Statements & news

February 6, 2017

Cal Message

It is with a mixture of both sadness and pride that I write to announce that Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion Na'ilah Nasir will be leaving UC Berkeley in June to become president of the Spencer Foundation, one of the nation's leading educational research foundations. This was a very difficult decision for Na'ilah – who has deep ties to Berkeley as an alumna, a longtime faculty member, and an administrator – but we wish her the best in an exciting new role. Her last day at Berkeley will be June 15.

February 2, 2017

Cal Message

UC Berkeley condemns in the strongest possible terms the actions of individuals who invaded the campus, infiltrated a crowd of peaceful students, and used violent tactics to close down the event. We deeply regret that the violence unleashed by this group undermined the First Amendment rights of the speaker as well as those who came to lawfully assemble and protest his presence.

February 1, 2017

Mercury News

A campus committee is recommending major changes to how Cal investigates and disciplines faculty members accused of misconduct — from giving victims a greater say in the outcome to eliminating a "three-year rule" that set a time limit on sanctions against professors.

"It's a very confusing rule," social sciences Dean Carla Hesse, one of the committee heads, said in an interview Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr.'s ruling came in a case hastily filed Tuesday on behalf of 28 Yemeni-born people. The group consists of United States citizens living here and family members who remained behind in Yemen but had received immigrant visas to come to the U.S., according to court filings.

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January 29, 2017

Office of the President, University of California

We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts the ability of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the UC community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.   

Cal Message

Dear Members of the Berkeley Community,