UC Berkeley hosts virtual toast to honor Bauer Wurster Hall reaffirmation

Photo of Wurster Hall
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UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design building, Wurster Hall, was renamed as Bauer Wurster Hall in honor of both Catherine Bauer Wurster and William Wurster. Although the structure was previously named solely after William Wurster, both Bauer Wurster and her husband contributed to creating the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design in the 1950s.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, or CED, Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti hosted a virtual toast Wednesday to celebrate the renaming of the CED’s Wurster Hall to Bauer Wurster Hall in honor of Catherine Bauer Wurster and William Wurster.
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UC Berkeley alumni urge Berkeley Hillel to welcome more views on Israel policy

The Berkeley Hillel is a center for Jewish students at UC Berkeley and a chapter of the larger foundation Hillel International. Though the alumni letter sent last week recommends that the organization become an “Open Hillel” – a reference to a student movement that advocates opening Hillel’s restrictions on opinions about Israel – the letter instead began through a series of conversations between Jeremy Elster, a 2012 UC Berkeley graduate, and other alumni, all living in Israel at the time.
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