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Inspired to give

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Berkeley parents proudly make the case for support By David Peterkofsky Jennifer and Doug Claman maintain very busy schedules — she is an obstetrician and gynecologist, and he is an investor and broker working in industrial real estate. But giving back is also a priority for the couple from Manhattan Beach, California, and nowhere is … Continue Reading »

For board co-chairs, leadership is personal

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By Amy Cranch When her daughter Annie was accepted into Berkeley, Beth Miller felt a shock to her system. “My other three children went to smaller schools closer to home in New York. Annie is the only one who got away from me,” she says with a subtle mixture of sadness and humor. But Annie … Continue Reading »

Athletics: Spring sports

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Cal sports are in full swing this semester with the winter programs in the heart of their schedules and many spring seasons already underway. There are plenty of opportunities to watch Golden Bear men’s and women’s basketball in action in Haas Pavilion through the end of February. Both squads end their home schedules on Saturday, … Continue Reading »

Cal Student Philanthropy: Housing the Bears

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Attending UC Berkeley is an academic challenge in itself, but it can be an even bigger challenge for students who struggle with securing stable housing. A November 2021 student Pulse Survey (brief, regular campus surveys of students to assess well-being) revealed that 26.5% of undergraduate students and 21.1% of graduate students faced housing insecurity since … Continue Reading »

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