The University of California Student Association is working with the UC to urge the U.S. Congress to double the maximum value of the Pell Grant.
The UC launched the Double the Pell campaign and announced its partnership with UCSA on Feb.
This post was updated Feb. 15 at 08:57 p.m.
The elimination of standardized testing in admissions may have been a factor in the record-high number of people who applied for fall 2021 admissions at the University of California, faculty and students said.
The University of California Board of Regents, the governing body of the UC, met for their bimonthly meeting from Tuesday to Thursday via teleconference. The board discussed federal and state funding, the possibility of a new test in admissions and campus diversity.
President Joe Biden’s nomination of Miguel Cardona to be the next secretary of education is a promising choice, UCLA faculty and students said.
Cardona previously taught as a fourth-grade teacher and is currently Connecticut’s commissioner of education.
University of California students and faculty are asking the UC Board of Regents to fund a systemwide open textbook grant program.
The California Public Interest Research Group, a student activist organization, began a textbook affordability campaign in 2007 after other student PIRGs started similar campaigns.
The number of students enrolled at the University of California increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite nationwide trends of dropping college enrollment rates affecting other California public universities.
UCLA has hired a new director to oversee the facilitation of academic accommodations despite student opposition to the candidate.
Dean of Students Maria Blandizzi announced Nov.
Prospective medical school students said the COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of uncertainty to the medical school application process.
Students said many of their extracurricular and research activities were either canceled, postponed or moved to an online platform.
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