‘A gentle soul’: Berkeley pediatrician Elmer Grossman dies at 91

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Pediatrician Elmer Grossman left a legacy as someone who cared about his patients and valued learning about their needs through conversation rather than relying only on medical tests.

Deemed by his granddaughter Leia Tyrrell as the “most amazing man ever to have lived,” Elmer Grossman, a pediatrician at Berkeley Pediatrics, died Aug. 15 at the age of 91.
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A more perfect union: How 7 UC Berkeley faculty members changed history through unionizing almost 50 years ago

They voted to form an AFT council specific to the University of California, creating the University Council-AFT, which currently represents more than 3,300 librarians and non-Academic Senate faculty members such as lecturers, has staff on all 10 UC campuses and continues to enter into regular negotiations with the UC Office of the President, or UCOP, over salaries, job security, job roles and more.
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