Statements & news


February 26, 2018

The Daily Californian

Opinion Editorial

UC Berkeley is famous as the birthplace of the independent living movement. When Ed Roberts first arrived on campus in 1962, he was told by administrators, “We’ve tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” Roberts and other disabled students persevered, forcing UC Berkeley to change for the better. We on the campus are proud of the more than 50 years of legacy that they have left us.

February 22, 2018

The Daily Californian

Members of the Pacific Islander community on campus congregated with Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion Oscar Dubón Jr. for the first time Thursday to discuss a potential increase in Pacific Islander representation and resources.

February 21, 2018

Berkeley News

Like a lot of leaders, Sidalia Reel started young. In fifth grade, she ran her household, making sure her four younger siblings didn’t get into too much trouble. Now, she’s the director of Staff Diversity Initiatives in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at UC Berkeley, making sure more than 9,000 staff feel like a valued part of campus. To some, it might seem daunting. But for Reel, it’s a natural fit. Listen to her interview above.

February 13, 2018


Dear campus community,

Over the next three weeks, the U.S. Congress will work to craft a bill that encompasses immigration reform and importantly addresses the fate of those individuals among us who have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

February 8, 2018

Berkeley News

As an 8-year-old, Luis Mora, like a lot of kids, walked home from school every day. He would take the same path home — across a covered bridge, down a flight of stairs and along the road until he got to his home in Quito, Ecuador.

One afternoon, as he crossed the footbridge, a teenager walked up to him, held a gun to the second grader’s chest and demanded his cell phone. (Mora’s parents, who worked long hours, had given their son a phone so they could easily stay in touch with him throughout the day.)

February 7, 2018

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ has promised to establish a new space on campus for undocumented students by early March.