Illustration of UC Berkeley with a fault line

UC Berkeley must drastically improve earthquake preparedness

CAMPUS ISSUES: Retrofitting campus buildings and educating the campus community is imperative in light of potential future earthquakes

When most students walk into Moffitt Library, they’re probably stressing about an upcoming problem set or midterm — not what to do if the building suddenly gives out in an earthquake.
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With state funding falling short, seismic needs mounting at UC

With state funding for the University of California plummeting, the seismic repairs of buildings throughout the 10-campus system are being put on hold while UC officials hope that money materializes. At UC Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau ordered 13 classrooms at Tolman Hall shuttered while the campus looks for $202 million
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