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November 23, 2016

The Atlantic

The "invisible labor" done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.

Cal Message

Dear campus community,

Today, on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to give thanks for all that we have. It is also a time to reflect on the needs of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

As noted in messages to the campus following the election, we have particular concern for those members of our community who feel the loss of a sense of safety and security, including students who are concerned about their legal status and continued ability to take advantage of all that Berkeley, and our country, have to offer.

November 10, 2016

Berkeley News

More than a dozen professors rallied Thursday to assure students, staff and other faculty members of UC Berkeley's unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and its promise to provide allies, advocates and spaces for people of color, women, undocumented students as well as ethnic, religious and other minorities who have expressed concerns about the future following the election of Donald Trump.


In light of yesterday's election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community. The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance.

November 9, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Students twice mounted the steps of Sproul Hall on the UC Berkeley campus — protest's hallowed ground — Wednesday to declare out loud their outrage about the election of Donald Trump as president.

First came thousands of Berkeley High School students chanting "not our president." After marching through downtown Berkeley and up Bancroft Way to Sproul Plaza, students used a bullhorn to speak their energetic opposition to the Republican president-elect, and then headed up to the Campanile.

November 7, 2016

New York Times Op Ed

BERKELEY, Calif. — Although the University of California, Berkeley, has some of the best resources in the country for undocumented students like me — in the form of financial and legal aid, for example — it's been a tense couple of years, magnified by the anti-immigration build-a-wall language of Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign.

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