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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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October 25, 2016

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

The new $60 million, 10-year initiative will support, train, and network leaders committed to anti-black racism working together across disciplines and borders to advance more inclusive societies

October 21, 2016

Pilar Manriquez family

Pilar Manriquez is a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies at Cal, but she's not your traditional student. "I had my daughter the first week of spring semester 2013. I was really struggling financially after her father left."

October 11, 2016

Cal Message

Dear Campus Community,

UC Berkeley is committed to providing a broad array of services to the more than 1,800 students who are part of the Disabled Students Program (DSP). Our 34 DSP staff assists students with everything from arranging for academic accommodations and proctoring services to sign language interpretation and mobility consultations.

October 4, 2016

Haas Now

This is the first in a series of articles covering diversity and inclusion at Berkeley-Haas. Part 1 looks at the growing number of student-led inclusion initiatives in the full-time MBA program.

When a group of full-time Berkeley MBA students surveyed classmates on attitudes about race and diversity, they found a marked incongruity: almost 90 percent said understanding racial dynamics is critical to being an effective leader, but less than half said they are comfortable talking about race.

September 26, 2016

Washington Post

In "The five things no one will tell you about why colleges don't hire more faculty of color," a piece first published in the Hechinger Report, Marybeth Gasman took on a common question: Why aren't college faculties more racially diverse?

It's a question gaining increased urgency from student protesters demanding change on campuses nationally.