College News and Fun Facts: University of California, Berkeley

Standing at 307 feet tall, the Campanile (also referred to as Sather Tower) is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world.

The stone ball in front of the Campanile is more than a century old, but this tradition is much newer. Just a few years ago, students began referring to the sphere as the “4.0 ball.” Rubbing it before taking an exam is considered good luck.

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