Human skeleton found on UC Berkeley campus

A human skeleton was discovered on UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus on Jan. 10. The remains were found in an event building that hadn’t been used for years, university administrators told ABC News.

“Although the remains are skeletonized, it is not clear how many years they have been there,” a UC Berkeley spokesperson said in a statement.

The UC Police Department and the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau have both opened investigations into the remains, according to ABC News. 

Multiple UC law schools withdraw from U.S. News & World Report rankings

UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine and UC Davis law schools will no longer submit data to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school ranking, the LA Times reported in November.

“The rankings disincentivize schools from supporting public service careers for their graduates, building a diverse student population, and awarding need-based financial aid,” UCLA Law School Interim Dean Russell Korobkin said in a statement to the campus community.

According to the LA Times, at least half of the U.S. News’ top 20 law schools — including Yale University, Stanford University, Harvard University and Columbia University — withdrew from the rankings and cited longstanding issues with the methodology. 

“The U.S. News rankings discourage law schools from enrolling more diverse student bodies and do not in any way value more diverse law faculties,” UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin Johnson said in a Nov. 28 letter.

UC Davis hires new vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Michael Bradford was appointed as UC Davis vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan announced on Tuesday Jan. 17.

Bradford will take over for Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education John Marx, and will start on Feb. 21.

“Michael’s passion for creating an environment for exceptional undergraduate experiences for all students makes him an incredible asset to our team and to this university,” Croughan said in her statement.

Bradford previously served as the vice provost for faculty, staff and student development at the University of Connecticut since 2020. He initially joined UConn as an assistant professor of the dramatic arts in 2000 and was the department head of Dramatic Arts from 2017 to 2020.

“I am deeply honored to be joining a university with such a long history of providing students with a world-class education,” Bradford said.

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Jan. 19, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus


Sindhu Ananthavel
Sindhu Ananthavel (she/they) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Ananthavel was the Deputy News Editor for the 2022-23 school year, the Community Outreach News Editor for the 2021-22 school year and an assistant news editor for the 2021-22 school year. She can be reached at