Statements & news


April 30, 2018

Berkeley News

When Starbucks announced plans to conduct anti-bias training at its 8,000 outlets following the unprovoked arrests of two African-American customers in Philadelphia, UC Berkeley psychologist Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton was at once impressed and skeptical.

A veteran scholar of prejudice, stigma and race relations, Mendoza-Denton is keenly attuned to under-the-radar discrimination that runs counter to the stated values of seemingly progressive individuals and institutions.

April 25, 2018

The Daily Californian

In the face of a $77 million campus deficit, an ongoing housing crisis and burgeoning student enrollment, Chancellor Carol Christ released an email Wednesday outlining a new strategic vision to guide UC Berkeley over the course of the next decade.

The Daily Californian

Chancellor Carol Christ released a preliminary draft early Wednesday morning for the new strategic plan of UC Berkeley — the first strategic plan created by the administration since 2002.

Among its multiple goals, the strategic plan endorses recommendations made by the Housing Master Plan Task Force in January 2017. The task force advised increasing the number of undergraduates and graduates housed by the campus to 50 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

April 24, 2018

Berkeley News

It is easy, Chancellor Carol Christ told a crowd of UC Berkeley staff, faculty and students on Tuesday, to have a “triumphalist narrative” of UC Berkeley, the world’s best public university.

But taking repeated victory laps can lead to disappointment when the inevitable realities of tuition hikes, housing costs, budget deficits and funding shortfalls consume so much time and energy.

April 22, 2018

When it comes to environmentalism, many UC Berkeley professors, students and staff members have reached a consensus: The green movement is too white.

April 13, 2018

Berkeley News

As a kid growing up on a Swinomish reservation in Washington state, Matika Wilbur thought it was inherently bad to be Native American.

“I remember thinking that being an Indian meant poverty,” she said. “Being an Indian meant that we were going to die younger. It meant that we were going to be raped and nobody would care. Those were the things that were the Indian identity to me.”