In case you think the competition wasn’t fierce, here’s a list of all the ASUC sponsored publications. ASUC is the student government here at UC Berkeley, and each year they host a ceremony honoring the best publications from around campus. The BSR is no stranger to these awards, having been recognized almost each year since we began publishing in 2001. It was an honor to be there last night and see the BSR recognized as part of the body of high quality work being produced by Berkeley students. The student presenting our award commented on how easy it is for people of any background to pick up an issue of the BSR and enjoy it. Accessibility is one of our major goals in communicating the amazing science happening at UC Berkeley, and it’s nice to know that those efforts are paying off.
We had another moment in the spotlight at the end of the evening, during the presentation of the Eran Karmon award. Eran Karmon was the founding editor of the BSR, and each year, an award is given in his memory to the current editor-in-chief of the BSR. This year’s recipient is Allison Berke, in recognition of her hard work in putting together the magazine. Congratulations to Allison, and to everyone who works to make the BSR an award-winning publication.