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The University of California is born

Founders’ Rock, a 75-ton granite boulder from Perris Valley, was installed in time for the Westwood (UCLA) campus site dedication in 1926.

Today, California has become the agricultural, technological and economic powerhouse of the nation, with an economy that is the sixth-largest in the world. And the public university that the state’s founders first envisioned has gone on to become the envy of the globe.

In a fascinating new story, the UC Newsroom explores how UC was born — from its presence in the state’s first constitution to its first graduating class and growth throughout the decades that followed.

Read the story from the UC Newsroom


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