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Stories for May 12, 1999

Classmates Are Family's First to Earn Diplomas

Ethnic Studies: An Open Letter From Chancellor Berdahl

Humanities and Social Science Graduate Programs Adjust to a Changing Job Market

CAA Scholarship Helps Incoming Freshman Beat the Odds

Expert Describes Metamorphosis in U.S. Professoriate

Ritalin and its Cousins: Rx or Gateway Drugs?

Kosovo: A Report from the Field

Professor Norma Alarcon's Berkeley-Based Third Woman Press Turns 20

Fifty-six to Receive Awards for Excellence in Management

New Dean Sought for College of Chemistry

Berdahl to Address National Press Club

Learn Skin Protection Tips At Summer Sun Safety Day

Photo: Spoonbill Boogie

Wanted: Staff Who Are Students (And About to Graduate)

Tamara Keith: Success as a Student Is a Numbers Game

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Visiting artist Winston Branch supervises students drawing a nude in his "Language of Drawing" class in Kroeber Hall. Peg Skorpinski photo.

Top Story: CAA Scholarship Helps Incoming Freshman Beat the Odds

Alberto Vasquez dreamed of going to Berkeley ever since he was six, when he visited campus on a school field trip.

"I was looking around and said, 'This is going to be my school.' My teacher said it would be hard," he recalled. "But now my dream has come true."

Vasquez will attend Berkeley this fall, thanks to the California Alumni Association's new Achievement Award.

CAA created the scholarship program in response to alumni concerns about the decline last year in underrepresented minority freshmen -- after Proposition 209 ended state affirmative action programs in enrollment and hiring.

The CAA program aims to enroll California students admitted to Berkeley despite adverse learning or living environments, and to offer financial and counseling assistance throughout their undergraduate careers in order to help them succeed in school. Eleven winners have been selected this year. Awardees will receive a scholarship worth a maximum of $5,700 per year depending on each student's level of need, for up to four years. (continues)


May 12 - June 8, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 34)
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