Thursday, August 20, 2015

No ofFence intended; Just a suggestion

The Sacramento Bee has an article indicating that a fence is being constructed around the chancellor's residence at Berkeley.* The house is in the middle of campus and has been subject to demonstrations, etc., over the years.

Despite the old good-fences-make-good-neighbors principle, there is an alternative, one already pioneered by UCOP. Back in the day, "University Hall" - where UCOP was then located - was right next to the Berkeley campus. So one day the powers-that-be just up and moved their headquarters to Oakland, far away from campus demonstrators. Why not do the same for the chancellor's house? There has to be a vacant lot somewhere in Oakland. Other universities have moved houses:

After all, who wants a fence?


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