Campus News

U. of California plans to attract more African-American students

Officials at the University of California at Berkeley have launched the African-American Initiative, which they hope will increase support for and enrollment of black students to the campus. A key part of the new initiative will be a $20 million scholarship fund for black students who are admitted. Currently, Berkeley’s black undergraduate enrollment is around 3 percent, and school officials say they hope the initiative will encourage additional African-American students to enroll.