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June 7, 2019

Cal Messages

Dear Berkeley Staff Colleagues:

It's with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Dr. Sidalia (Sid) G. Reel, Director of Staff Diversity Initiatives. We are truly grateful to her for making the Division of Equity & Inclusion and the campus a better workplace for all. 

May 31, 2019

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

This year is the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves at England’s Colony of Virginia, marking the beginning of slavery on the North American continent.

Last year the federal 400 Years of African American History Commission Act was signed into law and now, together as a country and a campus, we will acknowledge, study, and discuss the meaning and lasting impact of a despicable chapter in our nation’s history.

May 17, 2019

Chancellor's Office

To the Berkeley campus community:

May 14, 2019

Berkeley News

“I’m from the Northern Mariana Islands, which is a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Rota is the island I was raised on. It has about 1,000 people on it now, and it’s about four miles wide and 12 miles long. I remember when I got into Cal, when I heard that there were 40,000 students, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s 40,000 islands.’

May 8, 2019

Division of Equity & Inclusion

Dear colleagues,

After a competitive national search, we are delighted to announce that Patrick Naranjo has been selected to be the new director of the American Indian Graduate Program. He will begin his term on May 15, 2019.

April 28, 2019

The Daily Californian

Student activists who first organized 50 years ago returned to campus Friday and Saturday to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front, or TWLF, as part of the four-day-long event “Seeds of Resistance, Flowers of Liberation: Voices from 50 Years of Student of Color Activism at UC Berkeley,” hosted by The American Cultures Center and the Center for Race & Gender.