Dear Alumni and Friends,
Happy 92nd Birthday to I-House! I am sure that you, our alumni, friends, and new and returning residents share with me the excitement and sense of new possibilities that accompany I-House welcoming back residents now during move-in for Fall 2022!
On our anniversary, it is also important to remember the inspirational words of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the original I-House Berkeley benefactor, written at the time of our founding in a letter to President Robert G. Sproul in the fall of 1930:
By bringing together in unfettered cooperation the educated young people of all lands, many of whom will in years to come be leaders in their several countries, and by giving them full opportunity for frank discussion on terms of equality, there is being performed, I believe, a service for the well-being of the world, the importance of which it is difficult to over-value. International House is a laboratory for a new kind of experiment – the day-to-day practice of international fellowship among men and women. Such a community of university students, representing all nations, living together beneath one roof, will further the cause of peace throughout the world; for peace is the product of knowledge and understanding.
I invite you to share a message for our incoming residents at the link below. In this issue of the I-House Connection, I hope you enjoy a snapshot of staff ready to welcome residents moving in, and reading posts by new alumni Carina Samson (IH 2021-22) and Sam Ruiperez-Campillo (IH 2021-22). If you haven’t done so already, I also encourage you to join and participate in our online global community at ihberkeleyconnect.org
Finally, please consider the opportunity to make a special gift in recognition of our 92nd Anniversary and to honor the extraordinary history of I-House at ihouse.berkeley.edu/donate
My personal thanks for your support in keeping the I-House dream alive!
Shaun R. Carver
International House at UC Berkeley