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January 3, 2017

Politico

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed Tuesday that federal authorities should not use private information of so-called Dreamers to deport them — an implicit warning to President-elect Donald Trump, who has pledged to unravel executive actions that have granted key benefits to more than 740,000 young undocumented immigrants.

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December 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Times

In the latest data, Latinos recorded the strongest gains, with 41,575 applications to UC’s nine undergraduate campuses. They made up 37.2% of total applicants, followed by Asian Americans at 29.1%, whites at 23.7% and African Americans at 6.2%.

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December 13, 2016

New York Times

Top colleges are already diverse in some ways, of course. They enroll students of every ethnicity, from around the world. Yet those otherwise diverse student bodies remain distressingly affluent. Worst of all, they remain affluent even though many poor and middle-class students could thrive at top colleges.

A landmark recent study found that most highly qualified low-income students don’t attend one of the country’s roughly 250 top colleges. Many instead enroll in local colleges with relatively few resources and high dropout rates.

December 8, 2016

Berkeley News

Still reeling from the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives — including five people with ties to UC Berkeley — the campus community gathered today for a solemn vigil at Zellerbach Hall intended, in the words of Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, “to mourn, remember and celebrate those whose absence we are only now beginning to confront and accept.”

December 7, 2016

Politico

Donald Trump is adopting a softer tone on young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through an Obama-era directive that the president-elect has vowed to repeal once he's in the White House.

Berkeley News

The campus will hold a memorial service Thursday, December 8th from 12 to 1 pm at Zellerbach Hall.

The official death toll from Oakland's warehouse fire has been updated to include two UC Berkeley students, two recent graduates and a community volunteer at the campus radio station.The Berkeley campus is grieving the losses and is mourning along with the families, wide circles of friends, coworkers and others who knew the young people in and out of the classroom, and in the Bay Area arts community.