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March 20, 2017

Berkeley News

The free conference – the only one of its kind in the 10-campus UC system – took just three days to fill after it was advertised.

Participants learned how to search for jobs, write winning resumes, network, negotiate job offers and salaries, locate internships and identify and celebrate their strengths as first-generation students.

A highlight of the event was the students' chance to interact with employers and alumni who also were the first college graduates in their families and now represent companies including Google, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, General Electric and Yelp.

March 16, 2017

The New York Times

The rulings were a second major setback for Mr. Trump in his pursuit of a policy that he has trumpeted as critical for national security. His first attempt to sharply limit travel from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries ended in a courtroom fiasco last month, when a federal court in Seattle halted it.

March 13, 2017

Press Room, University of California Office of the President

University of California President Janet Napolitano today (March 13) announced that she has selected Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley's interim executive vice chancellor and provost and the former president of Smith College, as her choice to become the campus's next chancellor, the first woman to serve in the role.

March 6, 2017

Press Room, University of California Office of the President

The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers that are at the core of the university's education, research and public service missions. As such, the Trump Administration's new executive order banning citizens of six nations from entering the United States is anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The new order and the one it replaced, which was challenged in court partly on grounds that it harmed public universities in Washington State and Minnesota, are nothing short of twin bombs dropped in the heart of admissions season, sowing chaos and confusion in their wake.

While the reissued ban provides some reassurance to students and scholars already on campus that they can travel freely, it offers little guidance to those seeking to enroll for the first time this coming fall.

March 1, 2017

UCR Today

When it comes to graduation rates for African-American students, the University of California, Riverside is setting national records. A report by Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, titled "A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions", looked at 676 non-private four-year colleges and universities across the country. UCR came in second: " ...69.5 percent of black students graduate compared with 41 percent nationally."