“Everyone comes (to UC Berkeley) hoping to change the world, but that’s obviously hard to do, especially for people like me. But watching everything that USI has accomplished and seeing everyone here today, it actually makes me believe that change can happen. And it is happening.” — David Maldonado Maldonado is also a man who has, in many ways, lived two lives. Just eight years ago, he was serving the last of his prison sentences, with the prospect of graduating from a prestigious university with a master’s degree almost unthinkable. Link
BREAKING: UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is planning to resign after the 2016-17 academic year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported
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"I recall the number of times that my non-white girlfriends and I have praised a white guy for having listened to us, for having genuine interest in us, for seeing us as a real people instead of objects." Link
The Underground Scholars Initiative, a group created in 2013 to help students who have been impacted by the criminal justice system, held its first graduate ceremony for formerly incarcerated students, their families and their friends.
Who's excited? Link