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August 1, 2018

Berkeley News

Within five years of graduating, a majority of UC’s students from low-income families earn more than their parents.

That data, captured in UC’s 2018 Accountability Report, shows the extent to which a University of California degree can be a great economic equalizer. Among the highlights:

July 26, 2018

Berkeley News

Susan O'Hara - independent living and disability rights movement leaders and activist -- has died

   Susan O’Hara, a leader in the independent living and disability rights movement, passed away July 1, 2018, in her home in Berkeley. She was 80-years old. 

July 17, 2018

Berkeley News

When Derek Coates was 10, he found out he had a degenerative eye disease and was going to gradually lose his eyesight. Over the next 30 years, his visual world shrunk until he became completely blind at 41. Now, as a disability compliance officer at UC Berkeley, it’s his job to make sure students with disabilities are getting the accommodations they need to be academically successful.

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July 15, 2018

The Daily Californian

The UC Berkeley African American Initiative has offered the first set of scholarships to Black students for the fall 2018 semester.

The initiative is a “a comprehensive effort to address the underrepresentation of African American students, faculty, and staff,” according to the UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion’s website. While 40 students were interviewed, only 28 were ultimately granted the scholarship, which was administered by the Cal Alumni Association.

July 11, 2018

Berkeley News

Stephen Sutton is UC Berkeley’s new vice chancellor for student affairs, tasked with overseeing the student experience of Berkeley’s 30,000 undergraduate students and 11,000 graduate students. Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos announced his appointment on Wednesday.

July 9, 2018


The Berkeley Food Institute recently launched Hungry for Change, a multi-media project that highlights the stories of 20 emerging California innovators working to transform food and agriculture systems within their community and beyond.