Statements & news


June 17, 2020

Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ; Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost; Lisa García Bedolla, vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division; and Stephen C. Sutton, vice chancellor for student affairs; sent the following message to all UC Berkeley graduate students on Wednesday:

We are delighted to share our plans for fall semester with you. I know you are eager to hear of our decisions, and before we delve into the details, let us caution you that decisions are dependent on approval from local public health authorities.

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

June 15, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Campus Community,

In the coming months, although the public health crisis will continue to evolve, the campus will begin gradually increasing on-campus operations, consistent with orders issued by public health authorities, and in close coordination with them. We are writing today to share information and direction on how we will proceed.

UC Office of the President

The University of California Board of Regents today (June 15) unanimously endorsed Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (ACA 5) as well as the repeal of Proposition 209, which banned the consideration of race and gender in admissions decisions a quarter-century ago. The votes from the governing board of the world’s preeminent public research university underscore the proactive need to help address systemic and perpetual inequalities in public education.

June 12, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

June 4, 2020


Dear campus community members,

On behalf of the entire UCPD community, I want to convey my profound condolences and sorrow to George Floyd’s family and friends, and to members of the Black community who have, for generations, been the victims of racism and senseless violence. We must persevere and work together to rid our institutions of disparities and discrimination that cause grievous harm to communities of color.