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Are you interested in state legislation that impacts our students and our campus? How about how the new administration in D.C. will affect our foreign students, faculty and staff, or funding for research, grants and student aid? Do you want to read about students doing powerful work with all levels of government? Or maybe you are fascinated (or at least entertained) by the campus-community relationship and things "town and gown?" Then our GCR newsletter is for you!

This Week in Government and Community Relations at UC Berkeley is a newsletter developed by colleagues in the Chancellor's Office of Government and Community Relations to provide information about local, state and federal policies, actions and events that could impact the university and the communities that count on us. Please sign up for future newsletter. Unsubscribe here.

Below are links to archived newsletters.

  • July 21: Good news on NIH indirect costs; a UC Advocacy Call-to-Action; State Bill Update; Mayor's State of the City; Campus and City Partnerships get praise; and Mezzo's Veggie Delight is back!
  • June 30Travel ban update, Cal in Sac Fellows, and updates on the State budget, People's Park and the Telegraph District
  • June 16Federal, state, city budget updates, Law Dean returns to Sac., Chancellor's Partnership Fund gets some llove, and a Cal student joins the police commission
  • June 2Summer schedule, Congress in recess, budgeting in Sac, love, fun, music this season in Berkeley
  • May 26  Federal budget released, visa questions, state bill and budget updates, town and gown, Bay Area scholars and the Bay Area Book Festival is coming
  • May 19: Advocating for science funding in DC, Underground Scholars graduation, Mayor's Student Leadership Awards, and science in local schools (slime!)
  • May 12: Increasing student loan interest rates, May Revise of the budget, Bike to Work Day and more
  • May 5: Increased funding for research and education, campus welcomes Berkeley Mayor and Public Service Awards
  • April 28: UC Advocate Network launched, tax reform, disinvestment, "UC Gets Strong-armed," and robots
  • April 21: H-1B Visas, electeds on campus, Sacramento bill updates and upcoming events
  • April 14: Government Shutdown? Celebrating Community, Student Leaders and Funding for Transportation Studies
  • April 7: Federal spending cuts, UCB students stand up for science in D.C and CAl Move-Out coordination begins
  • March 24: Federal legislation update, Carol Christ named as incoming chancellor, Wall-of-Us Wonkathon and planning for Cal Day.
  • March 17: Representative Barbara Lee on campus to talk ACA and health equity, more federal electeds, local small business by the Bay day and a new city council member
  • March 10: Federal budget, approps, and immigration updates, UC Day and Cal Alumni in Sac, East Bay Innovation Awards and Happy Neighbors collaborating
  • March 3: UC Berkeley student is Rep. Lee's guest at Trump address, state updates, campus-city coordination

Got tips? Suggestions? Corrections? Contact editor Jen Loy, Assistant Director of Local Government and Community Relations at JenLoy@berkeley.edu.