Statements & news

November 23, 2015

Over the weekend, the University became aware of a group on Facebook identifying itself as the White Student Union at UC Berkeley. The page is clearly intended to fuel conflict and provocation rather than to foster a serious and constructive dialogue among students about issues of race. This does not reflect the values of our campus community. We thank all of the students and community members who reached out to us and shared their voices in solidarity.

September 4, 2015

The historic match up of the Cal Bears against the Grambling State Tigers is being celebrated by a week long series of events and community outreach that will advocate for educational equity and achievement with in the African American Community. The events are sponsored by the UC Berkeley Black Alumni Club, African American Student Development, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Cal Athletics & the Office of the Chancellor.

July 23, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, professor of education and chair of African American Studies, has been named as UC Berkeley’s next vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. A member of the faculty since 2008, Nasir studies cultural and racial dimensions of schooling and learning. She is the mother of four, ages 10 to 23, the oldest of whom graduated from Berkeley last spring. For the past five years, Nasir has been a member of the Resident Faculty, supporting undergraduates by living alongside them, with her family, in campus housing.

May 4, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Accepting his Foundations for Change: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize on Thursday, Sepehr Vakil confessed he'd once been "skeptical about the ability and the willingness of the academy to really be a force for social change."

April 18, 2015

Los Angeles Times

The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against the wall.

February 16, 2015

The Daily Californian

At last week’s campus climate symposium, students, staff and faculty gathered to discuss the state of the campus climate at UC Berkeley. Ostensibly, the campus climate survey was the impetus for the symposium. This survey had a few surprising — but mostly unsurprising — results.