University of California/Berkeley
| University of California/Berkeley |
• land grant
|Subgroups||UC Berkeley/School of Law|
|Other name||Golden Bears|
|Subpage||•University 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.
“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) 
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.
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.
|University of California/Berkeley/School of Law||1911||Many prominent US lawyers and judges have studied here.|
Alumni on Wikispooks
|An SEC whistleblower|
|Allan Francovich||23 March 1941||24 April 1997||US||Filmmaker||Francovich 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).|
|Alejandro Mayorkas||24 November 1959||Lawyer||A lawyer connected to Bill Clinton's 'Pardongate' episode|
|Peter Phillips||US||Academic||Director of ProjectCensored. In 1996 he completed a thesis about the Bohemian Grove|
|Alexander Soros||27 October 1985||US||The son of George Soros set to inherit his empire|
|J. Christopher Stevens||18 April 1960||12 September 2012||US||Diplomat|