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February 10, 2019

The Daily Californian

The spring 2019 semester finals — spanning May 13 to May 17 — will coincide with Ramadan, causing UC Berkeley to provide accommodations to students who observe the holiday.

Students will receive different accommodations based on what they request, according to campus spokesperson  Janet Gilmore. These accommodations can vary from having flexible scheduling of exams to providing spaces for students to participate in their religious practices. Cal Dining will also provide to-go meal options.

February 1, 2019

The Daily Californian

On Jan. 11, Gov. Gavin Newsom put forward a $209 billion state budget proposal that outlines his vision for the state. The bill includes a series of funding increases for the UC, which signal a welcome departure from former governor Jerry Brown’s more restrained appropriations.

December 14, 2018

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,
 
For the past 13 years, the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity(CAAIEE) has been presented to UC Berkeley faculty members who have an extraordinary record of accomplishment in advancing equity, inclusion and diversity through their scholarship, research, teaching, and public or university service.   
 

December 11, 2018

Chancellor's Office

Dear campus community,

In the next ten years, Berkeley will - even more than it does today - push the boundaries of knowledge, challenge convention, and expand opportunity to create the leaders of tomorrow. To do this, we will invest heavily in the student experience, make new commitments within Berkeley’s research and academic spheres, and strive to make our institution a more welcoming and supportive place for people of all backgrounds.

December 6, 2018

Chancellor's Office

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

One of my most important goals for Berkeley is to advance and expand diversity on this campus, in its broadest sense and in every form.