For UC Berkeley, 2015 was a year marked by exploration — cellular, planetary and otherwise — and by concerted efforts to improve not only the global climate but the campus climate as well. As always, the campus lost some familiar faces, and gained some new ones. Seniors flew from the Berkeley nest — taking with them the knowledge that they remain part of a worldwide family — while a fresh cohort of freshmen and transfer students sought to find their footing in a strange, exciting ecosystem. As always, the year brought challenges and triumphs on every front.
In other words, just another extraordinary year at Berkeley. Here’s a look back, in pictures.