Letters: July 29 – Aug. 5

I was deeply disturbed by the admission to undergraduate status of Khairi Fortt, a Penn State football player, only a few days before the new term opens. From all indications, he was “admitted” by the Athletic Department, without application or the critical vetting that thousands of other would-be undergraduates went through nearly a year ago.
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Photo Gallery: Memorial Stadium

The retrofitting and renovation of the new California Memorial Stadium is slated to be finished for the first Cal football game at the very beginning of September. The bulk of the construction work started in December 2010 with the stadium to be game-ready in September 2012 and final completion in
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Bears fall to 11th in latest Director’s Cup

The Cal athletics program consistently ranks among the top programs in the country. But this year, that rank is a little lower than normal. Cal finished 11th in this year’s Director’s Cup, an annual award which tracks schools’ success across each of their NCAA sports. A year after finishing third
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Local police agencies seek to share armored vehicle

UCPD, Berkeley Police Department and Albany Police Department recently decided to partner to seek funding for an armored vehicle despite opposition from community members who fear it will be used to suppress protests. The proposal for the armored vehicle, known as the East Bay Tactical Intervention Vehicle, has not yet
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Man beaten unconscious outside Cal-Fresno State football game

A man was beaten unconscious outside of San Francisco’s Candlestick Park prior to the start of the Cal-Fresno State football game Saturday afternoon. According to the San Francisco Police Department, the incident occurred in the parking lot of Candlestick Park, when a sergeant on bicycle patrol responded to commotion coming
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Cal takes third place in Director’s Cup standings

Finish is school's highest ever

In 2010-2011, six Cal teams finished in the top three nationally. Now, for the first time, so has the athletic program itself. With 1,219.50 points, Cal placed third for its highest-ever showing in the Director’s Cup standings, which rank the success of national intercollegiate athletics programs based on finishes in up
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