The Ark of Return

The history of slavery through architecture

Photo courtesy of Rodney Leon
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Hany Farid, Professor of EECS & the School of Information

The inauguration of Clark Kerr, Photo © UC Regents

1952

First chancellor of UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr

Clark Kerr becomes the first chancellor of UC Berkeley after a systemwide decision that each campus would have its own. In his tenure, Kerr began planning space that would become the…

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