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July 20, 2017

Berkeley News

UC Berkeley officials said today they are confident they will be able to accommodate a request from the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on Sept. 14.

July 11, 2017

Berkeley News

Including letters of recommendation with freshman applications to Berkeley positively affected the enrollment of underrepresented students, according to a new study from the California Policy Lab.

UC Berkeley commissioned the study of its pilot recommendation-letters program to determine how the letters had an impact on diversity in campus admissions.

July 6, 2017

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley has offered admission to more than 15,500 freshmen for the fall 2017 academic year, according to data released by the campus in conjunction with the university.

The admitted students were chosen from a pool of more than 85,000 students — an 18.3 percent acceptance rate for incoming freshmen, up from last year’s 17.5 percent freshmen admission rate.

July 1, 2017

Berkeley News

Carol Tecla Christ, renowned scholar of Victorian literature and a proven and popular administrator, stepped quietly into her new role as chancellor of UC Berkeley today.

June 22, 2017

Daily Cal

Chancellor-designate Carol Christ announced her appointment of Oscar Dubón, Jr., as the campus's next vice chancellor of equity and inclusion, or VCEI, effective July 1.

Former VCEI Na'ilah Nasir resigned June 15 to become president of the Spencer Foundation, an educational research foundation.

Dubón, a campus material science and engineering professor, has most recently served as the associate dean of equity and inclusion in the campus's college of engineering and was awarded the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.

Berkeley News

Oscar Dubón, materials science and engineering professor and associate dean of equity and inclusion in the College of Engineering, has been selected as UC Berkeley's next vice chancellor of equity and inclusion. Dubón entered the UC system as a 17-year-old freshman at UCLA. He arrived at Berkeley in 1989 as a first-year graduate student in engineering and earned his Ph.D. here in materials science and mineral engineering in 1996. Dubón has been a professor in the College of Engineering since 2000.