Campus receives $10.1M gift to acquire art of renowned Polish Jewish artist

Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection/Courtesy

Bay Area-based Taube Philanthropies has donated $10.1 million — the largest single monetary gift to acquire art in UC Berkeley history — to the campus’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, providing the public with access to the artwork of Polish Jewish artist Arthur Szyk, according to a campus press release issued Monday.
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Fact-checking the ASUC 2016 election

With voting for the ASUC elections beginning Monday, The Daily Californian is fact-checking some of the more significant assertions made by candidates at its annual ASUC elections forum held last week.
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Steele should be a good fit at UC Berkeley

CAMPUS ISSUES: Incoming Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele has a fresh perspective on some of the issues he'll grapple with

Claude Steele, the new second-ranking administrator at UC Berkeley, does not appear as if he will usher in any sweeping changes. But he seems to have the appropriate values and nuanced understanding of the campus necessary to succeed. In an interview with The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board on April
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After 43 years at UC Berkeley, Provost Breslauer leaves his nest

After witnessing UC's financial cutbacks and student protests during his eight years as UC Berkeley's Executive Chancellor and Provost, George Breslauer is ready to step down

The soft-spoken New York City native considers himself a “nester” of the campus. In many ways, his achievements at UC Berkeley prove him worthy of the title. He has spent his entire professional career at UC Berkeley — a total of 43 years.
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