Bay Area organizations, universities ramp up efforts to bring Afghan refugees to U.S.

A network of more than 15 colleges and universities have connected with San Jose State University's Human Rights Institute to sponsor Afghan scholars, academics, activists, and journalists and bring them to teach at universities in the United States. Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay is also ramping up efforts to support Afghan refugee resettlement.

University of California system approves plan for tuition hike

The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a "forever hike." University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students.

Report: Oakland, Fremont among U.S. metro areas that have become more segregated

Despite U.S. policy efforts to promote racial integration in American neighborhoods, a new University of California at Berkeley study has found that more than 80 percent of metropolitan regions in the country have actually become more segregated over the past two decades. And in the Bay Area, Oakland and Fremont were listed among the most segregated.

Berkeley Law graduate pays tribute to his mother in touching social media post

Some of life’s sweetest moments are those that mark the coming of a full circle. On Friday, when Savelle Jefferson walked across a stage to receive his degree from UC Berkeley Law, he celebrated not only his own hard work and accomplishments but also a decades ago moment, when his own mother walked the same campus, wearing a cap and gown with him in her arms.