For Arturo Fernandez, life as an undocumented college student turned out to be tougher than he thought. His classes were rigorous and demanding, and he was under immense financial strain. He was paying in-state tuition, thanks to a state law passed in 2001, and he'd received several private scholarships, but UC raised tuition at the end of his first year and suddenly the scholarships weren't enough.
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January 25, 2017
January 20, 2017
Inauguration Day Dialogue With Berkeley Faculty
Join us for this important forum to explore the effect of the changing political times on our work and priorities.
Friday, February 20, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 pm
310 Sutardja Dai Hall
January 14, 2017
Protesters succeeded in shutting down an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, the puerile 33-year-old Breitbart writer, at UC Davis Friday night. This was one of his stops on his “Dangerous Faggot” college campus tour. Yiannopoulos is scheduled to talk at UC Berkeley on February 1st.
January 3, 2017
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.
December 19, 2016
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%.
December 13, 2016
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.