Women suffrage: beat out SPAM™ by 30 years.

Women's suffrage: It's older than SPAM!

If you are an expert on Californian history, you might have known that Oct. 10, 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the state giving its women the right to vote.

To commemorate the centennial, read more »

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A few days ago we told you to take out the cake and celebrate. Well, here’s another joyous occasion: This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Gender and Women’s Studies department at UC Berkeley.  To commemorate the special date, the GWS department will be holding a 20th anniversary conference on Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Great Hall in the Bancroft Hotel (2680 Bancroft Way).

The conference will have a “founder’s roundtable” where people who were involved in the department’s inception — Gloria Bowles, Arlie Hochschild, Mary Ryan and Taly Rutenberg — reflect upon the early years of the program.  Other events include a keynote panel with presentations by Professors Patricia J. Williams and Trinh T. Minh-ha, who are renowned for their work in the social sciences and a GWS faculty panel featuring Mel Chen, Leslie Salzinger and Barrie Thorne. There will also be an artistic performance: “Music and Movement of Gender Women’s Studies faculty writings.”

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happy 40thNo, we’re not talking about that one Will Smith movie …

Forty years ago, today, our esteemed Daily Californian declared its independence from the university after the threat of censorship spurred the students at the Daily Cal to get their shit together and change things up.

On Sept. 28, 1971, this announcement was made known to the UC Berkeley community through an editorial titled “It’s your newspaper now.” Read the editorial that changed it all as well as a note from our current Editor in Chief and President, Tomer Ovadia, here.

The Clog might be young, but we’ve been known to respect our elders (on occasion) and we can appreciate that 40 years of independence is nothing to scoff at.

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40th anniversary independence [Daily Cal]