Remembering Victoria

This story is the eighth in the series of Our Women‘s History Month Stories, a series of untold stories from women’s history brought to you in The Berkeley Graduate in collaboration with the Graduate Women’s Project, in which Berkeley Graduate Students tell stories about women (including trans* and otherwise gender non-conforming individuals) they are celebrating this Women’s History Month. Rhetoric PhD candidate Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts remembers Victoria Arellano. Remembering Victoria […]

Memorial for Victoria Arellano at a protest vigil in Los Angeles.

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When a Professor Changes Your Life

This story is the seventh in the series of Our Women‘s History Month Stories, a series of untold stories from women’s history brought to you in The Berkeley Graduate in collaboration with the Graduate Women’s Project, in which Berkeley Graduate Students tell stories about women (including trans* and otherwise gender non-conforming individuals) they are celebrating this Women’s History Month. Takeo Rivera, a doctoral student in Theater, Dance, […]


A Chill of Prejudice: The Campus Climate Crisis At UC Berkeley

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on March 13 at 12:36 to clarify comments made by one of the interviewees Asha*, a STEM graduate student at UC Berkeley, was pleased when her department hired a new faculty member in an exciting subfield. However, this excitement soon soured when the professor began to make uncomfortable jokes […]

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The Sound of Advocacy: Reflections On a Year as the EAVP

By Iman Sylvain Upon the eve of my reelection as the External Affairs Vice President of the Graduate Assembly I reflect on my experiences, successes, and challenges in the role. By taking on a leadership position in the University of California Students Association (UCSA) I have gained further exposure to the California higher education landscape […]


Economics and Environmental Science: Improving Models of Climate Change

Saharan dust, heated by the glaring desert sun, is lifted high above the ground and spread thousands of miles in every direction. This mineral dust even reaches across the Atlantic, affecting soil fertility and asthma rates in the Caribbean, and forest productivity in Brazil. Drought, aggravated by unsustainable agricultural practices and catalyzed by climate change, […]

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