The Winter Issue’s Editor’s NoteBy Pat Joseph
“The University is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.”
Trouble with Safe SpacesBy Dhoha Bareche
Last Summer on Reddit, someone posted a picture of the house rules at the Person of Color Berkeley Student Cooperative, also called Castro House, that stated “white guests are not allowed in common spaces.”
Berkeley People Shaking Up the Food SceneBy Madeline Taub
Chefs, a baker, a cannabis confectioner, and more
A White House Correspondent, A Vet, and Cal’s Mic MenBy Martin Snapp
Columnist Martin Snapp shares alumni’s stories.
What to Read and Watch this Winter
The best from Berkeley’s writers and film makers
Letter from Berkeley’s ChancellorBy Chancellor Carol T. Christ
Our university’s return to the full range of in-person research, teaching, learning, and extracurricular activities has helped to confirm what we have long believed: All that we do, and all that we are, is supported and enhanced by the thousands of daily collaborations and interactions among members of our community.
Did You Know Saturn’s Rings are New?By Margie Cullen
In middle school science class, the planets were all reduced to their most obvious characteristic. Mercury is the smallest planet, Jupiter the biggest. Uranus is the funny one. And Saturn is the one with rings.
How To Speak Sperm WhaleBy Madeline Taub, M.J. ’23
Learning a new language is hard, especially when no human speaks it.
Nobel Season Brings Halloween Hat TrickBy Margie Cullen
Every year, October brings two things: Halloween and Nobel Week. This year, the Berkeley laureates (yes, multiple!) seemed to combine the two.
How Berkeley is Improving Equity and InclusionBy Lizeth De La Luz
Five Questions with Dania Matos, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
Berkeley’s Partnership with TuskegeeBy 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.
Did Mice Reveal the Fountain of Youth?By David Ye
An experiment conducted by the lab of Berkeley bioengineering professor Irina Conboy showed that a single transfusion of blood from older mice to younger mice triggered cellular senescence in the younger animals.