EppsNet Archive: UC Berkeley

Stumbling Blocks

I was walking near the Orange Circle this afternoon . . . Chapman University, which is nearby, must have been having a graduation. I saw a young woman in a graduation gown cross the street toward me. She was wearing high heels and when she stepped onto a set of those sidewalk bumps that keep blind people from inadvertently striding… Read more →

Universities Are Beautiful, California Is Beautiful, UCs Are Beautiful

“It’s those nights when you hike up to the Big C at 5 am, just to take pictures, that make college worth it.” ? #berkeleypov by @a.sp.m #ucberkeley #campanile #nightlights Edited by UC Berkeley A post shared by UC Berkeley (@ucberkeleyofficial) on Feb 6, 2018 at 5:57pm PST And just like that, it's Friday again @ucsandiego | Photo credit: @alexislzarco?… Read more →

Berkeley Sunset

“Although it's an old image, it still remains one of the best sunsets I have ever seen at Cal.” A hyperreal #myucberkeley by @yumeeeeeeng. Edited by UC Berkeley. #ucberkeley #sathertower #campanile Happy Friday, everyone. Happy end of Fall ’17, students. And, congratulations to our December graduates. Fiat Lux and Go Bears! ✨🐻🎓✨ Tag your best Berkeley pics with #myucberkeley. We’ll… Read more →

UC Berkeley Creates Website Devoted to Free Speech

I hope it addresses the question of why people I disagree with are allowed to speak freely despite their triggering opinions. Haha seriously though, I think the website should consist entirely of this one sentence: “Have somebody read the First Amendment to the United States Constitution out loud to you, you God damned fool!” Read more →

When You Lose the Mayor of Berkeley, You’ve Lost America

In the aftermath of a right-wing rally Sunday that ended with anarchists chasing attendees from a downtown park, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin urged UC Berkeley on Monday to cancel conservatives’ plans for a Free Speech Week next month to avoid making the city the center of more violent unrest. “I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some… Read more →

No Political Violence on the Left?

I’m still shaking my head on this one: Even left-wing stalwarts like The Atlantic know that the Post’s “no violence on the left” premise is bogus: Look how peaceful and non-violent everyone is in the Post photo. Contrast that with, for example, these protesters at Berkeley earlier this year: I’m drawn to Berkeley examples because our son went to Berkeley… Read more →

It’s Hard to Tell the Violent, Intolerant Fascists Without a Scorecard

Sometimes it’s hard to remember which side the violent, intolerant fascists are on. 🙂 Mario Savio is spinning in his grave (I hope) . . . Read more →

Shake it Off (aka Haters Gonna Hate)

A Chinese woman tells me that being around white guys inhibits her ability to make edgy (i.e., racist) comments about white guys . . . I reply, “White guys didn’t get to be what we are by peeing in our pants and crying for our mamas every time someone calls us a name. Haters gonna hate. That has been amply… Read more →

Chancellor Dirks Resigns

“Among other things,” Dirks said, “I’m tired of damned fools stopping me in the street for photos.” Read more →

2015 Cal Graduation Video

I have a short video from the Haas Business School graduation last year, I don’t think I ever posted it . . . Read more →

Chillin’ With the Chancellor

I was walking west on Durant crossing Telegraph a block south of the UC Berkeley campus (see map below) when I saw a couple of good-looking yellow labs, probably less than a year old, crossing in the other direction. I was so focused on the dogs that I didn’t notice until I had passed them that they were being walked… Read more →

Hanging Out With the Cal Drum Line

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Haas, Campanile, Sunset

@_kateashley encapsulates sunset, season, Campanile, and @berkeleyhaas all in one #myucberkeley shot. #ucberkeley #cronkgate #berkeleyhaas #sathertower #campanile #campanile100 Photo edited by UC Berkeley. A photo posted by UC Berkeley (@ucberkeley) on Oct 16, 2015 at 7:35pm PDT Read more →

Walking in San Francisco

Our boy is working and living in San Francisco now, We went to visit him last weekend . . . It’s hard to drive and park in SF so a lot of people walk to where they need to go. Our hotel was a few blocks from the boy’s apartment but for the most part, we left the car in… Read more →

Berkeley Commencement 2015 (Photos)

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Goodbye Berkeley

Oh to be young and strong and accomplish a longtime goal! Goodbye Berkeley, it’s been a great four years … Read more →

Now What?

We’re in Berkeley for Casey’s graduation tomorrow . . . we got a text from him earlier this week saying “I just took my last two college exams.” Thus ends a journey that began 17 years ago on the first day of kindergarten, which I feel like I remember too vividly for it to have been 17 years ago, but… Read more →

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