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August 2, 2017

The Daily Californian

A self-described "positivity activist," Shola Richards knows how to connect to a crowd. On stage at UC Berkeley's fifth annual NOW Conference, Richards, author of "Making Work Work," has been tasked with infusing UC Berkeley's staff with a healthy dose of positivity — something that he works on daily.

"I try to leave a person or place just a little bit better than you found them," he tells a full auditorium. "It's not forever. It's just today. And today. And today," he says with a smile.

July 31, 2017

The Daily Californian

No woman is an island.

A lot of attention has been focused on Carol Christ, but it's her new cabinet that will make or break her tenure.

Christ's appointees are all well qualified. It's nice that a lot of them come from UC Berkeley. That some of them have already worked closely with Christ speaks volumes to the team's larger potential.

All in all, not too shabby. Here's the breakdown of the five newest appointees.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost: Paul Alivisatos

July 20, 2017

Berkeley News

UC Berkeley officials said today they are confident they will be able to accommodate a request from the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on Sept. 14.

July 11, 2017

Berkeley News

Including letters of recommendation with freshman applications to Berkeley positively affected the enrollment of underrepresented students, according to a new study from the California Policy Lab.

UC Berkeley commissioned the study of its pilot recommendation-letters program to determine how the letters had an impact on diversity in campus admissions.

July 6, 2017

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley has offered admission to more than 15,500 freshmen for the fall 2017 academic year, according to data released by the campus in conjunction with the university.

The admitted students were chosen from a pool of more than 85,000 students — an 18.3 percent acceptance rate for incoming freshmen, up from last year’s 17.5 percent freshmen admission rate.

July 1, 2017

Berkeley News

Carol Tecla Christ, renowned scholar of Victorian literature and a proven and popular administrator, stepped quietly into her new role as chancellor of UC Berkeley today.