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According to the UC Berkeley website, former UC president Clark Kerr's "experience as a mediator of student, faculty, and staff concerns was critical to the development of the Master Plan for education in California in 1960."

Mediator indeed: "I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus," Kerr once remarked, "are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty."

[The famously liberal city of Berkeley once formally boycotted Arco, Unocal, Mobil, and Texaco (because of their ties to the repressive regime in Myanmar), as well as Shell and Chevron (over connections with the dictatorial Abacha regime in Nigeria). "In the end," said Council Member Polly Armstrong, "we're going to have to look for mineral rights under the city of Berkeley."]

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