City hall building with a paper that reads "Cal Grant"

Summer term students need to receive better financial aid

We looked at studies done by the federal government that showed that students who receive more aid for summer are more likely to take summer courses and graduate on time. Research surrounding summer aid was so compelling that it even prompted the Republican-majority Congress to extend federal aid to summer.
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Mayor Tom Bates to retire from position after 14 years in office

After 14 years as mayor of Berkeley — the longest tenure in the city’s history — and 38 years of public office, Tom Bates, age 78, has decided to retire. It marks the end of a long career of public service that was punctuated with significant accomplishments that benefited many, from people with disabilities to Berkeley youth to local breweries and sports fanatics.
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