‘He brought us all together’: UC Berkeley professor, forestry economist Peter Berck dies at 68

Berck earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to campus as an assistant professor in 1976, where he remained for the duration of his career. Berck never retired, continuing to advise students and conduct research even as his illness worsened, according to his wife Cyndi Berck.
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Bigotry in the Boy Scouts

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: A local high school student who was unfairly denied his Eagle Scout award indicates a need for the Boy Scouts to change its ways.

The Boy Scouts of America has a lot to learn from Ryan Andresen. In order to qualify for his Eagle Scout award, Andresen, a senior at Maybeck High School in Berkeley, spent hours building a “tolerance wall” with hundreds of tiles depicting acts of kindness. He should have been recognized
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