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Good News from Berkeley: October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Berkeley remains the No.1 public university in the world; closer to campus, Cal archivists chronicle the Disability Rights Movement’s rich history. From the world of pro sports, NFL head coach Ron Rivera ’83 supports Cal softball in a big way.

UC Berkeley remains the world’s top public and fourth best university overall in the latest global rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Oxford round out the top five, with two other UC campuses, UCLA and UCSF, making the top 20. | UC Berkeley

NFL head coach Ron Rivera ’83 and spouse Stephanie Rivera ’85 made a $500,000 gift to Cal softball. The gift will help improve Cal’s softball facilities at the current Levine-Fricke Softball Field, which when reopened will be named the Rivera Family Softball Field. | Sports Illustrated

Dedication of UC Berkeley archivists reveals the genesis of US disability rights movement. The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement archives at the Bancroft Library chronicles the movement’s origins, in Berkeley and across the nation, that would bring marked improvements for the disability community. | UC Berkeley

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