Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said he is “very hopeful” about solving the homicide case of Adolfo Ignacio Celedón, 35, who was killed on Adeline Street near Emerson on Sunday, Sept. 12, while walking home from a party with his fiancée, Amber Nelson.
The grim face of Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour yesterday confirmed that nothing about yesterday’s announcements of five sports being cut from the varsity list was easy. For outside observers, even after absorbing the words of Barbour and Chancellor Robert Birgeneau at the press conference, and the fact sheets handed out by the university’s media relations team, the biggest puzzle was the demotion of the rugby team to a new, “varsity club” status.
In a sombre press conference this afternoon, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and Vice-Chancellor Frank Yeary explained their decision to cut five varsity sports: baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s rugby and women’s lacrosse.
Following a joint faculty/alumni report urging cuts in the University of California Berkeley’s subsidies to its athletics programs, the university will announce today the elimination of five varsity sports: baseball, rugby, men’s and women’s gymnastics, and women’s lacrosse.