Paula Raffaelli in her car outside the Dilley detention facility for immigrants

Iceboxes and jail: Helping immigrant mothers and children held at the border

A week with UC Berkeley lawyer Paula Raffaelli, who volunteered to help detainees navigate the legal system.

A child looks at the camera from among a group of migrants

Coming to America

Historical context helps explain the urgency of present-day Central American migrations.

Students walking on the UC Irvine campus

UC Irvine cited as a community college pipeline leader

A new report on the national goal of enrolling 50,000 additional low- and moderate-income students by 2025.

Child holding a juice box

Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health

The state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits with changes to the ‘public charge’ test, a new report finds.

Aerial shot of a suburban neighborhood

Racial bias taints neighborhoods — and residents, research reveals

The health and well-being of residents is jeopardized by bias about where they live.

Alejandro Quiñones

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

Undergrad Alejandro Quiñones is the first in his family to go to college — but already has his first author credit under his belt.

Carrie Mae Weems holds a notepad

How to develop your profound voice

Acclaimed artist and alum Carrie Mae Weems ’84 delivers a ‘great challenge’ to students across campus.

Soldier walks across a campus holding books

A life of service beyond the battlefield

Long after they exit the military, UC student veterans continue to live by the credo “leave no man behind.”

Viridiana Chabolla stands in a courtroom, smiles

Her dream? To call the US home

Viridiana Chabolla, DACA recipient and law student, felt defeated by the 2017 rescission of the program — until she joined the lawsuit challenging it.

Three UCLA students registering voters at a table

Students wage an all-out effort to get their classmates to vote

Oct. 22 is almost upon us — be sure to register to vote so you can have your say on Election Day, Nov. 6.