This Week in Government and Community Relations at UC Berkeley

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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 newslettersUnsubscribe here. And feel free to contact newsletter editor Jen Loy at

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  • Oct 13: Campus Leaders Encourage Compassion, Respect in Time of Sorrow, CA Awards $1M to Educators and University Partners to Reduce Suspensions, Chancellor Hosts Local Officials at Golden Bears Football v. Oregon State, City of Albany Joins Campus Partners to Participates in UVA Resource Fair, Celebrating Filipino American History Month, Hear the Voices of Bay Area’s Bygone Environmental Activists
  • Oct 6: Sen. Feinstein: The End of an Era, Governor Newsom Appoints Laphonza Butler as Senator, The House is Not in Order, Senator Welch and Congressman DeSaulnier Visit Campus, UC launches Search for Next Berkeley Chancellor, Berkeley Talks: What are Berkeley's Latinx Thriving Initiatives? Celebrating Disability Awareness Month and the 50th Anniversary of Section 504, NIC Quarterly Meeting and Farewell to Sam Romes! Berkeley Entrepreneurs, Companies That Changed the Way We Live
  • Sept 22: U.S. News Ranks UC Berkeley Top Public School in the Country, It’s Football Season! Welcome from Chancellor Carol Christ, Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Sydney Roberts: New ASUC President Shares Her Goals, Inspirations, Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, UC Berkeley Police Chief: Collaboration is Key in Ensuring Public Safety, Berkeley is #1 in the World at Producing Venture-backed Startups Spread the Word: UCOP Accepting Application for 2023-24 UC (UCAN) Student Ambassador Program
  • Sept 8: Gov. Signs AB 1307, Tackles Roadblocks to Housing Construction, Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Prepare California for the Progress of Artificial Intelligence, Cal Bears to Join the ACC in 2024-2025, Feinstein Staff Visits Campus,'Campus Conversations' with Ben Hermalin: Bureaucracy, Budget and Belonging, Quiet Hour Signs, GLA Updates and Good Neighbor Tips: City, Community Leaders Participate in Virtual Happy Neighbors, What's New at UC Berkeley This Semester? Here's a Glimpse, Funky and Free-Spirited: How a 1970s Summer Camp Started a Disability Revolution
  • Aug 25: UC Berkeley Leaders Offer Pearls of Wisdom, Call to Action for New Students, Chancellor Christ’s Final Welcome Back Letter to Campus Community, More Californians Apply, are Admitted to UC Berkeley for Fall 2023, Senator Padilla’s Staff Visits Campus, State Legislative Session Update, 

    UC Berkeley’s Expert Angela Glover Blackwell Featured by First Partner Jennifer Siebel, New UC Student and Policy Center Opens Across From State Capitol Building, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Convenes Teacher Recruitment Summit, Launches Statewide Recruitment Coalition, Flurry of Major Campus Construction Projects to Mark New Academic Year, Campus, City Partners Host Annual Football Season Meeting, UVA Safety Fair: Bike and Walking Path Outreach, Discovered in Berkeley Highlights Squishy Robotics

  • Aug 4: Senator Padilla’s Staff Visits Campus, Professor Stuart Russell Testifies on AI regulation at US Senate Hearing, No Bad Blood Between Congress and Taylor Swift According to CDSS Student, Dr. Amy E. Lerman Tapped as Senior Strategist for Data-Driven Innovation at the CA GovOps Agency, Sacred Rest Drop-In Center 1 Year Anniversary, Move In and Traffic Mitigation Planning is Underway, Song About the Berkeley Rose Garden Will Become a Short Film, Wiretaps and Martinis: A tour of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Berkeley, Berkeley’s Annapurna is Closing After a Half-century as a Counterculture Institution
  • July 14: Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Student Loan Repayment, 

    SCOTUS Rules 1st Amendment Allows for Same-Sex Discrimination, State Budget Amendments Signed, People’s Park Legislation, New Leadership in the CA State Assembly, Assemblywoman Soria named Chair of Assembly Agriculture Committee, UCGTCF Dean’s Advisory Committee Members Meet at Farm to Explore Partnerships, Lawrence Hall of Science Hosts GCR, Collaborations to Ensue, The Cal Football Reading Challenge Returns, Visitors, Vendors, DJs and New-Old Duds on Telegraph, Empty Nest: Annie and Lou’s Young Falcons Have Flown Away

  • June 30: Chancellor Carol Christ Announces 2024 Retirement, Plans for Ambitious Year; Berkeley Leaders, Scholars React to Supreme Court’s Decision on Affirmative Action; Berkeley’s Successful Diversity Efforts Coupled with Academic Excellence Offer Model; Berkeley in the (White) House for State Dinner; Berkeley Talks: Biden Economic Adviser on Building a Clean Energy Economy; State Budget Signed, UC to Receive 5% Budget Increase; 

    State Funds Development of First-of-its-Kind Police Misconduct Database; Telegraph District Annual Meeting; Death Penalty Clinic Students Turn to Video as New Storytelling Strategy; July 4 Road Closures: Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Panoramic Way Closed to Non-Residents   

  • June 9: Vice Chancellor of Research Yelick Discusses Emerging Technologies; Trump Documents Case ‘A National Security Issue of the First Order,’ Scholar Says; NPR’s White House Correspondent Honored by Alumni Club of Washington, DC; Alumni Working on Capitol Hill Revive Cal Politicos; 

    Meet Congresswoman Andrea Salinas’ 94 (D-OR); US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Keynotes Regional Sustainable Growth Summit; CACS Sustainability Summit Awards Students, Staff, Faculty; DEI Programs are Tools for Student Development, not Political Fodder; Prioritizing Equity Justice in Energy, Climate, and Transit Research

  • June 2: Berkeley Mayor, Public Schools Fund, UCB Celebrate HS Student Leaders; Students Recycle Tons of Furniture and Household Items; Community Plants for Monarchs at UCGTCF, Compost Hub Opens; Berkeley City Auditor and Alumna Jenny Wong Wins 3rd Knighton Award; ASUC in DC to Lobby for Support; Debt Ceiling Deal Passes House, Senate; The End of People as Pollution? CA Bill Would Shield Housing Developers — Including at UC Berkeley
  • May 19: Fun Vibes, a Celebration of Loved Ones Were Standouts at UC Berkeley’s Commencement; Chancellor's Awards for Public Service; 

    UC Regents’ Vote Creates UC Berkeley’s First College in 50 Years; Small Business Month Celebrates Berkeley Startups; California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation Team (of Cal Alums) in DC to Testify; May Revise: Gov. Keeps Funding in Budget for UC; UC Regents Confirmed by State Senate

  • May 12: Chancellor, Campus Leaders Converge on Capitol to Advocate for Support of UC’s Budget Request; Diversifying California's Educator Workforce; No Sign of Agreement on Debt Ceiling; Pomp, Famous Speakers and Dozens of Events to Celebrate UC Berkeley Grads; Campus Conversations: Chancellor Christ Provides an Update and Looks to the Future; Student Leaders Spreading the Word About Move Out & Cooperative Reuse; Codornices Creek Stakeholders Walk and Talk Vegetation Management, Clean Ups 
  • May 5: White House Staff Discuss AI, Quantum, and Other Emerging Technologies; Rep. Garamendi Staff Tour Bakar BioEnginuity Hu; National Academy of Sciences Elects Seven From UC Berkeley; City, Campus Welcomes UCPD Chief Pittman; City Recognizes SERC Day, 10 Year Anniversary Gala; On My Mind: How Serving Students Connects to my Identity as an Asian American; Rain or Shine, Berkeley Bears are Always Down to Volunteer
  • April 28: Berkeley Grad Julie Chavez Rodriguez to Run Biden’s Reelection Campaign; Your Cable News Might be a “Partisan Echo Chamber”; Sights and Scenes: Cal Day 2023; Gov., State, City of Berkeley Backs UCB Efforts to Build Student Housing at People’s Park; Cooperative Reuse: Furniture Recycling Coming Soon! Bayer Funding Supports Education Throughout the City and Building Resiliency in West Berkeley; Tell AC Transit What You Want! 

    ICYMI: UC Berkeley Graduate Programs Succeed Once Again in New U.S. News Rankings

  • April 21: Chancellor Christ On Capitol Hill, Janet Napolitano's Inaugural DC Immersion Week, Chancellor Christ, Engineering Dean Plot Future for Semiconductor Industry, Lawmakers Briefed on First Phase (Now Underway!) of Berkeley Clean Energy Campus; UC/City/ Student Relations Committee: UCB Capital Strategies and Student Housing Update, Welcome Incoming ASUC Leaders; Albany Little League, Campus Explore Improvements for Sustainable and Safe Programming; Cal Day is Almost Here! To Solve Challenges, Californians Broadly Favor a Mix of Bold, Practical Solutions; Zero Waste Strategic Plan District 7 Focus Group.
  • April 14: Dr. Bristol Discusses Black Men and Boys in Education with Congress; The Lawrence Teaches Kids to Build Bunny Copters at White House Easter EGGucation Roll; Passing the Torch; Telegraph Ambassadors Helped Community Weather the Storms; District Welcomes Spring Visitors; How Using ‘Love as Resistance’ Can Bring Collective Liberation; International Journalists on Women’s Rights in Iran and Afghanistan
  • April 7: Rep Chu in conversation with Sen Boxer, ASUC Leaders, Trump Indicted, CALPIRG in DC, Sacto; Rare Beetle, Rediscovered After 55 years, Named in Honor of Jerry Brown; Assemblyman Grayson Seeks Expertise From Berkeley Labor Center Leaders, UC Regent Jose Hernandez Discusses the Value of Undocumented Students 
  • March 24: Dean Ackerly Advocates for Farm Bill and Research Funding, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, UCSF Join Bay Area Council’s Voice in Sacramento; Chancellor Speaks at Berkeley Rotary Lunch, Happy 60th! KALX Receives Proclamation from Berkeley City Council, CA Senate, Alameda County, Do You! Week Wraps Up, Look for Who’s Not at the Table and Other Advice from Female Data Scientists, UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers Wins World-renowned Dan David Prize, Berkeley Voices: Ali Bhatti on Ramadan and How His Faith Guided Him Through Deep Loss, Campus Provides Chips, Community Cares for Creek
  • March 10: UC Berkeley Mourns, Celebrates the Life of Disability Rights Icon Judith Heumann, President Biden Releases FY24 Budget, Voting, Race and Religion: Is the U.S. Supreme Court a Threat to Democracy?, ASUC Leaders Meet with 40 Offices in Sacramento, Women in California’s Legislature Introduced by UC Berkeley Housing Expert, Berkeley Startup Cluster Advisors Provide Updates, Discuss Increasing Diversity, New Policies, 

    Bringing Indigenous Knowledge to Neuroscience, ‘Be the Change’: A Podcast That Aims ‘To Remove the Mystery of Making Change’

  • March 3: Missile Sirens, Research Resolve: Ukrainians at Berkeley Reflect on a Year at War, ASUC Vote Coalition Named Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting, UC Berkeley and the Rincon Tribe are Recognized in the State Legislature, State Budget Hearing on UC, CA Funds Historic UC Initiative to Support Educational Leaders, Equity in Schools, Record Number of California Residents Apply to UC Berkeley, UC Research Partnerships Highlighted at Inaugural Science Day in Sacramento, Lt. Governor Joins Panel to Discuss Women in Leadership and the Future of California, 

    Telegraph District Celebrates Ambassador’s 75th Birthday, Richmond City Council Member Bana Hosts GCR , Welcome, Lou! UC Berkeley’s New Male Falcon Gets a Name, Spread the Word: Apply for a Berkeley E-bike

  • Feb 17: Feinstein Announces Retirement, Experts Reports on Microplastics Risks and Policy Landscape, The Role of Child Care in California’s Economy and Recent State Investments, LAO Released Revised Budget Forecast, Recommendations, UCPD Chief Pittman, Campus Leaders Encourage Berkeley to Let there be Light, Quakes in Turkey and Syria Hit Home at Berkeley, Where Aid is Underway, New Berkeley Center to Explore Critical Issues at Intersection of Politics, Economy, Black History Month: Women of the Black Panther Party, Marshawn, Rex, Lou, Hu or Tony? Pick the Name of Annie the Falcon’s New Mate
  • Feb 10State of the Union, Faculty Members Elected to AAAS, UC Berkeley Leading National Early Care and Education Workforce Center, 

    Faculty Member Appointed to CA Air Resources Board, UC Berkeley’s New Police Chief, Yogananda Pittman, Sworn In, City/UC/Student Relations Committee Discusses Complete Streets, Improving Safety, Celebrating Berkeley’s Black History with Stories, Events, Resources, Artist Eniola Fakile Asks: What if a Hamburger Had Feelings? GCR Convenes Lower Codornices Creek Stakeholders Meeting, Berkeley’s Innovation Map Updated, Fiat Lux Walk 2.0: Northside Focus

  • Jan 27: UC Reception for 2023 Legislators, After Calif. Mass Shootings, Find Community, Spaces for Healing, Lisa García Bedolla: Post-strike, Moving Forward Together, UCGTCF Dean’s Advisory Meeting: Reviews Successes, Identifies Partnership Opportunities, Student Danny Thongsy: We Can Look Within Ourselves to Find Strength and Persevere, It’s Time for No-drone Warnings as Falcon Nesting Season Nears on Campus
  • Jan 20: ASUC Executive Affairs Vice President and Team in DC, Congresswoman Lee and FSA Administrator Discuss Farm Bill on Campus, Institute of Transportation Studies on Capitol Hill, Cal Women’s Softball & Rowing Contribute to Richmond’s MLK Day of Service, Beyond the Dream: United for Gender Equality, Fiat Lux Walk Walking Street Light Survey, Cal Parents and Families Host Safety Facebook Live 
  • Jan 13: Rocky Start to 118th Congress, Gov. Newsom Unveils January Budget Proposal, UC Statement by President Drake on Gov.’s Budget,  Legislative Leadership Changes, How UC Berkeley is Moving Beyond the Strike, Pushing to Remove Legal Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated Students, At Winter Commencement, Celebration and a Look Forward, ICYMI: For Berkeley, 2022 was a Year of Speaking Out and Looking Ahead, Among Us: Welcome State GCR Director Miguel Martinez!


  • Dec 18: State Legislative Race Results (Update), Legislative Session Has Gavel-In, UC Berkeley-California Delegation to Israel to Explore Widening Cooperative Initiatives, Dr. Carol Zabin Named Clean Energy Hall of Fame Recipient, Congress Has Full Agenda During Lame Duck Session, For New UC Berkeley Chief, Building Trust is the Key to Modern Police Work, 2022 UC Berkeley Holiday Gift Guide, Haas Joins Supervisor Gioia, Local Partners to Plant Trees at Richmond School, Student-Athletes collaborate with Berkeley Fire’s Random Acts, DeTrashBerkeley Cleans Up Again!
  • Nov 18: GSPP Hosts Ukrainian Member of Parliament Inna Sovsun, SERC Delegation at UN Climate Conference in Egypt, UC Berkeley Participates in IAPP Greece Pharos Summit to Strengthen U.S.-Greek Collaboration in Higher Education, UC Berkeley Takes #1 in the First-Ever QS Sustainability World University Rankings, Big Game Blood Drive at Cal: Cal Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Faced off Against Stanford, Athletics Head Coaches Host UCPD, BPD, GCR to Talk Safety, Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month 2022, A Reminder about Personal or Commercial Scooters and Micromobility Devices 
  • Nov 11: Control of Congress Uncertain as Votes Continue to be Counted; Congresswoman Lee Speaks on Sproul Plaza; UC Berkeley Student Discusses Title IX and Dobbs Decision at White House; State Legislative Race Results; Telegraph District Celebrates Second Sundays, Lauds Ambassadors; Exploring the Sound of the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz; Trans and Nonbinary Empowerment Month; United Against Hate Week! 
  • Nov 4: U.S. Census Dir. Santos on Campus, Meets with Student Leaders, Faculty, Staff; ASUC VoteCo Leader Lifts Up Importance of Gen Z Voters, Featured in KPIX, Forbes; State & Local Elected Officials Cheer the Bears Against the Huskies; Senator Stern Connects with Energy & Climate Experts; Berkeley Public Policy School’s Inaugural Fall Visit to Sacramento; Senator Josh Newman Tours Campus; Chancellor Christ Hosts Elected and Appointed Officials at Cal Bears Game Versus Oregon; Assemblymember Phil Ting's Critical Issues in Public Policy; Midterm Elections 2022: Ready, Set, Vote! Student Leaders Lift Up Good Neighborliness, Pick Up Trash, PartySafe; Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living, Which Launched the Disability Rights movement, Turns 50; How Community Spaces Can Empower Students to Mobilize, Explore; Berkeley Pilots Paid Visitor Parking Program on Southside
  • Oct 21: Vice President Harris Discusses Climate Change at Podcast Recording (Rausser College Packs the Crowd!); PBS NewsHour Features Campus Work to Repatriate Artifacts to Indigenous Tribes; Rachel Morello-Frosch Elected to National Academy of Medicine; City/UC/Student Relations Committee Discusses Southside Zoning, LRDP Spending Plans; College Corps Fellows Sworn in by Gov, CA Sup. of Public Instruction; ‘A Mix of Hope and Sorrow’: Campus Community Reflects on Iran Uprising; Grad Dean García Bedolla: I Work so Today’s Latinx Students Don’t Face the Barriers I Did; Berkeley’s New Latinx Student Resource Center Creates Family Away From Home; UC Students: Share Your Voting Testimonies
  • Oct 7: Fifth Circuit Ruling Keeps DACA in Place for Now, Future Uncertain; AG Bonta Kicks off Creating Citizens Speaker Series; Senator Skinner Guest Lectures at GSPP; Cal Makes Major Push for Diversity Without Considering Race, Gender in Admissions; Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s Years at UC Berkeley; Physics Nobel Recognizes Berkeley experiment on ‘Spooky Action at a Distance; ICYMI: Celebrate Disability Awareness and Employment Month at UC Berkeley; Disability Focus: Liam Chavez "We Bring Unique Points of View and Strengths to the Workplace"
  • Sept 30: Cal Athletics Director Meets with Senator Padilla’s Office; UC Berkeley Alum Participates in White House Hunger Summit and Hill meetings; UC Berkeley Library Event Celebrates 50 years of Title IX, a Game-Changer for Women in Sports; RCNR Dean's Advisory Committee on the Gill Tract Community Farm; Constitution Day Campus Conversation: Law Dean on the Supreme Court;  I’m A Berkeleyan: Student Lucy Andrews: ‘Hold Deeply to the Belief that a Different World is Possible’; Good Neighbor Sign Hanging; Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Learning About Latinx Culture, Experiences Through Film
  • Sept 16: Chancellor Hosts Mayor, Assemblymember at Cal Football; UC Berkeley is the No. 1 Public School in the Country; UC Gill Tract Community Farm Dean’s Advisory Committee Explores Expanding Youth Activities; Telegraph Second Sundays: Off to a Cool Start; DeTrash Berkeley: IFC Cleans Up Post Game; Campus Spotlight: Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
  • Sept 9: Congressman Garamendi’s Staff Visits the College of Chemistry, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Visits Campus, Global Research Network Announced, Chancellor Hosts Elected Officials at Cal Bears’ First Home Game, Welcome Bears: Chancellor, Mayor Ring in New School Year,  UC Berkeley Launches ‘Affordable and Equitable’ Plans with City eE-bike, E-scooter Rentals, Student Risk Subcommittee Reconvenes, Focuses on Data, Trends and Benchmarks for Alcohol and Other Drugs,  Feedback requested: Report on the Role of the University in Political Action

  • Sept 2: Biden Administration Announces Student Loan Relief Plan; Chancellor Carol Christ: In New year, Strengthen the Ties That Bind us Together; GBO Introduces 8000+ Students to Telegraph During Dine Around; Quiet Hour Signs, GLA Updates and Good Neighbor Tips: City, Community Leaders Participate in Virtual Happy Neighbors; Cal Football 2022 Briefing; First 8 Reconvenes Ahead of High Student Risk Start to the Semester; Cal Parents Host FaceBook Live Events on Public Safety, Return to Campus; UC Berkeley Researcher Says Inflation Reduction Act is Pro-worker and Pro-climate; ICYMI: Town Hall ICYMI: On Protecting Reproductive Freedom
  • August 19: Dean Tsu-Jae Liu Speaks at Speaker Pelosi’s CHIPS Act Event, Feinstein Staffers Visit UC Berkeley Campus, State Department Official Visits Berkeley, Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law, New Student Convocation, Update on Construction of Housing at People’s Park Site, UC Berkeley Offers Nearly 20,000 Students Admission for 2022-23, Clipper BayPass Provides Free Transit to 12,000 UC Berkeley Students, New UC Regents Appointed by Gov. Newsom, Including 2 Alums,  Campus Initiative Highlighted in Senate Hearing on Grid Resilience
  • July 29: Senate Passes Major Competitiveness and Research Bill, It’s all Aligned: Professor Khiara Bridges Testifies at Senate Hearing, UC, CA Secretary of State Sign Resolution to Increase Voter Participation, State Government Operations Agency Taps GSPP for Retreat, Move In and Traffic Mitigation Planning is Underway, Fired Up for the Future; AC Transit Increases Services on Berkeley Lines, Covid-19 and monkeypox update
  • July 1: Supreme Court Limits Government’s Ability to Combat Climate Change, Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade Upending Decades of Abortion Access for Women, Climate Event Featuring Secretary Granholm, Bill Gates, Chancellor Christ held at Zellerbach, Pell Turns 50! Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX, CA Budget Includes $5.1B for UC, Berkeley’s New Daytime Center Opens for Unhoused Community, How Berkeley is Housing the People of People’s Park, Student-led Furniture Recycling Program Serves Thousands, Keeps Tons out of Waste Stream, Telegraph Business Improvement District Annual Meeting, Campus Updates: Juneteenth is a Catalyst for Remembering our National Commitments to Freedom, Liberty and Equity, How UC Berkeley Became a National Leader in Trans Care
  • May 27: State Leader Visits Berkeley, Praises Novel Partnership to Help the Unhoused; Move Out: Cooperative Reuse is Underway! Help Spread the Word; ICYMI: Commencement: In Rollicking Ceremony, UC Berkeley graduates Cap a Challenging College Education; Senator Skinner, Assemblymember Phil Ting Awarded Chancellor’s Citation; Meet UC Berkeley’s 2022 Peter E. Haas Public Service Award Winner; Berkeley Talks: An update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness; Law School to Pay Bulk of its In-state Native American Students’ Tuition; 10 Years After Sandy Hook, Another Tragedy at an Elementary School. What Can We Do?
  • May 13: Gov’s May Revise Set to Boost Funding for Higher Ed; Asm Rodriguez Tours Campus Seismic Retrofit Efforts; Asm Quirk Honored by the ITS; Chancellor Recognized Campus Community Members for Public Service; Berkeley Leaders Join Oakland Mayor Schaaf to Celebrate Efforts to End Digital Divide; In Top Graduating Senior, East Coast Grit Meets Berkeley Utopianism; Blum Remembered at Campus Celebration of Life; 

    Climate, Guns and Religion: Supreme Court Poised for a Sharp Right Turn

  • May 6: High Court Abortion Move Threatens Contraception, LGBTQ+ Rights, Scholars Say; Student Protest; Professor Hsiang Discusses Tech and Nature with White House; APLU Names New President; Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Visits to Consult with Cal Experts; California-Israel R&D Agreement Revisited at Global Conference; Berkeley Today and Tomorrow Explores Resilience & Recovery: Planning for a Post-Pandemic World; Cal Women’s Gymnastics, Soccer & Basketball Join in Service with the Communities of Berkeley and Richmond; RCNR Dean's Advisory Committee on the Gill Tract Community Farm; Cooperative Reuse: Students Lead on Move Out Planning; Campus Spotlight: Berkeley Talks: Damilola Ogunbiyi on Driving an Equitable Energy Transition; Commencement Sold Out: More than 42,000 expected 
  • April 22: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Featured at Annual IGS Boxer Lecture; Congressman DeSaulnier Visits, Meets with Students, Faculty; 

    Congressman Swalwell Visits Berkeley Center for Smart Infrastructure; LHS Delivers Kid-Friendly STEM Activities at White House Egg Roll, UCB Alumni Provide Support; Concerted Advocacy Begins for Berkeley Clean Energy Campus in Sacramento; CA Awards $5M to 21CSLA for Equity in Early Childhood Education; City/UC/Student Relations Committee Welcomes New Student Leaders, Receives Updates; UCB’s Campus Master Plan and LRDP win Excellence Award; Campus Spotlight: A Healing Collaboration: Café Ohlone Moves onto Berkeley Campus; Cal Day!

  • April 15: Gov’s Office, UCOP Join Chancellor Christ to Promote College Corps Fellows; Village of Love, Church Run Drop-In Center Plans Garner Support in Telegraph District; Campus Spotlight: Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month; Campus Celebrates Earth Week April 18 to 25! UC Berkeley Researchers Win NEH Grants ‘Islands of Hope’: Ukrainian Libraries Respond to Russian Invasion in Surprising and Heartbreaking Ways; Double the Pell — Add Your Name! 
  • April 1: Goldman School Student Delegation's Day in Sacramento; Ivor Emmanuel Meets with US Citizenship and Immigration Director; Campus Update: Spring 2022 Latinx-Thriving Institution Initiative Updates; A Month at War: Berkeley’s Ukrainian Students Turn Shock, Anger into Action; UC Experts Tapped by California Council on Science & Technology to Discuss Microgrids; California 100 Provides Policy Solutions, Reports to State Leaders; Quarterly Meeting of the IFC, Neighbors, City and Campus Partners; Double the Pell — Add Your Name!
  • March 18: UC Berkeley to be Fully Enrolled this Fall, Newsom Appoints Adrian Diaz Deputy Commissioner, CA Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, Congress Passes FY2022 Appropriations Bills, Cal Performance Director Thanks Congress for Pandemic Relief, Support for Humanities, Student Sofia Liashcheva: Honoring my Russian Culture Through Art and Activism, Daily Cal Lauds Campus-City Partnership, Suggests Long-Term Solutions for Unhoused Needed, The Climate Crisis: Justice and Solutions, Grow California Together!
  • March 11: Lawmakers Propose Fix for Enrollment Cut; Listening to the Voices of Leaders to Advance Equity; Campus, City Form Model Alliances to aid  People’s Park Unhoused; SF Chron Reports Neighbor Lawsuits Jeopardize Housing; Chancellor Carol Christ, Campus Leaders, Mayor Celebrate Opening of Intersection Apartments in Emeryville; Women’s History and Empowerment Month; Berkeley Startup Cluster Advisor Meeting; Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians in the United States; RCNR Dean Meets Congressional Staff to Advocate for Basic & Applied Research
  • March 4: Enrollment Frozen: State Supreme Court Rejects Appeal; The Campus Community Supports Ukraine, Offers Defiance, Analysis and Inspiration; CSCCE Director Testifies in Congress on Covid-19; Berkeley’s Redistricting Commission Picks New City Council Map; For Newly Admitted Students, Cal Day 2022 will be Held on Campus; Sport as a Bridge for Community Building & Social Justice; Campus Spotlight: How Embracing Your Lived Experiences Can Change the World
  • Feb 18: UC Berkeley on Court Decision Affecting 2022-23 Academic Year Enrollment — City Votes to File in Opposition of Cap; California Republicans Elect Gallagher as New Leader in State Assembly; NASA Associate Administrator Zurbuchen Visits Campus; Professor Bristol Discusses Importance of Literacy at Conference for Bilingual Educators; Cal Athletics Racial Justice Council & Black Student-Athlete Committee Host Symposium with Berkeley Social Welfare; Berkeley Voices: How the Great Migration Transformed American Music; Weigh in on Women’s Volleyball Facility at Clark Kerr Campus; Advocates Allege Proposed Berkeley City Council Districts Fail to Represent Renters; Berkeley Southside Streets: Updated Designs
  • Feb 4: IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler Discusses Voting Rights at Congressional Town Hall; Latest Exit leaves California Assembly with Five Vacancies; Celebrating Black History Month: Finding Moments of Reflection, Agency and Joy;  City/UC/Student Relations Committee Relaunched; 

    UC Berkeley Breaks Ground on Helen Diller Anchor House, Transfer Housing; Subcommittee on Student Risk Collaborates for Harm Reduction;  Independent Redistricting Commission Narrows in on New Maps; Discovered in Berkeley Highlights Local Fun at Your Home(s) Away from Home 

  • Jan 28: House Introduces Major Science and Competitiveness Bill; Professor, City Officials React to the Failure to Pass John R. Lewis Act; Student Housing is Tight — CA Plan Wants $5 Billion for Affordable Beds; Above and Beyond: Richmond Field Station Meeker Slough Cleanup; First 8 Reconvenes as Cases Peak; City Shares Sites to Help Find Sanctioned Testing Sites; Student-led Advocacy Group Reimagines Telegraph Avenue Streetscape as Car-free Zone; Berkeley Redistricting: How New City Council Boundaries Could Affect You
  • Jan 21: California Offers College Students $10K for Public Service; Why Some California Lawmakers Are Pushing For A Multi-Billion Fund To Build More Affordable College Housing; Cal Gives Back, Community Leaders Recognized on MLK Jr. Day; 2022 MLK Breakfast: Health Equity & Justice; Cal Athletes Participate in Richmond Community in Day of Service; Campus Basic Needs Center Helps Students When They Need it Most; City Engagement: Housing Element, Redistricting, Reimagining Public Safety; Dorothea Lange Fellowship Winner Found Community Covering Racial Justice Protests
  • Jan 14: Governor’s Proposed Budget Offers Strong Support for UC, Redistricting Draft Maps Coming Soon, Telegraph District Board Explores Potential SouthSide Streets Updates, RCNR Dean's Advisory Committee on the Gill Tract Community Farm, ICYMI: For UC Berkeley, 2021 was a Year of Deep Reflection and Great Achievement, Pledge to Advocate Alongside to Support the UC
  • Dec 10:  Rucker Johnson Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education, Dr. Gadgil Demonstrates Technology to Remove Arsenic from Water, Nonresident Students Matter, not Just for Their Tuition, Expert Shares Future of UC System in Rotary Club Appearance, Cal Alum Overseeing Renovation of State Capitol Has Eye Towards Safety, CALFIRE Director Leans In to His Alma Mater, Mayor Attends Cal-USC Game, Cal Football Ends Season on High Note, IAB Meeting Provides Updates on Community Safety and Police Accountability, Cal Parents Hosts FaceBook Live on Community Safety, IFC Quarterly Meeting Highlights Community Education, New Support for 2022, Congratulations to the Cal Men’s Water Polo Team, NCAA National Champions.
  • Dec 3: Congress Averts Shutdown, Cal Alum Nani Coloretti Nominated for OMB, Sec. Napolitano, GSPP Faculty Joined by Sen. Warner to Talk Tech, Voting & Democracy, Berkeley Alum Varsha Sarveshwar Named Rhodes Scholar, LA Times Letter to the Editor: Higher Ed Needs Funding, UCPD Brightens Student-Parent Tables with Annual Turkey Giveaway, Buy Local — and Give Back — with UC Berkeley’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, Celebrating Cloey Hewlett, ICYMI: Daily Cal’s Basic Needs Impact Issue.
  • Nov 19: VP Harris’ Residence to Display Jewish Mezuzah from UC Berkeley, 

    LAO: The 2022-23 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook, Regents Say No to Tests for Undergraduate Admissions, CA FWD Economic Summit Draws Passionate Leaders, UC Berkeley Students, UC Transportation Innovation Awarded $10M, Presented by Asm. Quirk, Dean Wilson Represents UC Berkeley at Business Hall of Fame Event Honoring Doudna, Students Call for Peer Involvement in Plans to Transform Telegraph Avenue, Community Spotlight: Professor Peter Nelson adds wildland firefighting to his expertise, 

  • Dec 3: Congress Averts Shutdown, Cal Alum Nani Coloretti Nominated for OMB, Sec. Napolitano, GSPP Faculty Joined by Sen. Warner to Talk Tech, Voting & Democracy, Berkeley Alum Varsha Sarveshwar Named Rhodes Scholar, LA Times Letter to the Editor: Higher Ed Needs Funding, UCPD Brightens Student-Parent Tables with Annual Turkey Giveaway, Buy Local — and Give Back — with UC Berkeley’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, 

    Celebrating Cloey Hewlett, ICYMI: Daily Cal’s Basic Needs Impact Issue, No More Free Parking? Weigh in on Southside Complete Streets Planning, UC Stands with our DACA fam!

  • Nov 5: Chancellor Hosts Elected Officials, Bears Win, Prof. Cohen’s CO₂ monitors featured at 2021 Climate Summit, Campus Represented in Jewish Community Solidarity Event with Electeds, Campus Represented in Jewish Community Solidarity Event with Electeds, Campus, City, Community Participate in DEIJ Centered Climate Change Resilience Workshop, Blind Hiker and Staffer Ann Wai-Yee Kwong Wants You to Thrive, Berkeley Bucks!
  • Oct 22Law Professor, Bioethicist Elected to National Academy of Medicine, UC Berkeley Expert Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee, Professor Dan Kammen to Serve in Biden Administration, Simplifying Financial Aid Letters Pays Big Dividends, UC and UC Berkeley Included in California’s Economic Ties with Israel New Report, Campus Conversation Featuring New GSPP Dean David C. Wilson; Do You Week: Students, Peer Education, Safety and AOD Culture; Community Spotlight: Circle Up: A Support Group for Students, by Students
  • Oct 15UC Berkeley’s Dan Kammen Promotes Climate Change Policy with Speaker Pelosi, Governor Takes Action on Hundreds of Bills Passed by Legislature, CA Women Lead Conference Features Cal Alumni, Rigel Robinson Hosts Southside Community Safety Meeting with BPD, UCPD on Campus, This Sunday, First-ever Berkeley Bird Festival Includes Campus Fun
  • Oct 8:UC President Drake Visits Campus, Meets with Students, Faculty and Staff, Chancellor Christ Welcomes Elected Officials to Cal Homecoming, Governor Appoints CAA’s Clothilde Hewlett to Lead Department of Financial Protection & Innovation, City Seeks Input on Location of 24 Hour Bathroom in Telegraph District, Five Questions for Chancellor Carol Christ About People’s Park, Community Spotlight: UC Berkeley Archives Websites at Risk of Erasure by Taliban, LOVE Project to Provide Bay Area Veterans with Pro Bono Legal Services, 
  • Oct 1: People's Park plans approved by Regents; Albany 2x2x2: Basic Needs, Graduate Student Housing Updates, Dean’s Advisory Committee on UCGTCF and More; First 8 Hosts IA, Highlights Staff Working Hard to Host Safe Home Games;  Crucial Conversation: Transpo Manager Joins Albany Mayor Gary, Climate Experts; 

  • Research town hall on international research; Berkeley Center for the Study of Child Care Employment Tapped by CA Dept of Ed; AVC Grimaldo Highlights Berkeley’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources, UC Extension at Local Town Hall 
  • Sept 24Two UC Berkeley Professors Appointed to PCAST, UC Berkeley Student’s Story Highlights the Importance of Doubling the Pell Grant, Federal and State Policymakers Lean in to UC on Wildfires, Partysafe Hydration Station Popular Stop on Southside, It's Latinx Heritage Month! Celebrate! 

    California Roars Back, Janet Napolitano Talks Security & Politics with Silicon Valley Execs 

  • Sept 17Campus Accessible Voting Location Serves More Than 3000 Voters, Telegraph District Highlights GBO Dine Around, Supports Housing in District, UC Gill Tract Community Farm Dean’s Advisory Committee, Quarterly Meeting of the IFC, Neighbors, City and Campus Partners, Newsom Overwhelmingly Defeats California Recall Attempt, Infrastructure Webinar Featuring Cal Alumni Policy Experts
  • Sept 10Chancellor Hosts State and Local Officials at Cal Bears Opening Game, Annual Welcome from Mayor, Chancellor, City, Community Leaders Participate in Virtual Happy Neighbors Meeting on Campus and City COVID-19 Efforts on the Southside, Berkeley Engineering Student Safety Forum, House Rules Committee Holds Roundtable on Student Hunger, House Education and Labor Committee Only Adds $500 to Pell Grant in Budget Reconciliation, Mia Bonta Elected to the California State Assembly, VOTE!
  • Aug 27Reps. DeSaulnier, McGovern Discuss Food Policy; Afghan Scholar Rescue Campaign; Chancellor's welcome back to campus. Cal Parents Facebook Live highlights student safety with BPD, UCPD, EAVP Master and CM Robinson; Cal Football 2021 Season briefing. Remember: the CA special election is coming: Register to vote!
  • Aug 20: With New-Student Move-in, that Old Campus Energy Starts to Return, Convocation features remarks by Chancellor Christ and ASUC President Tellem, EAVP Master, Student Leaders Connect with Local GCR on Infrastructure, Safety, , First 8 Reconvenes Talks Student Safety and Risk Mitigation, UC Community Safety Plan and Berkeley’s Progress, Rep. Garamendi Tours the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub, Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Tees up Additional $3.5T, Cal Talks Name, Image, Likeness Rights at Pac-12 Media Day, California is Failing to Meet Demand for UC Admission. Why it’s a Crisis
  • July 30: UC and Cal's Olympians! Fifth Circuit Court Rules Against DACA Program; UC Berkeley Law Student Marlenee Blas Pedral Appointed as 2022-23 UC Student Regent; California 100 Research Partners Announced; UC Berkeley Enrolls Another Diverse Class for Fall 2021; 10th Anniversary of CA-Jiangsu Partnership; Telegraph District Public Safety Roundtable; UC Advocacy Network Accepting Applications: Spread the Word
  • July 16: Newsom Signs Budget Bill, Diversifying the Teacher Workforce, New Agreement with City Sets Fresh Tone in Town-Gown Relations, 

    City Proclamation Recognizing Cooperative Reuse, Cal Move Out Initiative, RCD Provides Preview of Supportive Housing Development; Board Agrees to Provide Statement of Support, What do Delivery Bots, Faux Pork and Crowdfunding Platforms Have in Common?,  UC Berkeley Joins City Collaboration in $12.75M Fire Safety Investment, UC Berkeley Discusses Climate Change Priorities During Hill Meetings; Welcome back to campus!

  • July 8: VCR Katz Testifies About Bias Against Chinese-American Researchers, UC Researchers Featured at Coalition for National Science Funding Advocacy Day, UC Statement on 2021 State Budget Agreement Between Gov. Newsom and State Leaders, California Lawmakers Tout Big College Spending, but Key Items Get Zero Dollars This Year, John Swartzberg Provides Updates at COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens Town Hall, 

    Cal Alumna & Executive Director of California Strategic Growth Council Returns to UC Berkeley, New Era: UC Berkeley Helps Student-Athletes Take Advantage of New NCAA Rules, I’m A Berkeleyan: Em Huang on Why it’s Important to Acknowledge Multiple Identities

  • June 25: U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student Athletes, Double the Pell Legislation Introduced, Congressional Briefing on the Future of Public Transportation, President Drake Announces Juneteenth a New UC Holiday, Campus Declares Day of Remembrance, 

    President Biden Nominates Alumnus for Key Role in Europe, Telegraph District Annual Meeting: Community Grateful to Ambassadors, Staff, IAB Community Meeting Focuses on Responses to Mental Health and Homelessness, Berkeley Startups Pitch for Equity, Berkeley News, Alumni Relations Teams Receive 4 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Gold Awards, Pride Month, and the Berkeley Community Comes Out to Shine — and Reflect

  • June 11Students Collect 200,000 Pounds of Reusable Furniture, Donate to the Community, Return to Campus: Guiding Principles for Campus for Staff, Faculty, Local Merchants Welcome the Cal Community Back as State Opens, Community Feature: Alvin Ailey, Cal Performances Screens World Premiere Dance Film, Senate Passes the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, Supreme Court Limits Path to Citizenship for TPS Holders
  • May 28: GCR Meets with Incoming ASUC EAVP Riya Master and Staff, Cooperative Reuse is Underway! Help Spread the Word! Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service; Telegraph District Bids a Fond Farewell to Emily! Can't Get Enough of Commencement? Check out These Highlights; 

    Congress Passes Legislation to Counter the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes; SkyDeck Briefing with Rep. Lee’s Office; Legislature Advances Budget Plan to Reduce Out of State Student Enrollment at UC; Chancellor Christ, Regent Pérez Talk Budget with Speaker Rendon; Tim Lipman Briefs State Policymakers on Carbon Neutral Transportation by 2045

  • May 14: California Has a Staggering $75.7B Budget Surplus, UC Supplemental State Budget Request,  Chancellor Connects with pro Tem Atkins and Sen.  Laird to Talk Budget, Commencement and In-person Procession at the Greek, Blockeley! Cal Move Out: Cooperative Reuse, Mattress Recycling and More, City and Campus Partner to See Increased Partnership, Communication; Seek to Reduce Student, Community Risk, New Biosciences Hub! 
  • April 30: Biden Announces $1.8T American Families Plan for Workers, Students and Families; New biomanufacturing institute; Bayen testifies @ new CA aerospace commission; CALPIRG & GCR chat, BAMPFA opens!
  • April 23: Campus Responds to Chauvin Verdict, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, GCR Aljm Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo Will Give the Commencement Address, Cal profs/experts to DC, in Sac; Christ and Regent Pérez Connect with Senate Budget Committee Chair  Skinner; LRDP CAG: Physical Design, Sustainability and Partnership; GCR chats with D7 interns.
  • April 16: Three UC Berkeley Journalism Students Detail Rise of Extremist Paramilitary Groups, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks at Berkeley Law; Former Richmond Police Chief Tapped to Lead U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionState Legislators Weigh in on the Future of California, hancellor Christ Meets with Assembly Budget Committee Leaders, Catherine Koshland is New Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, town and gown, 

    Eleven Campus Institutes Host an Unpacking of Black-Jewish Relations.

  • April 9: Biden Moves to Fortify DACA While Awaiting Texas Decision, PhD Candidate Selected for National Science Policy Network’s Second SciPol Scholars Cohort, Governor Aims To Reopen California By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics, Berkeley’s Virtual Tour Gives Future Students a Way to Interact with Campus, From Afar, BAMPFA Announces Reopening Dates; Free Access for Essential Works, Deals for All!, 

    Public Service Opportunities, Highlights From Berkeley SkyDeck's Virtual Demo Day, Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values Learning Lab & Pitch Competition

  • April 2: President Biden’s $2T Infrastructure Plan Announced, Prospects Unclear, AVC of Enrollment Management Ogundele Appointed to AAU Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education, February Receipts Beat Forecast by $3.8 Billion, Now Up $14.3 Billion Over January Forecast, Lifting the Veil on Anti-Asian Racism in America, and Lifting up Campus and Community Voices Calling to Stop the Hate, Berkeley Startup Cluster Advisory Committee Meeting, LRDP Public Hearing to Receive Comments on the Draft EIR
  • March 19House Votes to Give Young Undocumented Immigrants Path to Citizenship; We are United in Support of Asian Americans; TBID Distributes Masks to Businesses; Anchor House project to prioritize transfer students, fund scholarships; BPD hosts community safety meeting; Local GCR convenes first Move Out meeting with students, city, community
  • March 12: Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill, UCB Title VI Nat'l Resource Centers Advocate for International Ed; Governor Newsom Touts COVID Progress in State of the State Address; Napolitano Moderates Panel on Free and Fair Elections; Sussman’s Whimsical Murals Give the Community a Sense of Place; Local Electeds Recognize Former Governor’s Global Leadership; Berkeley Restaurant Week is Coming: March Munch Madness!
  • March 5: UC Berkeley Professor Catherine Wolfram Joins Treasury Department; Dean Ackerly Advocates for Increased Agriculture Funding in Meetings with Congress; Paul Alivisatos Named President of University of Chicago: Congratulations, Paul!; RCNR Professor Kate O’Neill Presents at Assembly Hearing on Microplastics; President Drake Meets with Urban League of the Bay Area; 

    Community Highlight: Cal Alumni Association March Round-UpFebruary 26Double the Pell! UCB's Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary; Newsom Signs Budget Package; LRPD Draft! COVID Reminders. Black History Month contintues!

  • February 26: UC Launches Week of Action to “Double the Pell;” UC Berkeley Faculty Member Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary; Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Budget Package; LRPD Draft Released: Community Oriented Approach, Plan to Guide Campus Development; Black History Month; City Manager Williams-Ridley and VC Sutton Message to Students on COVID-19: Stay Vigilant, Do’s and Don’ts
  • February 19: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Introduced on the Hill, Senator Padilla to Chair Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Pandemic Relief Agreement, President Drake on Addressing Critical Challenges to UC, CA, UC Berkeley Student Leaders Discuss Student Housing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Celebrate Black History Month with Berkeley Life!
  • February 12: House Education and Labor Committee Passes More Higher Ed Funding; UC Health, CDPH launch COVID data models; CA-China Institute Discusses Climate Cooperation Under Biden-Harris; Former Dean Shares Timely Insights on Forest Management, Black History Month!! Board Meeting Highlights Telegraph District Resilience, Partnership with City, Campus
  • February 5: Congress move forward with new COVID-19 relief; Engineering Dean Liu Meets with Congressional Offices; UC President Drake reflects on Black History Month; Record-High Number of Applicants Apply to Berkeley and other UCs, Major Progress in URM applicants; COVID surge in student population.
  • January 29: President Biden's focuses on executive actions in early days ; Dean Brady Delivers “Politics and Policy in America 2021” to Silicon Valley Execs; UC is CA's $82B economic engine; Christ meets CA Sen. Becker; Health Ambassadors on campus Feb 1, COVID stories: get inspired
  • January 22President Biden & VP Harris are inaugured, Sen. Padilla sworn into Office; Newsom sets new CA tone, relationship with White House, state revenues grow even as income gap widens; soil sampleing begins at People's Park, Claremont Canyon tree removal improves evacution safety, LRDP Community Advisory Group meeting #6. Fuchsia seesaws!
  • January 8: Capitol Invaded; Dems win Georgia, flipping the US Senate; CA budget released, Gov. Newsome picks Padilla to replace Senator Harris and Dr. Weber as the next Secretary of State; East Bay native plant heroes feature UCB staff!


  • December 18: Berkeley Faculty member Granholm named for Sec of Energy; Congress close to COVID relief/gov funding; Squishy Robotics! California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed three UC Berkeley faculty members to state and county positions! Support local businesses!
  • December 11: DACA Reinstated, CA Attorney General Becerra Selected to Lead HHS, State Legislature Convenes for 21-22 Session, Jennifer Doudna's Nobel Week Includes Socially Distant Ceremony, Take Out with Family, UC President, Regent Board Chair Pérez Host UC 2020 Nobel Winners In Conversation, Police Accountability, Community Safety Board Holds Public Meeting, ASUC and Public Service Center Alum Named Mayor of Delano CA
  • December 4: Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Deliver Winter Graduation Address; UC Berkeley Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Key Biden Administration Positions; New Leaders Chosen for Legislative Women’s Caucus; President Drake Talks to the New York Times about UC’s Management of COVID-19; Community Meeting: IAB Police Accountability and Community Safety; City Requests Input on Creating Permanent Outdoor Dining, Commerce Permits

  • November 30: COVID relief bill prospects are dim, President-elect Biden taps Berkeley alumni, VP-Harris's Berkeley and Oakland roots; state fiscal forecast is kinda good!; Tranistions at TBID board, United Against Hate Week is November 30 to December 6!
  • November 6: Biden on track to win presidency, still too close to call; CA election results; UC President Dr. Drake visits SGR meeting; GRC & CM Robinson talk safety, neighborliness with students; First Cal Bears football game cancelled due to COVID-19 positive player, contact tracing.
  • October 30Election Day is next Tuesday: Why we might not know who won for awhile; What's next? Telegraph’s socially distant street fair a safe success! City and campus continue to partner to reduce student, community risk associated with COVID-19; Congratulations to Rachel Moy for prize in deepfake video competition!
  • October 23: Campus to pilot outdoor class, Oct 26 to Nov 26; Center for Studies in Higher Education Executive Director, George Blumenthal, hosted Lande Ajose, Higher Education Senior Policy Advisor for Governor Gavin Newsom discuss Higher Ed and COVID-19; Dr. Nonnecke on election integrity AI; LRDP gets community, council feedback; NavCal!  
  • October 16: Congressmember Bass featured at IGS Barbara Boxer Lecture; Chancellor Christ on post-pandemic higher-ed at Milken Global Conference; Save Moe's Books! Telegraph Ambassadors Focus on Safety; VOTE!
  • October 9Fauci hosted by Berkeley Forum, Nobel Prizes to Doudna, Genzel; Chancellor Christ at the D.C. Cal Alumni Club annual celebration; UCB places barriers on Grizzly Peak turn outs to reduce fire; Mayor Arreguin changes up State of the City and has dialogue with journalists.
  • October 2American democracy: needed reforms conversation with Rep. Swalwell, former UC Pres. Napolitano, Sect Panetta; PhD student photographs 116th Congresswomen; Lt. Gov keynotes global tranpsortation forum; Connect@Cal: students help their peers access campus resources during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • September 25: Campus mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Congress reaches deal to fund the federal government past the election; Pac-12 to resume football, winter sports; UC alum named head of CSU syste; Chancellor's Awards for Public Servie go virtual; let's get out that vote!
  • September 18: Berkeley City Council agrees on fine of up to $500 a day for mask violations; Reps Lee, DeSaulnier, Speier and Professor powell discuss race and equality; low support for return of affirmative action, Newsom says CA not blocking Pac-12;  Washington and Oregon Join California in COVID-19 Exposure Pilot Project; Neighborhood Leaders Participate in Virtual Happy Neighbors Meeting on Campus and City COVID-19 Efforts on the Southside
  • September 11 Mayor & Chancellor welcome students; From Solitary Hell to Cal; Census undercount?; CA Rate of Virus Infections Keeps Falling; No new CARES Act, yet
  • September 4: CA Assemblymember Buffy Wicks brings infant to vote; end of CA session is chaotic; DACA still in court; City: fines for not wearing a mask, businesses welcome students!
  • August 28Chancellor Christ on KQED's Forum, UC President Drake & Regent Pérez discuss the fall semester, CA Senate cancelled due to COVID-19 cases, student risk convenings, students lead the way: Y-PLAN and and OUSD's African American Male Achievement unveil mural at BART!  
  • August 21Dr. Drake starts as new UC Prsident; Campus bans student gatherings — on and off campus — updates Student Code of Conduct; Move In Begins, Keep Berkeley Safe Pledge, & Self-Sequestration! 
  • August 14: ICE tells new international students to stay home, DHS rejecting new DACA applicationss, Prof. Jesse Rothstein Joins Rep DeSaulnier in Town Hall on Jobs, Savings & the Economy,  Big Ten and Pac-12 call off 2020 Season due to Coronavirus Concerns, State Issues Guidance for Higher Education, CA Youth Actively Engaged in Elections, Support Expanded Voting Options, Worry about Pandemic Impact on Elections, UCB leaders on $340M shortfall, A Scaled Back, Staggered & Safe Move In Starts Aug. 20.
  • July 24Campus Plans for the Fall Evolve in Response to the Pandemic, UC Berkeley’s Push for More Diversity Shows in its Newly Admitted Class, Chancellor Releases Report on Police Accountability and Requests Campus Feedback, UC Berkeley to Lead $25 Million Quantum Computing Center, State Budget Update: Tax Revenue 20 Percent Higher than Expected, Dean Burton Brings Human Welfare and Social Justice to Computing and Data Science Discussion, Despite COVID-19, Cal-in-Sacramento Internships Thrived, Remotely, LRDP Community Advisory Group Meeting #4 
  • July 10: Michael V. Drake named new UC president, first black leader in system's 152-year history, UC Sues to Block Punitive Rules for International Students, Immigration Executive Order Seeks to Limit High-Skilled Workers, Reopening: UC Berkeley Researchers Launch Trial Of COVID-19 Saliva Test, Laura Tyson on the The Recovery Plan America Needs, Cal Grad Nadine Burke Harris Illuminates Public Health Crisis.
  • June 18: Some good news this week: The Supreme Court protects DACA, and LGBTQ community members; campus recognizes Juneteenth as a day or remembrance and reflection, campus plans for the fall, students meeting the moment, coronavirus and the community.
  • June 5Honoring George Floyd, the national movement for change and glimmers of hope; Trump bans (some) Chinese students; Congrats CM Johnson! Devin and goats! LRPD open house!
  • May 22Crisis for CA public higher ed, plans for fall are challenging across higher ed, Rep Lee and many others offer congratulations to 2020 Cal Grads, Chancellor Christ wins award, students encourage a safe Move Out!
  • May 15Blockeley + virtual commencement activities, including a two-day music festival! State budget cuts UC by 10%; UC Pres. sugests no SAT/ACTs 'til '24; remember the Dreamers, waiting on DACA at the Supreme Court; Dems try for $3T stimulus in congress; Coronavirus and the Berkeley community.
  • May 8 CARES Act funding to students, DeVos announces changes to Title IX; State budget update; State Legislature back! Tips to Move Out safely from Student Coalition and finall, sadly, remembering Courtney.
  • May 1: UCB/USSF announce joint COVID-19 antibody test kit  study! CA DACA students to receive Eemergency aid; Bay Area Council interviews President Napolitano on crisis; NCAA announce College Athletes compensation plans; Robert Reich and Stacey Abrams; Doudna gives congressional briefing; Jennifer Doudna discusses IGI testing during Capitol Hill briefing; 2019-20 ASUC executive officers reflect on work over past year; on-line public hearing on scoping for LRDP EIR; for formerly incarcerated students; sheltering in place can feel like prison again; Bay Area Book Festival #Unbound!
  • April 24: President Threatens to Block all Immigration Citing COVID-19; CARES Funding Released to Campus; UC Reels Under Staggering Coronavirus Costs: “The Worst Impacts ... All at Once”; Pandemic Will Test the State’s Budget Reserves, Governor’s Economic Recovery Task Force on Business & Jobs Recovery Convenes, Participate in the 3rd People’s Park Open House!, CalWeek Wraps Up, Alumni Spotlight: John Cho: Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans Like me that our Belonging is Conditional; Berkeley at Home!!!
  • April 17: Trump: I'm the decider, experts and governors disagree; CA Gov's roadmap to re-open the state; student drafts state legislation; students make hand sanitizer, disperse to vulnerable population ; LRDP CAG meeting #3, People's Park open house — participate online til April 27!
  • April 10: UCB Engineers Turn Sleep Apnea Machines into Ventilators! Berkeley community comes through re: crisis, getting food and support to those in need! Sen Skinner, Asm Ting, Asm Bauer-Kahan & more host town halls! Grad student makes it home to U.S; LRDP EIR scoping meeting on April 27.
  • April 3IGI creates pop-up lab to test for COVID-19, campus launches online event servies COVID-19 Conversations, Gov’s Updates on virus response and impacts, UC adjust admissions policies, ways to support our community: students! caterers! hospital workers! Berkeley small businesses!
  • March 26: Federal Stimulus #3 includes funds for Higher Ed, Gov. Newsom 11 executive orders and what they do; Rep Barbara Lee supports Berkeley Relief Fund launched by Mayor Arreguín, Chancellor and and more; Squishy Robotics Selected for Capitol Hill showcase, COVID-19 campus updates and news.
  • March 20: Mayor, local leaders launching Berkeley Relief Fund to support small businesses and arts organizations impactd by COVID-19 mitigations; Statewide-wide shelter in place, federal and state COVID-19 updates and CA Volunteer efforts! What week!
  • March 13 Sommething fun even amid COVID-19 updates! Community Leaders Celebrated, Partnerships Recognized! COVID-19: Updates, campus response, external resources, UC in-house testing; Repeal ban on affirmative action? More Good Times! Government Relations team at Berkeley Breakfast Club.
  • March 6COVID-19: Updates, campus response, external resources, UC in-house testing; Repeal ban on affirmative action? and some good news. 
  • February 28: Coronavirus update; Deans Burton and Carter take Sacto; Gov appoints 3 Cal experts to Council of Economic Advisors; and GET OUT AND VOTE!
  • February 14Call to sesrvice by Gov, campus, Dean Brady and Berkeley Labor Center in Sacto; Trump proposes steep cuts for Ed/research; A very Berkeley first of three People's Park Housing project development open houses!
  • February 7Pérez & Christ Meet with Faculty; Christ in the Capitol, State of the Union Mum on Higher Ed, Science; City Leaders Support Plans for People's Park.
  • Jan 31Berkeley celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Regents host town hall to discuss search for new president, Senate Armed Services staff on campus, CNR prof in DC, for all your FAFSA and student aid needs, Census and Southside Safety Discussed at City/UC/Students Relations Committee.
  • Jan 17: Preview Text: Gov's Budget & UC; 150 Years of Women @ Cal! Electeds cheer on the Bears; how to spot a deep fake; Move In Day, GBO and community advisory group meets


  • Dec 19Stuart Baker: Thank you!!!! Federal Funding Increases for Research, Ed; FAFSA! USMCA! Foreign influence! LAO's report on 20-21 budget; Skydeck in Sac
  • Dec 6Corporpate social responsibility benefits, deep space exploration progress; freshman participates in mental health hearing; People's Park listening session and more!
  • Nov 22: Congress avoids a government shut down for now, Cal Swim/Dive team in DC; ASUC thanks Sup. Thurmond; City/UC/Student Relations committee meets; Building Blocks for Kids! TTFN, Bre!
  • Nov 15UC, students at Supreme Court; Asm Ting & Sect Mineta Honored at 50th AAADS, Asm Wicks on campus; Cal Move Out students honored, Telegraph=good news! United Against Hate Week posters available, events kick off this weekend!
  • Nov 8: Update on UC's DACA Supreme Court DACA case; Assemblymember Weber on campus: California officials, students tate inclusiveness on college campuses; PromiseNet Conference Hosts hundreds dedicated to improving college access, success and college-going culture and local mayors; call for 24-hour restroom in Telegraph District; Berkeley Law hosts DACA clinic. UAH Week is almost here!
  • Nov 1: Chancellor, AOC support DACA recipients - so can you! ASUC in DC, NCAA moves on name, image & likeness, Dean Harrison in Sacto; United Against Hate Week is coming!
  • Oct 25Justice RBG at Berkeley Law, Dr. Whaley Joins PCAST; ASUC thanks Skinner! Alumni electeds tailgate; Partnership Fund Mixer! LRDP advisory group meets
  • Oct 18Wildfire & disaster safety, VCR Katz in DC, UC and DACA at the Supreme Court, Berkeley's MyShake app! GO Bond on the ballot; town and gown, Homecoming!
  • Oct 4How to protect Against “Deep Fakes;” Gov signs bill impacting student athletes; ASUC comes to GCR, LRPD workshops well attended, Greening the Greeks!
  • Sept 27Congress averts government shutdown, Justice Elena Kagan on campus, UCB & Gov Brown launch climate institute, LRDP planning - your input wanted!, $300K for partnerships 
  • Sept 20UC President to step down; Trump names Cal grad to NSA; State Leg update; Berkeley Visionary Awards, Councilmembers' Cafe Crawl, student leaders say SHHHHH!!!
  • Sept 13Cal Alum & Rep. Matsui honored by DC Alumni Club; CA Leg. & Gov negotiate General Obligation Bond; TBID excited about Park Progress, stay hydrated!
  • Sept 6: ASUC advocates for GO Bond; Student leaders, staff and neighbors collaborate on improved relations; Cal Kicks off the season, campus memorial: 9/10
  • Aug 29Asm Wicks on campus; Gov announces Council for Post-Secondary Education, 2 Cal Bears elected to UCSA; Chancellor & Mayor welcome Bears; football parking and enforcement are going up!
  • Aug 9UC Professor installs pink teeter totter at border, Rep Desaulnier on campus, SGR at UCSF, Move In is Coming! So is GBO! Berkeley: United Against Hate
  • July 26Budget deal! 9 Berkeley Faculty awarded prestigious honor, GSPP Fellows in Sacto, City recognizes People's Park social worker, State of the City!
  • July 12Potential ICE raids; Census is coming! Regent Pérez becomes Chair, Christ hosts; GSPP testifies on utility costs/fires; Vision 2020 invests in equity!
  • June 28: Supreme Court citizen/census decision (yay!), and will hear UC's DACA case, Gov signs budget, Cal in Sac fellows celebrate/are celebrated with electeds, Dean Ackerly at the Capitol, Telegraph District's annual meeting, plus Women Entrepreneur's in Berkelely blow glass, enjoy (women-owned) local food and drinks, and engage in leadership training.
  • Mid June: Berkeley Professors share environmental expertise in DC, Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund announces 28 grantees, innovation sector convenes, celebrates, BUSD seniors walk at Haas Pavilion for the first time!
  • June 7House passes American Dream and Promise Act, transgender rights court ruling, state budget update, Mayor Recognizes BHS leaders, Move Out successes!
  • May 24Preview Text: Dream, Promise & TPS Acts clear legislative hurdle, international student & scholar visa fees increasing, Senate approves $8B higher ed bond, Telegraph District updates, Berkeley Startup Cluster to launch Diversity and Inclusion Initiavie, student-led Cooperative Reuse and Cal Move Out = free furniture for all this weekend! 
  • May 10Reprieve for international students, Gov's May budget revise, Cal is #1 CoolCampus, Regent Ortiz Oakley visits, Bike to Work Day! GCR is a winner! 
  • May 3Conversation on race with Reps, NSF Innovation Corps shares successes, student leaders advocate and CITRIS in Sacto; Public Service! TBID! RSSP love! 
  • April 26Fed. budget update, DeSaulnier and Lee's Convo on Race, Gov Newsom and Thurmond with Cal experts; LRDP town hall, Richmond's "peace warrior"

  • April 19: Berkeley seismology expert in DC, Calif. Senator Wiener on campus, chats with ASUC about housing, Underground Scholars in Sacramento; GCR's Assistant Chancellor featured in "campus conversation", the future of (alt!) food, brought to you (in part) by Berkeley researcher, Cal Day! Local GCR friends honored by Dean, and town and gown goings on!

  • April 5: Students Advocate in DC, Sacto; Dean Liu honored; Chancellor, Regents join alumni for UCB Day in Sacto; State Building named for UCB's March Fong Eu!

  • March 22: Chancellor Christ in Sacramento; Graduate students make case for state support for research as a benefit to CA; students return to capitol for budget hearings, Chancellor’s Fund supports 100 students, partners, plant 1000 trees, Berkeley Startup Cluster treviews policy change, supports increased diversity and inclusion in innovation sector.

  • March 15A New Dream Act! A Presidential Budget! Underground Scholars in the Capitol! Telegraph Ambassadors Doing Their Thing! & a Draft EIR out for comment!

  • March 8Dean Ackerly in DC; Students advocate in Sacto; Chancellor Welcomes newly-electeds; Cal Move Out planning begins!

  • March 1Federal officials tap UCB experts on climate & AI; Doctoral student proposal becomes state bill; Basic Needs open! New TBID Mural! IFC makes progress!

  • February 15: UCB Expert testifies in DC, CA Lt. Gov on campus, alumna appointed CA Surgeon General, Chancellor hosts community leaders, and Underground Scholars! 

  • February 8: Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu in DC, CA strongly support newsom’s budget priorities, student leaders advocate for improving street lighting, councilmembers agree, Center for Cities and Schools, Y-PLAN host youth planners, partners!

  • February 1:  UC comments on proposed changes to Title IX; UCB Marijuana Research Center launches; Oakland Magazine's names Senator Skinner Person of the Year Senator Skinner; GCR supports Youth & Government; Kelly Correll on KALX and show opens in Oakland, Berkeley passes disposable foodware ordinance.

  • January 25: DACA: no decision; Shutdown: Cal waives fee for emergency loans; Regents welcome new state leaders; student-neighbor outreach, MLK Jr. celebration!

  • January 18: Shutdown: week 5; UCB Expert testifies on shutdown's effects on nat'l parks; CA budget breakdown, UCOP Pres. and Regent weigh in; UC students in Sac; town and gown!

  • January 11Federal Shutdown impacts science; Gov Newsom sworn in, releases budget (good news for UC!), Chancellor visits Sacramento, so do Cal students!


  • December 21Doudna discusses CRISPR and ethics, partial gov shutdown? Newsom = higher ed golden era? UCPD toy drive for fire survivors, electeds: save Alta Bates!

  • December 7Chancellor hosts state lawmakers @ UC Legislative Policy Forum & Big Game, Wicks sworn in, Hillel reopens, innovators supported, Telegraph celebrates.

  • November 30Concern about "designer" babies, electeds & alums enjoy game with Chancellor, Regents approve budget to enroll more CA students, Portland Loo coming soon?

  • November 16Air quality closes campus, Big Game rescheduled; new Title IX rules; CA budget is OK! town and gown updates; student-neighbor relations improve! 

  • November 9Election updates! United Against Hate Week! CITRIS Policy Lab launches, partners with GCR!

  • November 2 Student leaders thank state legislators for UC support, give to Democracy Camp! Cal is worlds No 1 public university! Again! First 8 meets, VOTE!

  • October 26Transgender identity threatened, Graduate Assembly visits GCR, ballot box on campus!, 2nd Southside Safety meeting, Visionary Awards, new APLU Chair!

  • October 19: NIH Approps staff, Reich & Swalwell, Homecoming highlights, Democracy Camp!, Skinner speaks, AD15 candidates, BART Plaza Opens, & Chancellor's Fund! 

  • October 12ShakeAlert2.0, Asm Low on campus, VOTE!, Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund Launches, WCCUSD recognizes UCB partners, and Homecoming is here!

  • October 5: Inaugural African American Initiative recipients recogized by Chancellor Christ and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, federal policies set to harm our community, 1016 bills signed into CA law, United Against Hate, & town+gown!

  • September 21Preview Text: Preventing SVSH in federal research, CA students graduate with less debt (!), ASUC leaders visit GCR, student advocacy in DC & Sacto, ITS & DeSaulner

  • September 14: Chancellor Christ in DC, hosted by D.C. Alumni Club, Op Ed: what the next Gov should do for UC, State Senator Kevin de León Visits Campus, Speaks with Students, GSPP Professor Jennifer Granholm speaks at Climate Summit, Dedication of David Blackwell Residence Hall

  • September 7DACA update, electeds Join Chancellor for football, bill update, campus visits, Christ & Arreguin welcome students, & neighbors get happy

  • August 24UCB faculty, student advise on election integrity & the Farm Bill, UC at tipping point, 8000 new students arrive, students support new housing ASAP.

  • August 10:Federal Judge Orders DACA Restored, Remembering the Legacy of Congressman Dellums, Gov. Appoints 4 to UC Board of Regents, Move In, GBO Next Week!

  • July 20Tuition decrease! UC to admit record # of Californians, Worthington endorses Cal Alum, 2020 Vision Leadership Team progress, SGR on campus, & election integrity

  • June 29Muslim ban in, immigration deal out; Cal in Sac! UCB budget bonus! Local farewells, PATHWAYs for Berkeley's homeless, and FIAT LOVE!

  • June 15Restrictive policies impact internat'l grad students & scholars, House  votes on immigration soon, Gov & lawmakers reach budget deal, local updates

  • June 1: House moves forward on immigration bills, State budget update, Cal alum Eric Schmidt’s SacBee op-ed, Chancellor Christ at Berkeley Breakfast Club, Cal rising sophomore keynotes Richmond Promise Scholars Celebration, students’ efforts reduce illegal dumping, provide new life to household items

  • May 18: House leadership close to a deal on immigration, Federal Appeals Court hears arguments in DACA case, Innovative Genomics Institute on Capitol Hill, State budget update, plans to build student housing on People’s Park, other city locations positively received, Chancellor Christ shares priorities at East Bay EDA, EAVP Nuha Khalfay visits GCR, outlines her priorities, Berkeley Public Schools Fund celebrates rising voices, rising leaders

  • May 11Feds might cut children's health care, but vote on DACA; Berkeley innovators convene to support local economic ecosystem, students lead on CalMoveOut
  • May 4: White House considers restricting Chinese researchers; states sue to end DACA; Chancellor announces plans for People's Park; and recognized public service of students, faculty and staff. 
  • April 27: Courts have their say on immigration policy, Berkeley Law panel discusses solutions to sexual harassment, GCR and Alumni Association educates about advocacy at Cal Day, Chancellor's Immediate Office, students, and City partner to support Berkeley seniors, City/UC/Student Relations Committee meets on campus
  • April 20: House Members Use Rare Legislative Procedure to Try to Protect Young Immigrants, House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill, Dean Stefano Bertozzi Honored in the State Capitol, Renewables Conference on Campus, Featuring Leading State Lawmakers
  • April 13: Former Vice President Walter Mondale visits UC Berkeley; Chancellor Christ returns to the state capitol; ASUC housing forum, deaturing Senators Skinner and Weiner; Andy Goldblatt, Campus Risk Manager retires; Cal Move Out gains steam, energized by student-led initiatives
  • April 6: UC Berkeley STEM graduate students advocate in DC, UC Lobby conference in sacramento, Oxford Tract Town Hall and update on housing development near campus, Telegraph community meeting, First 8 reconvenes for spring safety
  • March 23: Congress Passes Spending Bill; Assemblyman Mike Gipson visits Berkeley for ASUC’s gun violence forum; UC Berkeley grad students, Graduate Dean in Sacramento advocating for Cal; Telegraph tour app launches at Moe’s Books; Cal's Robert Reich and conservative Stephen Moore in conversation
  • March 16: UC Berkeley Women STEM undergraduates advocate for science in DC; Federal funding update; sispatch drom the Resistance: Senate pro Tempore Kevin de León; Woman of the Year: Berkeley Underground Scholars' Violeta Alvarez; Happy Neighbors at quarterly IFC meeting
  • March 9: AG Sessions Sues California over Sanctuary Laws, DACA deadline passed: no solution, Dept of Ed releases new Office of Civil Rights new guidelines, Chancellor Christ honored in Sacramento, President Napolitano lays Out Vision for expanding college access, annual 2020 Vision College & Career Summit
  • March 2: Federal Court decisions impact immigration, Free Speech Bill Introduced, UC undergraduates showcase research in Sacramento for UC's 150th, Chancellor Christ speaks at Berkeley Rotary, free speech updates
  • February 23: Tragedy in Florida may lead to research on gun violence, students lobby Sacramento to increase unding for UC, UCB partners on 2020 Vision for Berkeley Children and Youth.
  • February 16: Senate debates immigration, congressmembers on campus, discussing big money and other threats to our democracy, two alumni criticize the Governor on lack of support for higher ed, campus expert testifies at Senate Judiciary hearing on bystander intervention and TBID's expansion.
  • February 9: Congress passes 2-year spending bill, Dreamers' fate still uncertain, campus experts in conversation with Rep. Lee and DeSaulner on race, Chancellor welcomed in Sacto, Cal Tiny House team to partner with RichmondBUILD and more.
  • February 2: President hints at immigration plans, do you know who's running for CA gov? Campus champion for small and diverse businesses retires and more. 
  • January 26: Dreamers' fate uncertain, students want state investment in UC, last Gov Brown's state of the union, and new bike lanes are celebrated.
  • January 19Grad students receive senator's recognition, congress tries to avert government shutdown, Gov's budget falls short for UC, students return, and more.


  • December 15Tax update: grad student advocacy earns a win; electeds on campus; CIO celebrates, gets crafty with seniors; Telegraph gets in the seasonal spirit.
  • December 1: Senate moves on tax reform, Cal Grad Students rally to stop tax increase, BSC students help seniors in their homes, alumna and formerly incarcerated premiere documentary 
  • November 17: House moves on tax reform, majority in CA believe our higher ed system is important to CA vitality; ESPM Grads Mobilize against tax increase, City hosts workshop about noise and GLA ordinances
  • November 9: House tax bill fill hurt higher ed, UCB helps locals do business with university, other anchor institutions, EPA to pull the plug on bab at UCB's Richmond Field Station
  • November 3Tax reform update, parklets and partnerships funds, also noise and nuisances in Berkeley
  • October 27: Budget, DACA and legislative updates; safety, public service, housing and partnership opportunities bring local community together
  • October 20: #ProtectDreamers, UCPD Chief in Sacto, UCB drive for school supplies for N. Bay fire survivors, $285,000 for community-campus partnerships, Richmond-UCB Tiny House partnership
  • October 13: Immigration update, Chancellor welcomes Richmond Promise Scholars at Cal, keeping up with free speech
  • October 6: Cal alumna testifies on DACA in DC, Chemerinsky Testifies in Sacto, Thelton Henderson retires/is celebrated, neighors say student-neighbor relations improving
  • September 29: Alum awarded Golden Goose, campus commited sexual assault survivors, travel ban 3.0, Chancellor's celebrates community leaders at breakfast, cheers to First 8, city ordinances, Party Safe, and hydration huddles ppotlighted at First 8
  • September 22: Three members of Congress on campus, state legislative wrap up, and a focus on safety, free speech and advocacy.
  • September 15: UCOP and Chancellor Christ support Dreamers, Title IX and federal funding update, state money for cap and trade and Dreamers, Oakland Pride, free speech and Cal faculty recognized at Visionary Awards.
  • September 1: California Senate tackles housing shortage, Chancellor and Mayor welcome new students, remembering Chris Patti and Calvin Fong.
  • August 25: GPP Prof resigns from a federal commission, GBO is a success, city and campus prepare for a semester of free speech
  • August 18: Congressional tour of BAMFA, GBO students break a world record and the Chancellor's statement on free speech
  • August 4: University Affirmative Action Under Fire, Chancellor Christ meets with Rep. Desaulnier, Removing Barriers to Opportunity, and countdown to the GBO

  • 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 30: Travel 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

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