Statements & news


December 10, 2017

Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ told a group of UC Berkeley staff members on Friday that the school needs to do a better job of making them feel part of a community on campus.

Speaking to members of the Berkeley Staff Association during its annual “Chancellor’s Chat” forum, Christ laid out her plans to raise revenue, address a continued budget deficit, improve morale and better connect with the school’s 10,000 staff members.

December 7, 2017

Public Affairs, UC Berkeley

C Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Fiona Doyle, vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division, sent this message to the campus community about the tax plans pending in Congress:

November 30, 2017


In the opening scene of the new short documentary From Incarceration to Education, Berkeley native Clarence Ford talks about making the transition from the criminal justice system to academia. Having a criminal record can make it difficult to get into college, but, says Ford, it can actually be an asset once you are there.

November 29, 2017

The Daily Californian

As a food-insecure student who struggles to balance the stress of a job on top of classes, UC Berkeley sophomore Jenifer Lomeli-Quintero called the food stamps given to her through CalFresh a “lifesaver.”

Although Lomeli-Quintero said in an email that she has heard students being criticized for not being self-sufficient and low-income people being accused of taking advantage of government benefits, she has seen that college students are still caught in situations in which they must choose between paying for education or food.


UC Berkeley graduate students turned out in force at Cal on Wednesday to protest a proposed student tax hike they say could prevent non-wealthy students from pursuing graduate degrees. The rally mirrored many others that took place at universities around the country Wednesday.

November 28, 2017

ACLU Northern California

The ACLU of Northern California is excited to announce the Free Speech for Equal Justice awardees at UC Berkeley. Through this one-time grant program, the ACLU of Northern California will distribute almost $17,000 among eleven student groups to host speakers who promote equal justice. The speakers include organizers, activists, poets, and academics covering topics on racial justice, immigrants rights, LGBTQ inclusion, and more.

Below is the full list of UC Berkeley awardees, the events they will host, and the grants that they will receive: