Evans Hall (UC Berkeley)

Evans Hall (UC Berkeley)

Evans Hall (UC Berkeley)

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Evans Hall is the statistics, economics, and mathematics, building at the University of California, Berkeley.

Academic importance

Evans Hall is also the building in which the original vi text editor was programmed.

Evans Hall also served as the gateway for the entire west coast's Internet access during the early stages of the Internet's existence, at the time the backbone was a 56Kbps line to Chicago.

In addition there is a basement computing facility often referred to as "The Dungeon." The printers are named with various underworld overtones such as Styx, Cerberus and Charon.



Evans Hall is situated at the northeast corner of campus, just east of Memorial Glade. It was built in 1971 and is named after Griffith C. Evans, chairman of mathematics from 1934 to 1949 who combined the fields of mathematics and economics. The architect was Gardner A. Dailey.

In the 1990s, this building saw significant renovation including seismic retrofits and a new paint job. Today, the building sports a blue-green exterior with orange-red accents.

Safety concerns

As part of the University's New......
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