Current Communications & Recent News

Current Communications

BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | February 9, 2022

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as…

President Drake

UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
President Drake

UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022

Recent News

Doug Haynes

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 1, 2020

We are in the third month of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative. National awareness is growing. The initiative has received coverage in the Los Angeles Times, attention in Insidehighered and…

The Black Management Association

The Black Management Association BMA for Students and Alumni Launches at Merage-School ♥ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | November 24, 2020

The Black Management Association BMA for Students and Alumni Launches at Merage-School October 30, 2020 • By Sydney Charles   This fall, the UCI Paul Merage School of Business welcomes…

Inside Higher Ed

The Souls of Black Professors ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | October 21, 2020

The Souls of Black Professors Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that…

Inside Higher Ed

What Happens Before College Matters ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | October 20, 2020

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot…

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and Saidiya Hartman

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | October 19, 2020

Frank B. Wilderson III, a former student of [Saidiya] Hartman’s who now chairs the department of African-American studies at the University of California, Irvine, described her as quietly persuasive. “She’s…

Doug Haynes

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | October 14, 2020

Dear Campus Community, This fall, all UCI community members are encouraged to Take the Pledge as a first step in helping to shape a university culture where Black people can…

UCI Solidarity Statements

Davin phoenix leaning on rail smiling

SOCIAL SCIENCES | Commemorating Juneteenth

By Mariejo Ibale | June 15, 2022
Douglas Haynes cropped

To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | May 16, 2022

Dear campus community, May 14 began like any other Saturday afternoon for customers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The day ended quite differently, however. Gun shots shattered…

BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | February 9, 2022

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as…

President Drake

UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
President Drake

UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. speaking

In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 ♥★

By Mariejo Ibale | January 13, 2022

    A message from Douglas M. Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Willie L. Banks Jr., Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dear campus community, Our individual…

Asian Americans in the 2020-Election Our Survival is Political

MS. MAGAZINE | U.S. Acts Decisively to Protect Asian Americans—But Drags Its Feet on Protecting Black Americans ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | July 21, 2021
Doug Haynes

Juneteenth 2021 ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear campus community, Yesterday President Joseph Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. By creating this federal holiday,…

Provost Hal Stern

A Message from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Hal Stern | UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program Outcome ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the outcome of the inaugural call for proposals for the UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program. As announced last fall, the…

George Floyd mural, heart in hands

A Message from the Law School | Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | April 23, 2021

Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict 04-20-2021 Dear Law School Community, Over the last few weeks, we have endured the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, even as we have…

President Drake

A Message from President Drake | UC commends Chauvin murder trial verdict ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | April 20, 2021

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez released the following statement today (April 20) regarding the Chauvin trial verdict: As…

UCI Student Life and Leadership

A Message from Assistant Vice Chancellor Rameen Talesh | Chauvin Guilty Verdict & Campus Resources ♥ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | April 20, 2021

Dear Anteaters, Today we learned the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on the murder of George Floyd. After a lengthy trial, the jury was swift in their decision to…