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  •  Berkeley's rather eclectic (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, Troubadour

    they ran the National Labs for a long time (which were largely fronts for weapons development) and is home to the likes of John Yoo.

    Just saying, that's rather in conflict with the Department of Biology, for example, that refuses to accept any DoD moneys . . ..

    So no, Berkeley's not that tight knit.

    •  That was my perception too. (0+ / 0-)

      Some of the departments seem to have pretty good communities, but even then they're ad hoc and have constantly changing people in them.  Ultimately it boils down to the fact that without the external support of politicians, military contractors, and big corporations endowing things like the EECS program, there is no UC Berkeley scitech.  And while I don't know anything about it, there are probably similar relationships with the art/music/design schools and whatever interests are involved in those.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:28:43 AM PST

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