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Our Title IX commitment remains firmly in place

Dear students, faculty, and staff, The U.S. Secretary of Education today announced the intention to move away from the current Department of Education guidelines for how colleges and universities handle sexual harassment and sexual violence cases under the federal Title IX policy. Federal officials plan to launch a formal notice and comment process in preparation … Continue Reading »

Message from President Napolitano

President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California today (Nov. 9) issued the following statement: In light of yesterday’s election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community. The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, … Continue Reading »

A message from Chancellor Christ on inclusive community

Dear campus community, I am writing out of deep concern for the multiple communities affected by the rash of violent rallies that hate and bigotry have spawned across our country.  Like Berkeley’s Mayor Jesse Arreguin, I applaud the thousands who protested peacefully in Berkeley yesterday against such hatred and prejudice; I am glad there was … Continue Reading »

Sept. 14 Ben Shapiro event: logistics, safety & community values

Dear UC Berkeley community, This is an important time for all of us as we work together to uphold our commitment to free speech and to our Principles of Community, including respect for the dignity of all members of our UC Berkeley community. I recommend that you consider viewing Chancellor Christ’s recent Berkeley Forum speech and the Q&A … Continue Reading »

Campus update on ‘Free Speech Week’

Wednesday, Sept. 20 UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent this message today to the campus community: Dear students, staff and faculty, As we move toward a series of events that start this Sunday on campus, I want to first express my deep regret about the stress this is causing for many members of our campus … Continue Reading »

Chancellor Christ condemns hate messages

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent this message today to the campus community: Dear students, staff and faculty, I am deeply distressed to learn of some hateful messaging that has appeared on campus recently that targets specific student populations, groups of faculty and administrators. I condemn these cowardly acts … Continue Reading »

As ‘Free Speech Week’ winds down, a turn to what’s next

Berkeley professor Stan Klein had a revelation during the campus’s so-called “Free Speech Week.” He was standing in line to see the YouTube personality Milo Yiannopoulos on Sunday when he started a conversation with the energetic young Trump supporter next to him. “You know, it might have been my first time really engaging with someone … Continue Reading »

A time to reflect and move forward together

From the Berkeley Blog, by Carol Christ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 The past several weeks have been trying ones for Berkeley. In demonstrating our firm commitment to the free speech protections of the First Amendment, this week we have seen speakers come to campus who brought with them ideas that run counter to our Principles of Community and to our … Continue Reading »

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