March 17, 1999 |
Offering an early peek at University of California admissions this year, six UC campuses reported Tuesday the number of blacks and Latinos admitted either stabilized or improved from last year's steep drops. The numbers so far, however, reveal little about the long-term impact of ending affirmative action in the state's elite university system.
January 21, 1999 |
Amid an overall increase in the number of applicants to University of California campuses, the number of blacks and Latinos applying to UC Berkeley has dropped, according to statistics released Wednesday. Systemwide, more blacks and Latinos are applying to UC campuses, but the drop at Berkeley--10.6% among African American applicants and 12.1% among Latinos--dismayed university officials. "The numbers leave us unequivocally dissatisfied," said Berkeley Vice Chancellor Genaro Padilla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999 |
The San Fernando Valley Branch of the NAACP will hold two community forums Monday in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Valley NAACP president, the Rev. Zedar E. Broadous, said the events are part of the association's 1999 theme: rekindling the spirit by providing opportunities to discuss important issues affecting San Fernando Valley minority communities. Both forums are free to the public and will be held at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 11266 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima.
January 17, 1999 |
The federal government's largest education grant program, despite spending $118 billion over the last three decades, has been unable to meet its goal of narrowing the achievement gap between rich and poor students, interviews and documents show. Title I, which started with idealistic fervor in the 1960s' War on Poverty, provides $7.4 billion each year to help one of every five pupils in the nation's public schools. Recent evaluations by the U.S.
January 14, 1999 |
University of California regents, who today hold their first meeting in 16 years without a Republican governor, are poised to plunge into two potentially contentious debates--over minority admissions and the university's role in training public school teachers. Gov. Gray Davis has called on the regents to approve a new policy of admitting all students who graduate in the top 4% of their high school classes. That move is almost certain to pass in the next few months.
October 28, 1998 |
Of the roughly 5.5 million high school-senior African Americans and Latinos who failed to go on to college last year--and will pay the price in lower incomes and lost opportunities for the rest of their lives--many were not held back by bad grades or low test scores or even by the fact that they are poor.
September 18, 1998 |
Seeking to bring more poor and minority students to the University of California, officials Thursday said they will spend an extra $38.5 million this year to help improve such youngsters' scholastic performance so they are eligible for admission to the elite nine-campus system. Karl S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1998 |
He's a poet. A philosopher. A veteran Chicano activist and son of the barrio. Manuel Gomez is also one of the University of California system's top Latino administrators, a highly visible role model for the minority students who have become so sought-after in the post-affirmative action era.
June 27, 1998 |
Until he was 4 years old, Ricardo Blackett lived in "the projects," one more unnoticed mustard seed fallen upon the hard, cracked pavement of urban poverty. His father, an auto mechanic from Barbados, was seldom around. His mother worked in a hospital kitchen, struggling to raise seven children. Even when she managed to move her family into what she called "my shack," a tiny, aging row house on Baltimore's predominantly black West Side, she made only $18,000 a year.