Diversity

Anna Ocegueda with her parents

UC Merced student pays tribute to her farmworker parents in a viral photo

Anna Ocegueda's parents came to the U.S. for a better life. Her snapshot of what that looks like inspired Twitter.

Michelle Obama with Lena Waithe and Genesis Jackson

Michelle Obama, celebrities, cheer college-bound students for the journey ahead

Nearly 10,000 students packed UCLA's Pauley Pavilion May 1 for College Signing Day, a massive, nationwide celebration of committing to higher education.

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UC Berkeley students investigate war crimes using social media

A new generation of human rights investigators is already contributing to vital and Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

Michelle Obama takes a selfie with a student on College Signing Day

These students are reaching higher — now it’s time to celebrate them

At College Signing Day on May 1, students will gain a powerful ally — and take a giant step toward their future.

Jeffrey Stewart and Darrin Bell

UC professor, alum win Pulitzers for work grounded in black perspectives

Jeffrey Stewart and Darrin Bell earn one of the nation's highest honors in journalism, literature and music.

Baby girl and baby boy shoes next to each other

American parents (still) prefer boys — and it's hurting their daughters' test scores

Family bias can explain a non-trivial part of the observed gender disparities in math performance.

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Hugs, screams and tears of joy as thousands of high school students learn they're admitted to UC

The wait is over. Now for some of our fave celebrations.

A child and several others under a large American flag

New center to address immigration policy debates in real time

U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego aims to bring data-driven research to decision makers, media and the public.

Three people in a workshop circle

How to engage in difficult but respectful dialogue

‘3 Practices’ work especially well. A two-day workshop explored the technique.

Jennifer Ferguson advising a student

How peer pressure is helping get kids to college

UC advising corps taps recent grads to meet the state’s need for college counselors.

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