and task force member Samar Shah said in an email that “the process is far from over at this point.” “Previous task forces have been convened only to be stymied in the implementation process,” Shah said in the email. “Although the deliberation over the recommendations during the task force was an arduous process, I have
always considered the implementation process to be the clear hurdle. I believe student input and oversight will be necessary for a successful implementation.” Despite administrator approval of the recommended changes, some have raised concerns that a change in the language of the code will not be sufficient to address issues that the student conduct process has come under fire for, arguing that how the new code is implemented more than how it is written, will dictate the overall success of the process. According to task force member and Cooperative Movement ASUC Senator Elliot Goldstein, “a lot of the core issues existed on how the code was being implemented, not necessarily with the language of the code itself.” He added that given the climate
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From Front though the full effects of the transition are not yet known. â€œThe transition team will conduct an assessment of the Auxiliary,â€? said Felicia Lee, chief of staff for the Office of Student Affairs, in an email. â€œThe overall goal of the realignment was ... to better support the Auxiliary in delivering services to its constituents.â€? As a result of the transition, the auxiliary reports to Jonathan Poullard, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students. However, Graduate Assembly President Bahar Navab said a better fit would be to house the Auxiliary as its own unit reporting directly to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Harry Le Grande. â€œThere are other ways to achieve what they want without going against
what students want,â€? Navab said. Both senate documents also specifically take issue with a conflict of interest they state would occur when the Student Advocateâ€™s Office â€” which advises students in matters of student conduct â€” is too closely related to the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards, which pursues student conduct violations and is housed under student affairs. â€œThe ASUC Auxiliary under (Administration and Finance) is like water and oil, and was set up that way intentionally to maintain separation,â€? said Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein in an email. â€œBy moving the Auxiliary under Student Affairs it is like water and water, and can be mixed easily â€” not knowing where one
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begins and the other ends.â€? According to Student Advocate Samar Shah, an immediate conflict of interest would not be present because his officeâ€™s operations are not effected by those of the Auxiliary, though he said the overall transition â€œgoes completely against what the intent of the Auxiliary was.â€? â€œSome people in the administration are exploiting this opportunity to expropriate authority from the ASUC and students,â€? Goldstein said in the email. â€œHowever, the students have more leverage over the situation then you might suspect, and the administration needs to be careful in how theyâ€™re treating us.â€? Allie Bidwell and J.D. Morris are news editors.
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proved Measure JJ, which allows for a patient or primary caregiver to possess and grow unlimited amounts of marijuana, provided that only 10 or fewer of the plants are visible from other properties. Measure JJ also lifted limits for cannabis collectives, provided they possess only a â€œreasonable quantity.â€? In Oakland, City Attorney John Russo wrote to federal law enforcement in January to research the legality of steps his city was taking to allow for large-scale marijuana cultivation sites. In response, Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, warned that such actions would not be condoned by the federal government. Although Berkeleyâ€™s Medical Cannabis Commission â€” which will set standards governing the changes outlined in Measure T â€” has been in the process of reconstitution since November, the commission has yet to meet as council members have not yet appointed all nine members. As of June 28, the commission roster had one vacancy left. According to Stewart Jones, the commission member appointed by Arreguin, the commission plans to meet in July. â€œA lot of these people have forgotten that when they allowed the collectives to start up and operating, they had to operate as nonprofits â€” now itâ€™s all about the money,â€? said James Benno, chief executive director of Nor-Cal NORML, a chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws â€” a nonprofit organization dedicated to reforming Californiaâ€™s marijuana laws. â€œI think thatâ€™s why the federal government is responding like this.â€?
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of criminal prosecution â€” itâ€™s another thing to arrest somebody and actually prosecute them.â€? Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said the memo is â€œa real step backâ€? and creates a sense of fear among city officials that may result in reduced efforts for the implementation of local medical marijuana policies. â€œDoes that mean that I personally am not going to advocate for policies that promote the distribution of this medicine to patients? No,â€? Arreguin said. â€œI personally believe very I personalstrongly in med- ical marijuana ly believe very being available to patients who strongly in need it, and I think we should medical maristand by that juana being policy.â€? In November available to 2010, Berkeley patients who voters approved the cannabis- need it, and I related ballot think we Measures S and T. Measure S should stand places a 2.5 perby that policy. cent tax on forprofit â€œcannabâ€”Jesse Arreguin usinessesâ€? and a City Council member $25 per square foot tax up to 3,000 square feet, with each following square foot taxed at $10, on nonprofits. Measure T enables the city to permit six new 30,000-square-foot cultivation sites to open in the M district of West Berkeley, as well as a fourth dispensary, while also calling for the reconstitution of the cityâ€™s medical marijuana commission. In 2008, Berkeley voters also ap-
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Cutting from the future White House visit restores hope STATE ISSUES The approved state budget harms all of California and is evidence that higher education is not prioritized.
he budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and state Democrats exemplifies the danger of political paralysis. Sacramento is tied down by petty partisanship that prevented Brown from pursuing tax extensions that could have shaped the budget differently. The result is tragic for all Californians: the University of California now faces a bare-minimum cut of $650 million, $150 million more than originally expected. Unfortunately, Brown signed the deal last Wednesday, making the increased cuts a reality. Students’ efforts must now be directed toward minimizing the negative consequences of the budget, which relies heavily on spending reductions and $4 billion in revenue projections that may or may not materialize. Patrick Lenz, the vice president for budget and capital resources for the UC Office of the President, told The Daily Californian Friday that the university could face an additional $100 million in cuts should the projections fall short. Let this be clear: as students and as a state, we cannot afford nor can we tolerate more cuts of this magnitude Unfortunately, Brown’s effort to avoid drastic Despite cuts failed having made when he was unable to the case time get a pro- and time posed tax extension on again, a June ballot advocates for that would public higher have extended the education increases in have been i n c o m e taxes, sales ignored by taxes and state v e h i c l e leaders. license fees enacted in Februar y 2009. We are out of time — these extensions must be revisited and ultimately approved if the university is to maintain its level of excellence. Should the funds not come through, the state will face an even heavier economic burden in terms of lost entrepreneurial pursuits and the gradual evaporation of research because the university will be financially out-of-reach for many Californians. Despite having made the case time and time again, advocates for public higher education have been ignored by state leaders, and advocates on campus have not had the kind of public leader they need. Now more than ever, we call on ASUC External Affairs Vice President Joey Freeman to inject himself more thoroughly
into the debate and to provide necessary student leadership. The letter he and other student leaders across the UC system signed was a start, but that action should be only the first step that he takes during this time of crisis. Freeman’s role necessitates his acting as the public face for our campus to all external bodies, and he must consider the students of the campus as his top priority. We call on him to mobilize student efforts and synthesize their ideas into a coherent and purposeful message ahead of the July UC Board of Regents meeting but are discouraged by his track record thus far. Freeman’s absence from the state hinders his ability to serve as EAVP, but regardless, he must find a way to overcome the distance between California and Washington, D.C., and work for the student population he serves. But the job is not Freeman’s alone. The entire ASUC must begin working with other student governments and the regents to mitigate the effects of both the tuition increase and possible future cuts. At the regents’ meeting in July, UC President Mark Yudof will propose a 9.6 percent tuition increase as a result of the budget cut. It is crucial that students have a voice in how the increase is implemented, particularly since it is such a rushed proposal. This is where our campus leaders — the ASUC — must step up. Though we are calling on ASUC officials to become more involved, we also hope average students realize their needed input. While recent efforts at protest have proved ineffective and disappointing, we hope that any efforts to express public anger is channeled at our state officials, not the regents. Tuition increases are a result of state disinvestment, and students must remember that. As the university looks to outof-state and international students as a growing source of funding, state support continues to decline because legislators fail to prioritize higher education. The students of this university must speak out. Our student officials must provide the leadership their roles dictate. Students must have a seat at the table when implementing the cuts to our university. And state legislators must prioritize maintaining public access through affordability to the university or else risk compromising the UC’s status as the premier public university. In a statement of disappointment regarding the budget, the UC Office of the President wrote “we cannot stand silent.” It is time students unite and make it known: we will not stand silent.
He was born of a Kenyan father and a Kansan mother; I had lived in three other countries before having the opportunity to call the Bay Area my home. Despite his young age, a relative lack of experience in an elected capacity and a funny name, he saw a distinct need to generate change from the stale politics of the past and took the plunge. Sharing each of those three attributes myself, I was inspired enough by this bodacious move that I, too, chose to run for elected office three years ago. But since
Igor Tregub Special to the Daily Cal email@example.com One hours-long visit to the White House changed my perspective on what is possible for us to achieve today. I hope it might affect yours too. Last month I was honored to receive an invitation from the White House asking me if I wished to meet with President Obama and his senior advisers to discuss policies affecting the people I serve. Organized by the White House’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Young Elected Officials Network — which represents state and local elected officials under age 36 — the briefing and visit promised me a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to ask questions of those who craft federal policies that trickle down to the Bay Area. I was joined by my colleague on the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Asa Dodsworth, along with Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin, East Bay Municipal Utilities Director Andy Katz, Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Marlon McWilson, AC Transit Board Member Mark Williams and about 200 other elected officials from across the country. In some ways, this was a trip down memory lane for me. My personal biography is more intertwined with the president than he might realize.
then, he on the national front, and I on a much smaller geographic plane, discovered just how difficult it was to push for fresh policies that depart so greatly from what we had been accustomed to — this, too, in the context of dramatic economic and partisan headwinds. When I read the submissions my constituents sent me in response to my solicitation for questions to ask of the president, it was palpable to me that disappointment and moroseness had supplanted the once-strong spirit of hope. However, the words I heard from the president’s senior staff — public servants like Council of Economic Advisers Chair Austan Goolsbee, Office of Energy and Climate Change representative Heather Zichal and Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra — imbued me with a newfound sense of optimism. I do not believe that such mantras of the administration as expanding development of new forms of clean energy, rebuilding the middle class
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There are still ways for immigration reform to pass nationally Peggy Sands Orchowski Special to the Daily Cal firstname.lastname@example.org You may hear that “immigration reform is dead” in the 112th Congress. But in reality, it is very much alive. It will just probably happen in pieces, not “comprehensively.” A trend for new bipartisan immigration policy is emerging that focuses on two immigration issues: granting more green cards to educated immigrants and increasing internal enforcement. President Obama advocated for educated immigrants in his State of the Union Speech on Jan. 25 and again on the Texas border on May 4. He spoke about the need to give automatic green cards to foreign students who earned advanced degrees in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. It has become known as the STAPLE (Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy) Act. Similarly, he supports passage of a DREAM Act that would give a pathway to citizenship for high school graduates who had been brought illegally into the country at an early age by their parents and without their knowledge. The idea of the STAPLE Act has been lobbied in Congress by entrepreneur billionaire Bill Gates and has bipartisan support. Representatives Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., both have introduced bills along those lines. The DREAM concept also has an almost decades’ long bipartisan history. First introduced by Republican Orin Hatch of Utah, the compelling idea became regarded by Democratic Hispanic Caucus strategists as the major driver of comprehensive immigration reform. But in the last days of 2010, Democratic leaders allowed it to go to the chambers as a stand-alone proposal. It was never debated in Congressional committees. A quickly drafted bill was introduced in the House on Dec. 7, passed Dec. 8 and sent to the
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Senate a week later, where it failed a cloture vote. While it was modified somewhat on the floor, in the end the bill was so disconnected from its original intent that both former Democratic and Republican supporters said they could not vote for it. Now it’s back. In May, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., reintroduced a DREAM Act that includes all the elements that were taken out in December. It can’t pass. So why did he do it? It is obvious that with the Republicans now dominating the House and the president up for reelection, the DREAM Act has become a negotiating chip. That’s because E-Verify seems likely to become law, possibly by the end of the year. The Legal Workforce act, introduced by House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith, R-Tex., would require U.S. businesses to verify through the federal electronic E-Verify system that all their employees were legally sanctioned to work or face stiff penalties. At present, use of the system is voluntary, but the requirement idea gained traction after the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld Arizona’s stringent E-Verify law. Now even the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce supports it. But the four Democrats left on the House Immigration Sub-Committee oppose the legislation unless it is attached to a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. At a hearing on June 15, they demanded to know if every E-Verify witness would support CIR — their litmus test. Few agreed. There are other pass scenarios for the DREAM Act, however, if Democrats really, really want it. It could be attached to the STAPLE Act, or to a bill that would ease the legalization of more agricultural workers. Such passage probably would have to be traded for other immigration reform issues perhaps less palatable to some Democratic leaders, such as a reduction in the number of family unification visas or even a withdrawal of birthright citizenship to children born to birth tourists or to illegal immigrant parents. Whether or not any new visa categories pass Congress this year, it is likely that the administration will continue to support stronger selected internal enforcement measures. President Obama stressed last month that the U.S. is not only a “nation of immigrants” but is also a “nation of
laws” (one assumes he meant “enforced” laws). The administration may strive to get more cooperation from political centrists by utilizing more thoroughly the relatively new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — founded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Some Democratic leaders agree. New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer often says that Americans like immigrants, but they do not like illegal immigration. The chair of the Senate Immigration Committee often proclaims that the main way to stop illegal immigration is to prevent employers from hiring workers without work permits. His first hearing was on strengthening E-Verify. Prospects of a high unemployment rate in election year 2012 make this argument sensible for vulnerable Democrats. At the same time, both parties seem to agree that retaining graduate foreign students will help make America more competitive as well as to double one of America’s most lucrative exports — a U.S. university education. Peggy Sands Orchowski is a U.C. Berkeley graduate and journalist.
and providing access to health care for all — each of which were discussed at length — are mere talking points; they underscore a genuine commitment of this president to, in the face of vicious resistance from all sides, achieve many of the policies he had promised. The economy, while slow to restart, is being fueled by rapid expansion in the critical sectors of manufacturing and agriculture — a much different form of recovery than the previous one which indirectly led to the housing crisis that still affects our region. The latest in a long line of environmental grants, the Rooftop Solar Challenge encourages consortia of municipalities and the private sector to propose strategies that would lower the administrative cost of permitting in rooftop solar installation. The administration’s technology platform, driven by the goals of democratizing government data and bringing together entrepreneurs, has fostered a climate in which a starving art student who moonlighted as a waiter recently won, much less could enter, a design competition for a major federal contract. The Bay Area, a national leader in areas such as renewable energy generation, green economics and academia, stands to deeply benefit from these initiatives. Of most importance, President Obama reasserted to us his interest in continuing to hear from you, our constituents. I return to the Bay Area refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to fight the crises that we are slowly but surely overcoming. I am now audacious enough to be optimistic once again, and I hope the people I serve might too see a glimmer of sun above the clouds. Igor Tregub is a Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner.
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Code: Rise in political activity expected due to cuts
of state budget cuts, an upswing in campus political activity is anticipated which will prove to be the ultimate test as to whether the â€œchanges made have been effective or not.â€? â€œWhen the effects of the new state budget cuts ripple through the UC system this coming year, we will be witnessing (and participating in) an upswing in protest and activism,â€? Goldstein said in an email. â€œThe (Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards) is going to get flooded with cases, and the ad-
tax revenues do not total $4 billion costs and health costs â€” and resulted in a $862 million funding challenge for the university, according to Lenz. With the additional $150 million cut passed in the state budget, Lenz said the UCâ€™s funding problem totals to over $1 billion, though the 9.6 percent fee increase could bring in an additional $265 million in revenue should it be approved by the regents. Additionally, Lenz said the UC could still face up to an additional $100 million in cuts should the state not realize $4 billion in tax revenues,
which the recently passed budget plan relies on, though the UC does not yet have a specific plan of action should those midyear cuts become a reality. â€œI think whatâ€™s happening is short of criminal, in the stateâ€™s failure to invest in what we feel is this economic engine and the kind of knowledge within our students that lead to a quality workforce that really could help the state rebound and gain fiscal stability,â€? he said. Allie Bidwell is the news editor.
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ministration needs to be prepared to give due process to these cases without suspending the timelines rules or modifying the code midsemester.â€? Task force member Daniela Urban, a UC Berkeley School of Law student and member of the Campus Rights Project, said that in terms of helping future protest-related student conduct cases, â€œregardless of what code of conduct is in effect, if the university is still viewing the protest as a disruption instead of a necessity, then they are still going to have problems with student conduct and student
protests.â€? â€œUntil they see (the protests) as a part of what needs to happen on campus to preserve public education, no code of conduct will improve that situation,â€? she said. â€œThe problem with student conduct wonâ€™t be solved until the university is ready to support the protests on campus and join in the anti-austerity demonstrations â€” fight for the university like their students are.â€? Allie Bidwell of The Daily Californian contributed to this report. Aaida Samad is an assistant news editor.
Admissions data show rise in out-of-state enrollment By Allie Bidwell | Senior Staff email@example.com A record number of students have accepted offers of admission to UC Berkeleyâ€™s incoming freshman class, including an increased number of out-of-state and international students totalling 30 percent, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Thursday. Over the past three years, the number of California resident enrollment has been steadily declining, while the number of out-of-state and international students has been on the rise â€” a 14.4 percent increase for out-of-state students and a 4.6 percent increase for international students, respectively, since the 2009-10 school year.
Systemwide, a total of 39,989 admitted freshmen plan to enroll for fall 2011, of whom 88 percent are California residents, while nonresidents represent a total of 13.9 percent, as compared with 10.7 percent in fall 2010. Currently, less than 6 percent of all UC undergraduates are nonresidents, according to a UCOP statement. â€œEven with the significant fee increases that weâ€™ve had in the past, the demand for access to the university continues to grow,â€? said Patrick Lenz, vice president for budget and capital resources for UCOP. â€œWeâ€™ve seen that campus growth almost at every single campus, and weâ€™ve seen increase in underrepresented students being admitted to the university.â€? According to Walter Robinson, campus assistant vice chancellor and
director of undergraduate enrollment, the number of out-of-state and international students attending UC Berkeley has been increasing to offset a lack of funding for students due to the UC being overenrolled by about 11,000 students systemwide. He added that the initial increase in nonresident students was necessary to offset the budget deficit from the state and bring the overall campus nonresident population to about 20 percent within the next few years. â€œWe started this whole trajectory of setting a nonresident enrollment target so we wouldnâ€™t have to reduce the total number of entering undergraduates,â€? Robinson said. â€œWithout the nonresident fees, we would have to reduce our total number of Californians by more than the number weâ€™ve currently re-
duced them by.â€? While UCLA has the same percentage of international students enrolled as freshmen for the 2011-12 school year â€” 11.4 percent â€” out-of-state students make up only 6.9 percent of the incoming freshmen, as opposed to UC Berkeleyâ€™s 18.4 percent. However, Robinson said some nonresident applicants may be at a disadvantage as compared to California residents. Though the campus reviews applications holistically â€” where each application is read in its entirety and scored by a reader â€” nonresident students must be determined to be academically equal to or stronger than California residents. Additionally, while the university has a way to evaluate California students based on their honors course-
work â€” which is approved by the university â€” nonresident students who complete honors coursework often do not receive the benefit of those classes simply because the university has no way of evaluating those classes. â€œWhen you compare the nonresident admits, you will see students with, by and large, stronger academic indicators,â€? Robinson said. â€œThey usually bring a larger number of academic subjects, and many of those courses are honors, but we just canâ€™t count them.â€? Robinson said that though different campuses have used different strategies to offset their overenrollment, UC Berkeley chose to increase its number of nonresident students because it is more attractive than other campuses to those students. Allie Bidwell is the news editor.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 453152 The name of the business: Brothers Sandwiches, street address 2144 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, mailing address 2144 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 is hereby registered by the following owners: Simon Nguyen, 708 35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Alameda County on June 21, 2011. Brothers Sandwiches Publish: 7/5, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/11. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT A. DUVAL CASE NO. RP11581332 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Robert A. Duval A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Douglass H. Duval in the Superior Court of California, County of ALAMEDA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Douglass A. Duval be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedentâ€™s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however,
the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: July 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM in Dept. 201 located at 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner Paula Leibovitz Goodwin 93 Morage Way, Suite 101 Orinda, CA 94563 Publish: 6/27/11, 6/30/11, 7/5/11
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS July 5, 2011 City of Berkeley Housing and Community Services Department 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor Berkeley, CA 94704 510/981-5400 REQUESTS FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about July 14, 2010, the City of Berkeley will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to administer the five programs listed below: 1. Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC) Berkeley Home Repair Program: This program was awarded $287,279 in CDBG funds. CESC provides minor home repairs along with health and safety improvements to low income homeowners with priority given to up to 200 senior and disabled homeowners. Home repairs are mainly limited to protection, restoration, or repair activities necessary to protect the residents and others from health and safety hazards. 2. Center for Independent Living (CIL) Residential Access for the Disabled Program: This program was awarded $142,675 in CDBG funds for the construction of access ramps and lifts for eight disabled Berkeley households, and interior health and safety improvements for up to 26 low and moderate income disabled Berkeley households. 3. Rebuilding Together Safe Homes Project: This program was awarded $100,000 in CDBG funds for volunteers to make health and safety improvements to homes owned by low-income elderly and disabled
persons. Rebuilding Together anticipates repairs will be made to about 18 homes. 4. City of Berkeley Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program: Administered by City staff, this program was awarded $171,600 in CDBG funds to enable up to four low-income senior and disabled Berkeley home owners to undertake minor rehabilitation and repairs of their properties. The program is administered by City staff. 5. City of Berkeley Super Weatherization Program: This program was awarded $277,647 in CDBG funds. The program is administered by City staff and involves installation of extensive home weatherization measures and home repairs free of charge for up to 75 low-income households. Services include window and door replacements, wall and other envelope repairs, and appliance replacement. Activities undertaken as part of the programs listed above are either categorically exempt from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) under 24 CFR Part 58.34(a) of federal regulations or categorically excluded from environmental review under NEPAâ€™s 24 CFR Part 58.35(a) (3) of federal regulations. Therefore, no environmental assessment has been prepared on these projects. The City of Berkeley has prepared a Rehabilitation Environmental Review (RER) form for each program (which specifies the Cityâ€™s area of consideration as all of Berkeley) and finds that none of the potential properties are located in a special flood hazard area (except as defined in the RER); nor is Berkeley in an area of coastal zone management as defined in federal law and regulations. Most of the activities undertaken as part of these rehabilitation programs are categorically excluded because
the improvements made do not alter environmental conditions and are limited to protection, repair or restoration activities necessary only to control or arrest the effects from disasters or imminent threats to public safety including those resulting from physical deterioration. Should the scope of work go beyond these types of activities, applicants to these Programs may have their properties subjected to further limited environmental review that will focus on the following areas: historic preservation; air quality; airport clear zones; explosive and flammable operations; toxic, hazardous, and radioactive materials; and flood insurance and flood disaster. Additional program information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Berkeley Housing Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, and may be examined or copied weekdays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Be Tran, Associate Planner, City of Berkeley Housing and Community Services Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley CA 94704. All comments received by July 13, 2011 will be considered by the City of Berkeley prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. E N V I R O N M E N T A L CERTIFICATION The City of Berkeley certifies to HUD that Phil Kamlarz in his capacity as City Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's approval of the
certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Berkeley to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entityâ€™s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date specified above or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Berkeley; (b) the City of Berkeley has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (d) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Section 58.76) and shall be addressed to: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Development, 9AD 600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94107-1387 Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Phil Kamlarz, City Manager City of Berkeley, California Publish: 7/5/11.
The Daily Californian sports
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sports in Brief Lockouts are threatening to cancel both the NBA and NFL seasons. Which of these two leagues could you not live without?
Cal takes third place in Directorâ€™s Cup standings
In 2010-2011, six different Cal teams finished in the top three nationally. The NFL is Americaâ€™s Goliath. The the second-highest paid player in the Over the years, I have developed a more interest from fans and effort league packs stadiums unlike anyone NBA this year was Rashard Lewis. He standard weekend routine during from players â€” regardless of their Now, for the first time ever, else in the country, and its viewing averaged 11.7 points per game last football season: Wake up Saturday teamsâ€™ previous records. I get excited so has the athletic program figures dwarf the competition. What season. This makes owners angry. morning, watch college football, go on Sunday morning when I see my itself. other single game makes commer- (Note: A lot of fans think players are to sleep. Wake up Sunday morning, below-.500 Arizona Cardinals play With 1,219.50 points, Cal Ma^=Zber<Zeb_hkgbZg 3D<<H cials an event of their own? If money overpaid and should just suck it up. ing their last football game of the watch the NFL, get ready forMankl]Zr%FZr,%+))0 placed third for its highest-evtalks, itâ€™s been shouting football for Have they thought about how much season. school. more owners make?) years. This has been sewn inside me as I donâ€™t quite get the same rush for er showing in the Directorâ€™s And thatâ€™s why the NBA lockout is Now, ownership is demanding a deeply as fireworks inside every an NBA regular season game. Most Cup standings. The final standhard salary cap and a scaling back of so much worse. know that the real fun lies in the playFourth of July celebration. ings, which were announced No, the NFL lockout doesnâ€™t look like not just future but current salaries. With the current NFL lockout offs, so they donâ€™t really give a hoot on Friday, rank the success of itâ€™s going to end just yet. After brief Commissioner David Stern is happy threatening to derail the upcoming about a Wednesday night tilt between national intercollegiate athletto play hardball too, having reports of progress, it appears season, my routine is about to be dis- two mediocre clubs. ics programs based on finishes said that the leagueâ€™s offers that the owners and the And if there is no NFL season, turbed. will only lower once the players have reached anoththen what happens to fantasy If the NFL season is indeed lost, I in up to 20 sports (10 apiece lockout takes effect. While er impasse. But go check football? will be as furious as a for men and women). the NBA is more of a playNFL.com for a second. Now, Nothing â€” not mother bear rudely awak Stanford took first place in erâ€™s league than any other, check NBA.com. Notice even fantasy basened during her hibernathe rankings, followed by Ohio the owners still pull all the anything different? ketball â€” can tion. State. strings. (Why else would The latter looks like it replace the either Although I know I have Overall, Calâ€™s academic year a terrible person like was made six or seven years ecstasy or despair college football by my Donald Sterling still be ago because the NBA canâ€™t that fantasy footside on Saturdays, I still featured 14 teams that placed in allowed to own a use pictures or videos of any ball provides every need my NFL games to the top 10, including three team?) current players. Thatâ€™s how weekend. end the weekend with national champions (rugby, To make the timing serious this is. The NFL Thanks to the an exclamation point. If menâ€™s and womenâ€™s swimming) extra painful, the NBA is canâ€™t run OTAs that no one lockout, another college football is the appeand three runners-up (volleyâ€” excuse me, was â€” riding really wants to go to anyform of entertaintizer, the NFL is the main on the momentum of a fanway. NBA employees need ment may be ball, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s water dish. tastic season. permission to go to playersâ€™ snatched away from There might be a handful of polo). Poof. weddings. me. people out there who would be satis In addition, six other squads As a fan, I can manage a To oversimplify everyWhile I can bicker about having fied with only the appetizer, but who garnered top-five finishes: basething, the NFL labor dispute is tied few weeks without pro football. College in their right mind would say no to a no fantasy football, others believe ball, softball, menâ€™s gymnastics, up over revenue sharing. Thereâ€™s football has plenty of storylines to keep that the NFL lockout has deeper full course meal? menâ€™s soccer and menâ€™s and plenty of cash to go around; everyone everyone excited until the big boys The main reason I dread a lost social repercussions. just needs to figure out how to split it come to their senses. 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Former Cal striker Alex Morgan is the youngest member of a U.S. team vying for a Women’s World Cup title.
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lex Morgan didn’t waste much time between her collegiate and international soccer careers. In fact, there was barely a transition at all. “It kind of overlapped,” the former Cal captain and current U.S. national team member says. “I was at a point in my junior and senior year where I needed to finish my school if I wanted to have a chance at making the World Cup roster.” It’s not surprising how quickly Morgan solidified a spot, given her track record during intermittent appearances with the senior national squad last year. Morgan’s first international goal, an 83rd-minute equalizer against China to save the U.S. from a 1-0 loss, came just 12 minutes after she was subbed in. The moment that most directly earned her place on the squad, however, also helped earn the United States a Women’s World Cup berth. After an unexpected loss to Mexico during last November’s CONCACAF tournament, the U.S. was fighting for a bid in a deadlocked match against Italy. That’s when Morgan came to the rescue again. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, she gave the United States a 1-0 lead — and the leg up it needed in the two-game series to reach this summer’s tournament in Germany. organ spent the following months watching tapes of Argentinian phenom Lionel Messi, among others, while preparing for the caliber of soccer she is now facing at the World Cup. The United States’ youngest team member at 22, Morgan can also learn from Messi’s exceptionally early stardom. Though both stars are competing in the highest tier of international soccer at a young age, the paths they took are entirely divergent. “I wanted to make sure that soccer was the one sport I wanted to play and pursue through college and maybe further than that,” Morgan says. “I was balancing three or four sports before and through high school, and finally when I entered high school I decided I wanted to start playing club soccer and commit more time to it.” At the time Morgan was making that decision, Messi was 16 and already playing with FC Barcelona. When comparing Morgan and Messi’s respective journeys to national team prominence, a look at
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the different worlds of men’s and women’s soccer is instructive. On the men’s side, just five teams have managed to capture more than one World Cup since the event started in 1930. Many professional players, including Argentina’s young Ballon d’Or winner come from academies affiliated with the prestigious clubs to which players aspire. Conversely, the arena of women’s soccer is an open playing field. The Women’s World Cup is just two years younger than Morgan herself, with the first few events being dominated by Norway, China and the U.S. Since then, women’s soccer has created an atmosphere in which newcomers — both teams and individuals like Morgan — could thrive. “There are still five tops that have been there for a decade or so, but you have teams creeping up there that weren’t even in the top 10 before,” Morgan says. “It all just goes back to kind of putting a little bit more financial support and focus into the women’s programs.” Women’s soccer has received that support in the past, most prominently after America claimed the 1999 World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Iconic players like Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Brandi Chastain graced the covers of almost every major publication — as well as advertisements, from Wheaties, to Nike, to Gatorade and back. That success snowballed into the women’s first American professional league — the WUSA — in 2000. Things went went less smoothly from there, however. The national team fell short in the World Cup semifinals to Germany in the summer of 2003, and the WUSA folded that September. And after winning gold at the 2004 Olympics, Hamm and Chastain retired, along with Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett. The national team was at a crossroads, learning to play without the veteran leadership on which it had relied for so long. The U.S. faced up-and-coming teams like Brazil, which defeated America 4-0 in the 2007 World Cup semifinal. Yet, the possibilities presented by 1999’s dramatic victory are still on the back of the young team’s mind. For Morgan and her teammates, there is a lot at stake this summer. “I obviously want to to win a World Cup gold medal and make the Olympic roster,” Morgan says. “In a broader sense, I want to help gain attention from Americans and the U.S. and gain supporters that way.” As the first overall draft pick in the Women’s Professional Soccer
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league, Morgan’s career depends on drumming up that support on the international field. Since her graduation last fall, the Bears’ former striker has lived in world that revolved around soccer. “When I was a student-athlete, I would need to balance my soccer life and my personal life, not every semester would focus on soccer work,” she says. “Now this is your job, so when you’re going to practice, you need to focus 100 percent on that practice and get yourself mentally prepared every day for those practices and games because your job does depend on it.” The Diamond Bar, Calif. native has prepared for the World Cup so much that she has yet to spend more than a week in Buffalo, N. Y., where she plays with the Western New York Flash. “My team here (the national team) has been amazing” she says. “I call them my second family because we’re with each other more than our own families and friends back home, and I’ve really been able to learn and gain a lot from being with them.” organ and her “second family” represent a second generation of sorts for American women’s soccer. They are looking to fill the exceptionally large cleats of the 90s national team. “There is definitely a lot of pressure on us to do well,” Morgan says, “but I think we thrive off of pressure, and we’ve done well dealing with pressure in the past.” Her past goals with the national team have demonstrated that Morgan can play under heat, particularly since she has always come off the bench to score them. The ability to finish when it really matters is not surprising given her career at Cal, where she was the top scorer in each of her four seasons and finished third all-time in points. Pressure, however, has become a buzz word surrounding the national team’s World Cup campaign. As one of the last to qualify, the squad is taking to the field to answer questions about its ability to compete internationally. “We’re not scared of the pressure,” Morgan says. “We’re kind of trying to embrace it, and just excited to get over to Germany and see what we can produce out of it.” The United States has won their first two games of group play, but the heat isn’t on just yet. Having already advanced to the quarterfinals, America closes out group play against Sweden — an international contender for the past decade. Their performance in Germany will determine how Morgan and her team are seen in the next one.
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