‘Not so one-sided’: Campus community reacts to unnaming of Kroeber Hall

Photo of Kroeber Hall
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The Proposal to Un-name Kroeber Hall has elicited more praise than criticism from the UC Berkeley community. Out of 595 comments on the proposal made to the Building Name Review Committee, 85% were in favor of denaming the hall.

The complicated legacy of Alfred Kroeber will no longer be honored on a campus building after UC Berkeley denamed Kroeber Hall, a decision that has drawn both praise and criticism.
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Theater department apologizes for ‘Ishi’ production

The current production of John Fisher’s play “Ishi: The Last of the Yahi” in the department of theater, dance and performance studies at UC Berkeley has sparked a number of strong reactions — especially among the Native American community, for whom Ishi’s story is sacred. On March 9, after a
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American Indian Graduate Student Association calls for art with ethics

Although the subject matter of “Ishi: The Last Yahi” is highly disturbing and offensive to Native Americans, the writer and director John Fisher and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department failed to consult with Native Americans about bringing this play to campus. In the play, Fisher freely misrepresents Ishi
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Native American figure remembered at campus conference

A man known as the “last, wild Indian” who died in 1916 was remembered Wednesday for his contributions as the cultural ambassador and representative of the Native American population in California. The late Native American figure and educator Ishi was honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, faculty members and
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