Last December, in a message to the campus, I outlined the overarching values and objectives that form the foundation of our plans to expand the diversity of our university community in the broadest sense and in every form.
Statements & news
February 25, 2019
February 22, 2019
Six years in the making, UC Berkeley’s new Basic Needs Center, a one-stop shop for students with food, housing and financial insecurity, opens Monday, Feb. 25, on the lower level of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. The novel, nearly 3,000-square-foot facility is considered the first of its kind in the UC system and nationwide.
Many colleges and universities, including four other UC campuses, have a basic needs center with a food pantry, nutrition workshops, aid for homeless students and referrals to off-campus social services.
February 10, 2019
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
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
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.