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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.”


A White House Correspondent, A Vet, and Cal’s Mic Men

By Martin Snapp

Columnist Martin Snapp shares alumni’s stories.

(AP Photo/Horace Cort)

Berkeley’s Partnership with Tuskegee

By Rob Gunnison

In July of this year, Berkeley announced a partnership with Tuskegee University for the study of data and community, a mission that aligns with the long tradition at Tuskegee of using academic rigor to advance its social agenda.

The Edge Episode 20: Abolish Cars!

Car-free streets are no longer just an urban fantasy. In cities across the nation, a movement is growing to return the streets to the people. In this episode, we talk to two advocates about their quest to ‘pedestrianize’ Telegraph Avenue and their grand vision for a more walkable, bikeable future.

Where Do We Stand on Title IX?

By Margie Cullen

Donna Seid ’76 never thought she’d play a sport in college.

Laxmi, 2018

What Does the Post-Roe Future Look Like?

By Laura Smith

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, reversing 49 years of constitutional protection for abortion.

The Edge Episode 18: Into the Ishi Wilderness

Today, we’re featuring the audio version of California magazine’s recent cover story, “Into the Ishi Wilderness.”

Carleton E. Watkins, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library

This Land is Their Land

By Hayden Royster

To Phenocia Bauerle, the words “land-grant college” carry a particular weight. A member of the Apsáalooke tribe, she grew up in Montana, a state where, as she puts it, “it’s understood what a land-grant institution means: It means Native land was taken.”

Photo by Dexter Hake

Into the Ishi Wilderness

By Laura Smith

To get to the Ishi Wilderness you’ll want a full tank of gas and four-wheel-drive. Even then, you should be willing to ditch the car and walk. The approximately 41,000-acre wilderness area is located in the Lassen National Forest in a remote part of the southern Cascade foothills northeast of Chico, within sight of Mount Lassen.