UC President-elect Michael Drake discusses academic background, future plans in livestreamed conversation

Michael Drake and John Pérez
In a livestreamed conversation with UC Board of Regents chair John Pérez, UC President-elect Michael Drake reflected on how his previous academic and professional experiences will help inform his future role in the UC system.

In a livestream with UC Board of Regents chair John Pérez on Friday, UC President-elect Michael Drake discussed his experience in the academic field.
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9 months of Berkeley in full, living color

You too will be changed if you come to Cal, not by the resume you build or the grades you get — but only by the defiant act of living and doing so unabashedly, committed to the knowledge that every valuable lesson this school can offer exists outside the confines of a classroom.
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Between China and America

The Half of It

My multicultural upbringing is a source of pride and joy, not a stranger’s tangled yarn to cut up and reorganize. So when you ask me where I’m from, challenge your monocultural norms first.
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The Acade(me) Awards

Views from the Outside

I wanted to be a whole slew of firsts, and initially, I found my dream to be a tribute to my tenacity. It was, for a time, what I wanted most out of a career in the industry. And then #OscarsSoWhite happened.
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Fruitless conversations

Off the Beat

This moment with my cousin was memorable and valuable for both of us because these interactions with “the other side” are becoming fewer and fewer. The instant that we identify whether a person is a Democrat or a Republican, we often stop listening as we expect to learn nothing.
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