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.
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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 proposed University of California policy to furlough five workdays from workers is detrimental to already struggling employees, UC labor union members said.
The proposal, which the UC Office of the President introduced in October, plans to remove five paid days from a worker’s schedule.
The association that represents University of California students is calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to double the Pell Grant to make college more affordable.
The UC Student Association has met with federal representatives, nonprofit leaders and mobilized UC students to advocate for its Double the Pell campaign since the association initiated the campaign in August, said Joshua Lewis, the UCSA government relations chair and a student at UC Berkeley.
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.
Amrik Johal spoke Punjabi growing up, but he never learned how to read or write in the language.
“Many of us could speak Punjabi at home, but there’s very few who understand how to read and write,” said Johal, an education graduate student.
The University of California would receive a $383.8 million budget increase under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget released Friday – with the expectation that the UC does not increase in-state tuition.
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.
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