Happy 150th Birthday!

Campus leaders, faculty, staff, students and alums celebrate 150 years of UC and of Berkeley, 'its shining jewel'

“When I began my career at Berkeley, now decades ago, I fell in love with this place.”
Carol Christ, Chancellor
“I love Berkeley. Our students give me hope for the future.”
Robert Reich, professor of public policy and former U.S. secretary of labor
“Berkeley is a glorious place. Everywhere you turn you find this commitment to excellence.”
Oliver Williamson, 2009 Nobelist, economics


Free Speech Movement

Over the course of the fall semester of 1964, students and university administrators clash over the right to advocate for political causes on the Berkeley campus. Mario Savio and other students are suspended,…

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