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Coming together at Cal WHEN PLANNING BEGAN FOR the February issue of The Promise of Berkeley, naturally we were inspired by the month of love to explore how Cal, like Cupid, awakens the passions we pursue in our lives. But events around the world demand a deeper look. In July, Berkeley lost two students in the terrorist attacks in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Nice, France. Following the U.S. elections, many in the community, especially students, expressed fear and anxiety about a seemingly uncertain and unwelcoming future. And in February, violence erupted when an outside group disturbed an otherwise peaceful protest of a controversial speaker. In almost every instance, the campus came together in profound and healing ways. Taking all of this into account, we offer stories about how Cal,


The Promise of Berkeley


Winter 2017

Promise of Berkeley Winter 2017