3331794318_9e4355226aSecretary of Energy Steven Chu—former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor at UC Berkeley—will be Caltech’s commencement speaker this year. Apparently the Nobel Prize cowinner’s “focus on energy research makes him an ideal speaker for Caltech.”

This decision entirely discounting his years of teaching physics and biology here at Berkeley? We won’t pretend we’re not a tad disappointed. But hey, it’s a feeling we’re quite accustomed to

by now.

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Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to Speak At Caltech Commencement [Pasadena Now]

Anonymous said:
Apr 21, 2009 at 5:35 pm

“Years of teaching physics and biology here at Berkeley?”

Umm… no. Chu became a physics professor here this fall and has never even taught a class. He was too busy up on the hill.

So what that he’s speaking at Harvard and Caltech? Clearly Cal students don’t think he’s a big deal. Hell, our top choices for the speaker included Oprah and Stephen Colbert. Give me a break.

UCB Mech E said:
Apr 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I knew that motherfucker was no good.