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Citing racist views, committee recommends removal of Boalt name from UC Berkeley law school building

In the spring of 2017, law school Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said it was brought to his attention that John Boalt — after whom the building wing is named because of a donation from his wife, Elizabeth Boalt — was a leading advocate of the Chinese exclusion policy. In his text “The Chinese Question,” John Boalt presented negative views about Black people, Native Americans and Chinese people, according to a document released Monday by Chemerinsky.
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UC Berkeley named No. 1 public university

The ARWU also named UC Berkeley the fifth best university in the world, behind Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. UC Berkeley ranked 5th overall last year, which was its lowest rank since the ARWU was first published in 2003.
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