An alumnus’s ambitions through adversity

I never was one of the proverbial prodigies or superstars. I knew what it was like to feel alone and voiceless — and my awareness of being overlooked, doubted, bullied and discriminated against was silent and choiceless. Like a social pariah among victors with seemingly endless opportunities, I tactfully observed
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Hiring policy to ‘Ban the box’ extends to all UC campuses

Under a new University of California hiring policy, prospective university employees will no longer be asked about prior convictions in their initial employment applications. This push to “ban the box” will take effect as early as October, just over a year after UC Berkeley became the first UC campus to institute the policy.
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