該報道以〈「不公義」在香港（'Injustice' in Hong Kong ）〉為題，指該校博士候選人周永康因領導香港民主抗爭入獄，並詳述周永康領導雨傘運動、公民廣場案刑期覆核等詳情。報道指周永康原於本年秋季學期，到該校修讀地理博士，專攻「非暴力社會運動」。
加州大學柏克萊分校地理系總研究生導師( head graduate advisor for geography) 對周永康被判刑感到灰心，但他亦表示對周永康的支持和信心。
The Daily Californian 報道原文節錄
Many people in the UC Berkeley community also expressed their support. Hector Chan, president of the Hong Kong Student Association, said in an email that Chow occupied Civic Square not for his own personal interests but to fight for referendum and democracy in Hong Kong — a “fundamental right in the American community.”
Campus head graduate advisor for geography John Chiang said he was “disheartened” by Chow’s sentencing, but he affirmed the geography department’s faith and support for Chow as an incoming doctoral student. Sayre added that Chow can continue to pursue his doctorate after he is released and that the department is willing to wait.