Executive Director Message

The I-House Connection: February 2021

February 11, 2021
In this issue, Roxanne Pifer, Director of Admissions and Housing Operations, provides an update on the application process for new and returning residents. Also in this issue is an invitation to participate in the inaugural Global DEI Practitioner Institute organized by the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL). I’d like to invite and encourage you to watch the next installment of our I-House Spotlight oral history interview series, featuring the third I-House Executive Director Joe Lurie, details below. Finally, this issue includes a “save the date” notice about Big Give this year focused on supporting our reopening efforts. Please visit the I-House Berkeley Global Community platform for some fun posts I’ll be making tomorrow and Sunday about Lunar New Year 2021, and in honor of Valentine’s Day and the many I-House couples who found one another under the Dome!

International House Fall 2021 Reopening Approved by Board of Directors

February 2, 2021
“I want to personally thank all of you for your dedication and support to keep I-House moving forward since the closure announcement last July.” -Shaun Carver International House Executive Director

The I-House Connection: January 2021

January 14, 2021
In this issue of the I-House Connection, I would like to invite you to share any comments, suggestions, or concerns as we work to reopen the House safely, which we hope and anticipate will be in Fall 2021. Please take a few moments to participate in the short Reopening Survey, linked below. The purpose of this survey is to request your feedback and thoughts as we plan for the reopening of I-House following our temporary closure due to the pandemic. Thank you for participating as we strive to keep the I-House dream alive.

I-House Annual Appeal

December 7, 2020
“As I learn more about I-House’s unique and rich history, the distinct features and needs of this historic building, and our vital mission, the dedicated support of the I-House community is clear.” -Shaun Carver International House Executive Director

All best wishes for 2021!

December 29, 2020
As we make the transition to 2021, we look towards our future with hope and intention. When we made the difficult decision to close I-House earlier this year, we understood that it was unprecedented but necessary to ensure our top priority—the safety of our I-House community. Yet throughout the closure, we remain focused on continuing to advance our mission through our programs and services, all while preparing for our reopening in the year to come. I-House is most grateful to all who have supported us through this challenging time.

The I-House Connection: December 2020

December 15, 2020
This first issue of the International House Times Newsletter during my tenure as Executive Director highlights the remarkable resilience of the I-House global community during these challenging times. I welcome you to enjoy reading about some of the recent happenings, to reflect on our relaunch ahead, and to reconnect and reminisce about the magic of I-House.

Happy Thanksgiving from I-House Berkeley

November 26, 2020
In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our past and future residents from around the globe.

Support I-House on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020
On the occasion of Giving Tuesday, I would like to convey my personal thanks to our alumni and supporters who have already provided financial contributions this fiscal year in support of our mission during this critical time.