Should students receive their degrees in under four years?
This topic was one discussed by the University of California Commission on the Future when it met Monday to debate ways to save the UC system money and bring in more revenue.
The allure of exotic and foreign lands drew in a large crowd of students Tuesday during the 24th annual study abroad fair.
Conducted by UCLA’s International Education Office, the fair presented students with information on various programs offered by UCLA and outside sources for abroad curriculums.
Sergio Broderick-Villa, associate director for study abroad at the International Education Office, said the fair is meant to expose the idea of studying abroad to those who may have never considered it.
In fact, Broderick-Villa said it is those people who have never considered studying abroad that should begin to mull over the idea.
“There are advantages simply beyond the academia or the travel (aspects),” he said.
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a prior ruling supporting the University of California, Hastings College of Law in its refusal to subsidize a religious student group that declines admission to potential members based on their moral standing.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s May revised state budget proposal bodes well for public higher education systems, but there is one department at UCLA that has a lot to lose should the proposal pass.
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