Never be afraid to get dirty, but be sufficiently sure-footed to avoid the abyss of contamination.

Alma Matters

At UC Berkeley, we’ll help you write your first essay: ACGTAGCGATCTAGCTGACTGCATGCTAGCTAGCATGCTAGCTGACTGT. Are you having difficulty deciphering it? Well, if you’ve been truthful, it describes a part of who you are:

Instead of the usual required summer-reading book, this year’s incoming freshmen at the University of California, Berkeley, will get something quite different: a cotton swab on which they can, if they choose, send in a DNA sample.

Is this really a wise investment of resources for a school facing budget cuts? And I thought would be the creepiest thing I would hear about this week.


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