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The year 1899 pushed the University of California into the twentieth century in more ways than just on the calendar: it laid the groundwork for the campus we recognize today, physically as well as academically.

Panorama of Berkeley, 1899. Detroit Photographic Company. Courtesy  University Archives, The Bancroft Library


Two events of 1899 that brought about a major change were the arrival of Benjamin Ide Wheeler as president and the completion of the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Competition for the University of California.


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