Abel Guillen ’97 MPP ’01 has been named Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond headquartered at the California Department of Education. Previously, his public service track record includes serving as a Trustee for the Peralta Community Colleges and an Oakland City Council member. He looks forward to gathering with classmates and fraternity brothers this fall at the 30th anniversary gala celebrating the founding of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. To date, the fraternity alumni have raised over $20,000 to support first generation Cal students! Go Bears!
Greek Expectations: Do Frat Partiers Expect Sorority Guests to Offer “Payback”?
Because of its roots in single-gender institutions, the Greek system often exemplifies more subtle gender norms in our society. I recently joined a sorority at UC Berkeley, and these norms quickly became abundantly clear. Clearest case in point: Exchanges, sometimes called mixers at other universities, are fraternity-hosted parties where the invitees are members of particular […]
The Politics of Consent: At UC Campuses, Why ‘No Means No’ Was No Longer Enough
In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Yes Means Yes rule, the first law in the nation to require California colleges to adopt an affirmative consent standard in sexual assault cases. The legislation is controversial, but advocates see it as an acknowledgment that a “rape culture” is prevalent on university campuses, and politicians […]
Frat Friends Forever: Monk and Lawyer with a Disability Agree on Almost Nothing, But…
So a lawyer with a disability and a Catholic monk walk into a bar… What would be considered a bar joke for some is actually a description of a night with a friend for me. In an era where the only difference between American politics and a WWE match is the amount of spandex involved, […]