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A Fantastique Parisian Gift

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Submitted on December 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Meredith Clausen
Meredith Clausen; photo by Corinne Thrash

Professor Meredith Clausen: "…Through this gift I’m able to do something for the University and make things easier for others who, like me, want to do research in Paris. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do." 

As a graduate student at Berkeley in the 1970s, Meredith Clausen spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright scholarship. Her tight budget meant sharing cramped quarters with two other Fulbright scholars, leaving no space to do their work. She wished the university owned a Paris apartment that she and other students could use.

The Parisian department store La Samaritaine combined an exposed steel-framed structure with art nouveau details…

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