Fall 2020

Her Story: 150 Years of Women at Cal

Features

 

On the Frontlines

How women led the battle against the 1918 flu
By Emma Silvers
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150 Years of Women at Cal

A sesquicentennial timeline
By Editorial Staff
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The Daring Ida Jackson

California’s first Black educator, in her own words
By Editorial Staff
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Swift Justice

When Berkeley Law denied tenure to Eleanor Swift, she fought back.
By Erin Blakemore
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Telegraph

 

Making Space

Julia Morgan changed California’s architecture and opened the field for women
By Laura Smith
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Now This: The Berkeley Women’s Canon

From Joan Didion to Jenny Odell, peruse our annotated bookshelf
By Laura Smith
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How Will it End? A Q&A on Pandemics, Past and Present

Health and medicine historian Elena Conis puts coronavirus into perspective.
By Ying Zhao
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The UC System Has Officially Gone Test Optional. What Now?

Inside the University of California’s bold move to reinvent admissions amid a pandemic
By Josh Marcus
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A Historic Vote May Restore Affirmative Action in California

Earlier this year, the UC Regents backed the repeal of Prop 209.
By Brandon Patterson
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Shutdowns Hurt. They Also Save Lives.

Despite the economic and job losses, shelter-in-place orders prevented millions of coronavirus cases.
By Ying Zhao
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Mixed Media

Editors’ Picks: What to read, watch, and listen to this fall.
By Editorial Staff
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The Gate

 

Coming Out in Academia

A Q&A with English Professor Grace Lavery
By Steven Rascón
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Spotlight: Opinionated Women

From Jennifer Rubin to Michelle Goldberg, meet some of Berkeley’s most opinionated writers.
By Ying Zhao
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First Person: Angela Little at 100

Meet the professor emerita of nutrition sciences and one of Berkeley’s oldest alums
By Angela Little, as told to Ying Zhao
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Snapp Chats

Our columnist speaks with an infectious disease expert, an aspiring justice, and a war veteran.
By Martin Snapp
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Chancellor’s Letter

Navigating a triple crisis
By Carol T. Christ
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Perspectives

 

Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

Rewriting history
By Pat Joseph
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