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August 22, 2018

Berkeley News

Desmarie Jackson never thought she’d be accepted to UC Berkeley; she didn’t have the smarts or the money, she thought. Turns out she was wrong on both counts.

Desmarie, 17, was accepted as a freshman, beginning this fall. And thanks to the African American Initiative Scholarship, she can afford school, too.

August 21, 2018

UC Berkeley Human Resources

Project Overview

August 20, 2018

Chancellor's Immediate Office
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Chancellor's Immediate Office

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

August 15, 2018

Berkeley News

As nearly 42,000 students begin lugging college basics like backpacks, laptops and books to UC Berkeley for fall semester, the campus is unveiling new plans to arm all students with an even more basic necessity — healthy, affordable food.

A successful push last year to start helping an estimated 10,000 Berkeley students in need to sign up for CalFresh, a federally funded program that issues a free debit card for groceries to those who qualify, is intensifying, with a goal of 3,000 students applying in 2018-2019.

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.