This post was updated Feb.15 at 3:33 p.m.
Campus reopening announcements for the fall may sound like good news, but students at the University of California are all too familiar with dashed hopes and low expectations.
This post was updated Jan. 18 at 7:41 p.m.
The University of California may have a few similarities with the California State University system, but it cannot share the same disregard toward student well-being.
California may have kept the door on affirmative action shut, but the University of California must keep the window of opportunity open to students.
Earlier this month, roughly 57% of California voters rejected Proposition 16.
Plans to reopen campus may have come to a screeching halt, but UCLA’s efforts to combat COVID-19 must continue full steam ahead.
Lingering hopes of a normal fall quarter were dispelled when UCLA notified its student body that it would be moving to mostly remote instruction for fall quarter.
The saying “out with the old, in with the new” symbolizes the sentiment of moving forward.
And with a new president taking over the University of California, we can only hope that forward is truly the direction the UC intends to head.
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended life in the most unforeseeable of ways. At UCLA, our community is remarkably united by similar feelings of loss, confusion and concern, but also by light, hope and perspective that the pandemic has brought to the forefront.
Virtual spring quarter has officially begun, robbing students of an in-person college experience. But if that weren’t enough, it’s robbing them of their tuition money as well.
Despite the ever-growing presence of global warming, the University of California has only continued to bring the heat.
The current UC President, Janet Napolitano, announced last year she would be stepping down in August.
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