While we're on the subject of vanishing Berkeley institutions, apparently the "Naked Guy" died in jail this weekend. The death was an apparent suicide after a decade battling mental illness.
I heard about this just as Meli has begun asking everyone she can get her hands on to read Crazy, a book about the problems with America's mental healthcare system and its effects on people like the Naked Guy (the book doesn't mention the Naked Guy but his story sounds very familiar after reading the book). I'm about a hundred pages into it and I also think everyone should read it. I'll have a more substantive blog post about the book (and probably more to say about the Naked Guy) when I finish it.