Former UC Berkeley student, Cloyne resident dies 7 years after drug overdose

Former UC Berkeley student John Gibson, pictured on the right, died Sunday at the age of 28 after suffering irreversible brain damage from a near-fatal drug overdose in 2010.
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Former UC Berkeley student John Gibson, pictured on the right, died Sunday at the age of 28 after suffering irreversible brain damage from a near-fatal drug overdose in 2010.

John Gibson, a former UC Berkeley student and Cloyne Court co-op resident, sustained irreversible brain damage from a near-fatal drug overdose in 2010. Seven years and $3 million of medical bills later, Gibson died Sunday in hospice care at the age of 28.
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The last Clone

Six months after Cloyne Court was purged of its membership, the final remaining member is preparing to pack his bags

It’s been about six months since the campus’s largest student cooperative house was purged of its membership after efforts to alter the house’s culture. All but one of the house’s residents have left, and now, the final remaining member is getting ready to pack his bags.
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Future of Cloyne Court hinges on vote Thursday night

The Berkeley Student Cooperative’s Board of Directors will vote this Thursday on the future one of the largest cooperative houses in the country, Cloyne Court, after a month of heated debate, high emotions and late-night conversations among many co-op members.
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Berkeley Student Cooperative’s Cloyne proposal is only option

CAMPUS ISSUES: Although purging Cloyne of its culture won’t solve drug abuse problems on campus, it's the only way the co-op system can limit its legal liability.

This is an outcome that nobody wanted. But to limit its liability and ensure that it can continue providing affordable housing to students, the BSC must let Cloyne go.
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Because of its danger, Cloyne has to go

John Gibson will never be able to graduate UC Berkeley. Gibson will never live his dream of working for Doctors Without Borders. Gibson will never be able to live independently. Gibson was a Cloyne Court resident who suffered from a severe drug overdose and had a heart attack. The residents
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