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Cal Athletics mourns passing of soccer player Eloi Vasquez

April 1, 2015:

The 19-year-old student, said Athletic Director Mike Williams, was “a, wonderful young man who excelled both athletically and academically… This is a tremendous loss for our men’s soccer program, our athletic department and our whole university community.”

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world February 4, 2015:

Cal Athletics’ first All-American football player (he played from 1916 to 1918), Walter Gordon continued to be a trailblazer after graduation, in fields including policing and law. He served as Governor of the Virgin Islands and a federal judge. Read undergrad Allison Spivack’s piece on a remarkable life.

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award December 9, 2014:

Seth Holmes, an assistant professor of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Anthropology program, teaches in Berkeley’s School of Public Health and is the director of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Ph.D. on hold, White House fellow’s stars align at NASA

Ph.D. on hold, White House fellow’s stars align at NASA December 4, 2014:

Dan Hammer, a Berkeley Ph.D. candidate, has been a volunteer firefighter, was instrumental in launching Global Forest Watch, taught math at San Quentin, raced canoes in the South Pacific, and boasts a personal-best 27 seconds at solving a Rubik’s Cube. And now he’s a Presidential Innovation Fellow, working on quantum computing for NASA.

For student regent, sitting on UC board means taking a stand

For student regent, sitting on UC board means taking a stand November 25, 2014:

Though she’s missed classes, lost sleep and put her social life on hold since becoming UC student regent in July, Berkeley social-welfare major Sadia Saifuddin is upbeat about the role, calling it a “blessing” and a job “I was meant to do.”