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June 14, 2024

150W Berkeley Project

October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary ofthe UC Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The first women were admitted in 1870, and Rosa Scrivner became the first woman to graduate in 1874 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. Since then, countless women have graduated from UC Berkeley. They have made invaluable contributions to the campus and the world beyond.

June 11, 2024

New ROPS Special Issue Available. Read the Editor's introduction and the papers here 

June 4, 2024

Filling the Gap: CalFresh Eligibility Among University of California and California Community College Students

June 3, 2024

Lærke Cecilie Anbert, former visiting doctoral researcher from Aarhus University, published her article ‘How do we name the air that we breathe?’ – The haunting presence of white supremacy and settler colonialism at UC Berkeley" in Globalisation, Societies and Education (Routledge) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14767724.2024.2355190

May 16, 2024

Recap of Dr. Ruth Simmons' Visit to CSHE

May 10, 2024

Gardner Fellowship ApplicationGardner Fellowship for 2024-25 is accepting applications. Deadline: June 15

May 6, 2024

Berkeley Talks: Ruth Simmons on access and equity in higher education

January 29, 2024

CSHE's senior associate Saul Geiser co-authored a letter to the New York Times regarding the usefulness of SATs in college admission. 

January 22, 2024

A leader of remarkable vision, the former UC president left an imprint on American education. He died this month at the age of 90.

January 3, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Pierpont Gardner on January 2, 2024.  Dr. Gardner served as President of University of California (1983 to 1992) and President of the University of Utah (1973-1983).

December 20, 2023

Search for David Pierpont Gardner Chair in Higher Education and Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education

November 13, 2023

New UWN Article by Igor Chirikov: Weaponisation of Universities: A ‘Back-to-the-Future’ Story

New UWN Article by John A. Douglass: US Universities Face a Precipice under a Trump Presidency

November 8, 2023

October 23, 2023

CSHE Senior Research Fellow John Aubrey Douglass published a think piece "It Can Happen Here?" on Academe. 

October 18, 2023

In this article, John A. Douglass discusses the global pattern of growing neonationalist populism and increasing attacks on academic communities, as well as the common threads connecting these attacks. 

October 4, 2023

September 25, 2023

How do nationalist tendencies play into, or counter, the global expansion of the university? This Global Perspectives review symposium engages with two timely contributions on the current state of the university in world society: Neo-nationalism and Universities: Populists, Autocrats, and the Future of Higher Education by John Aubrey Douglass (Johns Hopkins 2021) and The University and the Global Knowledge Society by David John Frank and John Mayer (Princeton 2020).

September 18, 2023

Rille Raaper, Associate Professor at Durham University and a former CSHE visiting scholar (2022), will publish her new book Student Identity and Political Agency: Activism, Representation and Consumer Rights with Routledge in 2024. The book examines the intersections of education, sociology and politics and provides a unique, research-informed account of the student experience in a contemporary higher education setting.

August 30, 2023

The Chronicle of Higher Education

On August 28, 2023, CSHE Faculty Affiliate and SERU Principal Researcher Steven Brint published a new article entitled "The Political Machine behind the War on Academic Freedom" at the Chronicle of Higher Education