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June 22, 2017

Cal Message

Dear campus community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. as Berkeley's next Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI). Professor Dubón will begin his term as Vice Chancellor effective July 1, 2017.

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.

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.

June 16, 2017

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump will not immediately eliminate protections for the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children, according to new memorandums issued by the administration Thursday night.

But White House officials said Friday morning that Mr. Trump had not made a decision about the long-term fate of the program and might yet follow through on a campaign pledge to take away work permits from the immigrants or deport them.

June 14, 2017

The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. — California is aiming to quash the growth of immigration detention in the state under a proposed budget measure to push back against the Trump administration's plans to boost deportations.

The state's $125 billion budget — which is set to be approved Thursday — has a related measure to prevent local governments from signing contracts with federal authorities for immigration detention facilities or expanding existing contracts. It would also have the state attorney general review conditions at immigration detention facilities in California.

The College Fix

On Tuesday of this week, the University of California, Berkeley released a set of documents related to the riot that occurred on campus earlier this year during a speaking event by provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

In a mass e-mail sent out late Tuesday, campus spokeswoman Liane Ko wrote: "The University has received a large number of California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests for a broad range of records related to invitations by student groups for Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, and David Horowitz to speak on campus.