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July 6, 2017

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley has offered admission to more than 15,500 freshmen for the fall 2017 academic year, according to data released by the campus in conjunction with the university.

The admitted students were chosen from a pool of more than 85,000 students — an 18.3 percent acceptance rate for incoming freshmen, up from last year’s 17.5 percent freshmen admission rate.

July 1, 2017

Berkeley News

Carol Tecla Christ, renowned scholar of Victorian literature and a proven and popular administrator, stepped quietly into her new role as chancellor of UC Berkeley today.

June 22, 2017

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.

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.

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.