As promised, the Clog is giving you the low-down on a preview of the kick-off for massive fund raising effort for Cal football.

Cal dreams of expanding the school’s $50 million sports endowment to a whopping $1 billion in the next 30 years. Criminy. Before you start creating your “1,000,000 strong for keeping UC fees down” Facebook groups, worry not–Cal plans to hit up the wealthiest among us as their first step to big, fat checks. And what faster way towards $1 billion than a little piece of property in the Cal stadium? We’re talking individual seats for up to $225,000 each. As usual, these monied football fans’ first-class section includes complimentary food, parking (a privelege for which most Berkeleyans would give up their first-born) and lounge access. read more »


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In all seriousness, though, over 1,000 Berkeley students took to the Edwards Stadium track from 10:00 a.m. yesterday until 10:00 a.m. today to raise almost $37,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Participants formed teams and camped out on the field, while at least one member of the team circled the track at all times throughout the 24-hour period. The event had the whole fund-raising bit down pat–free food, free clothing, myriad entertainment. It was almost as if they set up some kind of small Depression Era shanty town of temporary dwellings right there in the stadium … almost? OK, maybe not. Also, we’re jerks.

Anyway, various student organizations came out to “celebrate, remember, and fight back.” The Greeks were out in spades, as were cultural clubs and performance groups. The top team was sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. Nicely done, Berkeley!

Image Source: Jill Cowan
Relay for Life [Website]
UC Berkeley Relay for Life [The American Cancer Society]