Statements & news


September 4, 2015

The historic match up of the Cal Bears against the Grambling State Tigers is being celebrated by a week long series of events and community outreach that will advocate for educational equity and achievement with in the African American Community. The events are sponsored by the UC Berkeley Black Alumni Club, African American Student Development, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Cal Athletics & the Office of the Chancellor.

July 23, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, professor of education and chair of African American Studies, has been named as UC Berkeley’s next vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. A member of the faculty since 2008, Nasir studies cultural and racial dimensions of schooling and learning. She is the mother of four, ages 10 to 23, the oldest of whom graduated from Berkeley last spring. For the past five years, Nasir has been a member of the Resident Faculty, supporting undergraduates by living alongside them, with her family, in campus housing.

May 4, 2015

UC Berkeley News

Accepting his Foundations for Change: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize on Thursday, Sepehr Vakil confessed he'd once been "skeptical about the ability and the willingness of the academy to really be a force for social change."

April 18, 2015

Los Angeles Times

The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against the wall.

February 16, 2015

The Daily Californian

At last week’s campus climate symposium, students, staff and faculty gathered to discuss the state of the campus climate at UC Berkeley. Ostensibly, the campus climate survey was the impetus for the symposium. This survey had a few surprising — but mostly unsurprising — results.

February 10, 2015

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the College of Environmental Design opened their new Materials Store. Located at 277 Wurster Hall just before the entrance to the Fabrication Lab, the Material Store will serve as a one-stop shop for students within the College of Environmental Design. The new store will provide CED Students the opportunity to purchase materials needed for their projects such as wood, plastic, metal, and equipment.