Statements & news

December 2, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In the past few weeks, Xavier Maciel, a first-year transfer student at Pomona College, has on more than one occasion woken up to over a dozen emails from college professors across the country.

November 29, 2016

The Daily Californian

It shouldn’t take the election of a ding-dong to spur the campus to provide more support for undocumented students. Since before the election, these students have called on the University of California to provide more support amid an often hostile campus climate and systemic hurdles.

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Los Angeles Times

Leaders of California's three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation.

November 23, 2016

Cal Message

Dear campus community,

Today, on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to give thanks for all that we have. It is also a time to reflect on the needs of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

As noted in messages to the campus following the election, we have particular concern for those members of our community who feel the loss of a sense of safety and security, including students who are concerned about their legal status and continued ability to take advantage of all that Berkeley, and our country, have to offer.

The Atlantic

The "invisible labor" done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.

November 10, 2016

Berkeley News

More than a dozen professors rallied Thursday to assure students, staff and other faculty members of UC Berkeley's unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and its promise to provide allies, advocates and spaces for people of color, women, undocumented students as well as ethnic, religious and other minorities who have expressed concerns about the future following the election of Donald Trump.