SLATE-ed for Improvement! Published: September 13, 2017 By: Sharon Page-Medrich Thanks to (left to right) Nancy Paniagua, Rochele Fraga, Jenna Tower, Beatriz Galvez, Corinne Kosmitzki, and Catherine Madsen! Staff of our Graduate Student Services-Admissions team worked hard over the last year to adapt, test, and launch a new system — called SLATE — for taking applications for graduate study at Berkeley. Prospective students for the 2018–19 admission cycle should find an easier-to-use experience. This is just the latest in the Graduate Division’s continuous efforts to streamline and improve processes for the benefit of graduate students and department faculty and staff.