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Golden Bear Orientation

“The exciting thing about Berkeley is that it's so open and the student body is so diverse.”
Daniel McFadden, 2000 Nobelist, economics

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University president Benjamin Ide Wheeler

Wheeler's 20-year presidency ushered in the “golden years” of growth and distinction for the university. Finances stabilized, library and scholarship funds were created and Wheeler attracted research grants and a distinguished faculty. The university's…

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