Summer 2022

In top graduating senior, East Coast grit meets Berkeley utopianism

October 28, 2022

Halfway through Anjika Pai’s junior year of high school, Donald Trump began his U.S. presidency. As one of the few Indian Americans in the pastoral community of Jamison, Pennsylvania, Pai braced herself for an onslaught of xenophobia.

“People’s bigotry around that time was out on full display, and there was nothing I could do to make them like me because of the way I look, as a brown person,” she recalls...

Leadership philanthropy funds new Engineering Student Center

July 6, 2022

Powered by a $30 million challenge match grant from an anonymous alum, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering has raised more than $74 million in gifts to transform the engineering student center into a vibrant hub of learning and discovery, cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Bakar BioEnginuity Hub opens its doors

July 6, 2022

UC Berkeley’s campus community this week celebrated the grand opening of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub (BBH), the campus’s bold new home for research and innovation.

Oliver O’Reilly is Berkeley’s new vice provost for undergraduate education

July 6, 2022

Oliver O’Reilly, whose 30-year career at UC Berkeley is characterized by a deep passion for teaching and student success, will be the campus’s new vice provost for undergraduate education starting this Friday, July 1, officials announced today.

Record number of students apply to UC Berkeley

July 6, 2022

High school students continue to apply to the University of California, Berkeley, in record numbers, as seen by a 13% increase in freshman applications over last year’s record-breaking number.

In rollicking ceremony, UC Berkeley graduates cap a challenging college education

July 6, 2022

In her four years at UC Berkeley, Lucky Simsuangco, 22, said she faced a lot of unexpected turmoil: Thick wildfire smoke canceled classes and darkened skies, regional power shut-offs interrupted classes, and a worldwide pandemic threatened serious illness and moved university life online.

In top graduating senior, East Coast grit meets Berkeley utopianism

July 6, 2022

Halfway through Anjika Pai’s junior year of high school, Donald Trump began his U.S. presidency. As one of the few Indian Americans in the pastoral community of Jamison, Pennsylvania, Pai braced herself for an onslaught of xenophobia.