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Stories for March 17, 1999

Graduation Rates Hit All-Time High

Biotechnology Luminaries Reflect on the Industry at 25

Memorial for the Late Glenn Seaborg Set for March 27 in Zellerbach Auditorium

Schekman to Deliver March 31 Faculty Research Lecture

April 17: Hold the Date for Cal Day!

Business Class Pits 66 Berkeley Students Against Stanford Rivals in E-mail Negotiations

Y2K Worries? Help Is on the Way at

Gender Apartheid Under Afghanistan's Taliban

Staff Profile: Joan Parker Looks Back on 40 Years of Women's Sports at Berkeley

More About: Taking an Artistic Journey Through Iranian History

Berdahl Airs Work/Life Issues With Bay Area Employers

EEOC Official Discusses the Post-209 Era

Photo: In-Line Skating 101

Photo: It Happens Every Spring

Celebrating Black History

NPR Biotechnology Broadcast Features Three Berkeley Faculty

Regular Features

Campus Authors

Campus Calendar

Campus Memos

Letter to the Editor

News Briefs


Staff Enrichment

Photo of the Week: Mark Morris Dance Group Returns

Photo: Ruth Davidson of the Mark Morris Dance Group

Ruth Davidson of the Mark Morris Dance Group will perform the opening solo of "New Love Song Waltzes," at Zellerbach Hall March 18 to 21. The company's visit to campus, presented by Cal Performances, also features the world premiere of Morris' new work for orchestra and chorus, "Dixit Dominus," set to the music of Handel.

Top Story: Graduation Rates Hit All-Time High; Underrepresented Minorities Post Record Gains

The graduation rate at Berkeley has hit an all-time high, with more than 82 percent of students now graduating -- a figure clearly outpacing that of most other top public research institutions.

Not only is Berkeley's overall undergraduate graduation rate the highest it's ever been, but figures released by the campus March 11 show that the rates for African American, Chicano and Latino students also are hitting all-time highs.

"These graduation rates are exceptional," said Chancellor Berdahl. "They are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and the commitment of our faculty and staff. We don't simply try to attract top students to Berkeley, we provide them with services and guidance that helps ensure they succeed here." (continues)


March 17 - 30, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 27)
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