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Berkeley, Still A Center of Activism And Optimism

University of California, Berkeley students set up tents after a general assembly voted to again occupy campus as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California.  (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
University of California, Berkeley students set up tents after a general assembly voted to again occupy campus as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

The University of California, Berkeley, has been a hotbed of political activism for generations. It was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s.

Berkeley students today have a different perspective. They don’t have the draft or the Vietnam War to worry about. They are more worried about jobs and student loans.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson hits the campus to ask students about their school’s legacy and their views on the future.

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