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A New EPA Rule Targets Tailpipe Emissions

By Leah Worthington

Ten days before Earth Day, on April 12, the Biden administration announced plans to significantly curtail vehicular emissions through unprecedented regulations that, if finalized, would mark a turning point in the electrification of everything from passenger vehicles to big rig trucks.

Inflation Reduction Act Marks U.S.’s Biggest Investment in Fighting the Climate Crisis

By Leah Worthington

Last August, as Californians faced a deepening drought, Pakistan battled devastating floods, and the FBI captivated the world with its dramatic raid of Mar-a-Lago, a landmark piece of legislation snuck its way into federal law.

Patrick Welsh

The Legacy of Berkeley’s I-House

By Margie Cullen

Meet five notable alumni who made waves in their fields

Dhingra with Planned Parenthood advocates on the north steps of the state capitol building (Washington State Legislature)

Berkeley Alumni Led a Historic Effort to Safeguard Reproductive Freedom

By Margie Cullen

When a judge in Texas issued his ruling invalidating the FDA’s approval of abortion pill mifepristone on April 8th, Karen Keiser ’69, MSJ ’73 was outraged.

All In and Zoomed Out

By Geoff Koch

What started as a way for a group of venture capital besties to convene during the COVID lockdown has become a podcast sensation.

(Jack Krusemark)

Scaling the Climate Crisis

By Margie Cullen

Molly Kawahata lives in Bozeman, Montana, so that she can climb frozen waterfalls in the frigid Rocky Mountain winters.

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The Edge Episode 21: Abolish Race (in Medicine)!

For centuries, doctors have medically treated people differently according to their race because they believed that race is biological. But in the last few years, medical professionals and activists have argued that this is both wrongheaded and can be dangerous to people’s health. In this episode, we talk to Stephen Richmond, a primary care physician and assistant professor at Stanford about the movement to abolish race from medicine and how race and biology do and do not intersect. 

(Marcus Hanschen)

The Push to Abolish Cars on Telegraph

By Margie Cullen

On a Sunday in September, Telegraph Avenue looked a little different.

D-O-A-R: U.S. Justice Department attorney and Berkeley Law alumnus John Doar on the long walk to Montgomery, March 21, 1965. (1976 Matt Herron/Take Stock/TopFoto)

The Surprising Story of the Berkeley Attorneys Who Helped Desegregate the South

By Rob Gunnison

Anthony Lee simply wanted to go to high school.

11 Things You’ll Never Believe Came Out of Berkeley!

By Pat Joseph

Yeah, okay, you’ll probably believe some of it. Still, we think it’s a fun list.

The law school’s dean, Erwin Chemerinsky (Irene Yi/© UC Regents)

Discriminatory Bylaws and Free Speech

By Pat Joseph

On September 28, 2022, an opinion piece ran in the Los Angeles–based Jewish Journal that carried the alarming headline, “Berkeley Develops Jewish-Free Zones.”

Clark Kerr [l], former President of the University of California, leaves a meeting of the Board of Regents after they fired him at Governor Ronald Reagan's insistence. (Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Winter Issue’s Editor’s Note

By Pat Joseph

“The University is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.”