Prevent the College of Chemistry from being dissolved

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Wesley Wang
5 years ago
I am part of the College of Chemistry and I do not want this to be dissolved.

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Emily Tseng
5 years ago
The College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley cultivates some of the most brilliant minds in the world. Professors and students alike have achieved impressive accomplishments despite the University's financial obstacles, so it would only seem logical that funding be overflowing into, not escaping from, the College. There is no reason why high performing colleges such as the College of Chemistry should even be considered a limb to amputate in order to save costs. The University will undoubtedly see the repercussions immediately if such action is taken. This issue speaks to the greater problem of the meager state and federal support for higher education in the US, but I urge the Chancellor's Office to fight through these barriers as well as the University's own financial barriers, preserve one of the most lauded colleges in the world, and continue to not only allow the faculty and students to break new grounds in their research, but to do so with the full support of the University. The global reputation of UC Berkeley relies heavily on the College of Chemistry. Dissolving it is the last thing that should happen to this department.

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Ian Hodge
5 years ago
I am planning on majoring in chemistry and Stories from discoveries at Berkley inspired me to continue.

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Kelly Fortin
5 years ago
The college of chemistry is unique. It brings students together with other students of similar interests and by it's physical and curriculum design promotes collaboration. More than 20 years after graduation, 2 of my best friends are from the college of Chemistry - one in chemistry and one in chemical engineering. The culture of the chemistry program will change dramatically. It is important for the Chemisty and ChemE students to support each other and be able to interact with the grad students in a collaborative learning environment - as opposed to the pre-med mentality of L&S.

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Aran Paulus
5 years ago
Chemistry is an important science and the basis of everything around us. Cutting a cutting edge program would be a terrible loss for future students in Berkeley, not only the chem students.

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Melanie Wathugala
5 years ago
my connection to Berkeley IS the College of Chemistry!

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Alex Fallis
5 years ago
Dear Jonathan,
I was appalled to read in the March 7, 2016 issue of C and E News that Chancellor Dirks was considering saving money by closing your College of Chemistry. A professor of history and anthropology himself; he must understand that everything in the world is made of chemicals. One of the oldest, most rigorous scientific disciplines. Your chemistry department is one of the world’s best. They have won four Nobel Prizes. It would be a disaster to shut it down.
My name is Alex G. Fallis and I am a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. Of more importance for nearly 60 years I have been a close friend of your previous Chancellor Robert (Bob) Birgeneau. This encouraged me to write this letter as he would never have allowed this discussion to become part of the public domain nor considered such a ludicrous decision to save a few dollars.
Congratulations on this initiative and I hope the common sense that chemistry and physics degrees provide will prevail.
All the best.

Alex

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Hugh Kim
5 years ago
As a proud alumnus of UCB College of Chemistry and a research scientist in the field of chemistry, I stand UCB College of Chemistry. Disbanding the College cannot solve current problem of UCB, but results in losing its most strong impact to the world. My experiences, learning, and developed philosophy with UCB chemistry program are now passed to my undergraduate and graduate students in Korea. I believe the influence of UCB College of Chemistry to the world is truly priceless. Closure the College will lose all of it.

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Dylan Mendonca
5 years ago
I love the college of chemistry. It is the most prestigious college at Berkeley and should not be dissolved

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Jin Yong Kim
5 years ago
As Cal allumnus