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Berkeley Being Berkeley: Twisted Saga to Design Nation’s 1st City Council Seat for Students
Say what you will about the melodrama of The West Wing, the boorishness of Veep, or the unabashed venality on display in House of Cards, at least the politics of TV fiction are entertaining. Such is usually not the case in real life. When last we tuned into Berkeley, it was to report that the […]
Little Pink Houses: Berkeley Staff Cartographer Sets Out to Map the Heart of a Neighborhood
For years, Darin Jensen ’99, lecturer and staff cartographer in UC Berkeley’s Geography Department, has taught his students to create neighborhood maps that don’t merely identify the streets and avenues, hills and creeks where they live, but capture the quality of life that is lived there. Students would take to the streets in search of […]
Berkeley City Council’s historic offer: Take a seat, Cal
Berkeley is about to become the nation’s first. Yes, other cities have toyed with the idea of creating a student-centric city council district—most notably Burlington, Vermont, home of the University of Vermont (and perhaps not incidentally, the jam band Phish). But Berkeley City Council is actually doing it, having given preliminary approval to a redistricting map […]