University of California/Berkeley

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Group.png University of California/Berkeley  
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Seal of University of California, Berkeley.svg
MottoFiat lux
Type• Public
• research
• land grant
SubgroupsUC Berkeley/School of Law
Other nameGolden Bears
SubpageUniversity of California/Berkeley/School of Law
A "liberal" university in "the most liberal city in California".

The University of California, Berkeley is a public, land-grant research university in California. Established in 1868 as the state's first land-grant university, it was the first campus of the University of California system.

Berkeley hosts many leading research institutes, including the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the Space Sciences Laboratory. It founded and maintains close relationships with three national laboratories at Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos, and has played a prominent role in many scientific advances, from the Manhattan Project and the discovery of 16 chemical elements to breakthroughs in computer science and genomics. Berkeley is also known for political activism and the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.

"Most liberal city in California"?

Business Insider designated Berkeley "the most liberal city in California". The classification was based on one’s affinity for the Democratic Party, tolerance for abortion, secular habits, locational preferences for residence, as well as beliefs on climate change, gun policy and government involvement in regard to taxes.[1]

“Anthony Fauci’s uninterrupted flow of millions of dollars to its labs and med school had by the 1980s transformed Berkeley — a mecca for free speech in the 1960s — into an omphalos of reaction and medical heterodoxy. In a pioneering template for “cancel culture,” the university unceremoniously stripped Duesberg — then at the very top of his field — of everything: government funding, grad students, a proper lab, and invitations to conferences. Only his tenured position prevented Berkeley from ridding itself of the iconoclastic researcher altogether.”
JFK Jr (2021)  [2]

Face mask

As of March 2022, UC Berkeley is providing surgical masks and N95s to employees. Cloth face coverings are no longer allowed alone, but may still be worn over a surgical mask to improve fit. Instructors may pick up a reusable face shield.[3]


Berkeley alumni and faculty counted among their ranks [When?] 110 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Award winners, 14 Fields Medalists, 28 Wolf Prize winners, 103 MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipients, 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 19 Academy Award winners. The university has produced seven heads of state or government; six chief justices, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren; 22 cabinet-level officials; 11 governors; and 25 living billionaires.[citation needed]



University of California/Berkeley/School of Law1911Many prominent US lawyers and judges have studied here.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Gary AguirreUSWhistleblower
An SEC whistleblower
Allan Francovich23 March 194124 April 1997USFilmmakerFrancovich was a talented and courageous filmmaker who produced unparalleled exposés of various misdeeds by the powerful. Termed a 'charlatan' by some, a "conspiracy theorist" by others (though not by Wikipedia).
Peter LavoyUSSpook
"Terror expert"
Alejandro Mayorkas24 November 1959LawyerA lawyer connected to Bill Clinton's 'Pardongate' episode
Peter PhillipsUSAcademicDirector of ProjectCensored. In 1996 he completed a thesis about the Bohemian Grove
Alexander Soros27 October 1985USThe son of George Soros set to inherit his empire
J. Christopher Stevens18 April 196012 September 2012USDiplomat