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UC Pledges To Eliminate Single-use Plastic By 2030 in New Systemwide Policy

The policy came as a collaborative achievement between the UC system and CALPIRG.
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Amid Backlash and Uncertainty, UC Regents Hold Heated Discussion on Future of TMT

Until July’s meeting, those for and against the Thirty Meter Telescope have rarely sat at the same table. 
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UC Santa Cruz Reinstates 41 Teaching Assistants Dismissed over COLA Strikes

Graduate students across the UC continue to advocate for a COLA, even as the pandemic brings challenges to in-person activism.
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UC Announces Influenza Vaccine Requirement For All Students and Employees Come Fall

This is the first time the UC has required the flu vaccine.
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International Students Allowed To Stay In U.S. Following I.C.E. Policy Reversal

Under the previous guidelines, international students enrolled in only online classes would have either had to leave the U.S. or transfer to a U.S. university offering in-person instruction.
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UC To Sue Federal Government, Seeking To Prevent Deportation of International Students

Currently, there are over 41,000 graduate and undergraduate international students within the UC system.
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Michael V. Drake Appointed as First Black UC President, Succeeding Janet Napolitano

Drake is the 21st UC President and the first Black president in UC history.
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Academic Council Recommends UC To Defund Police, Ban Police Firearms

The Academic Council centered the recommendations on statements they received from students and faculty across the UC System about anti-Black police violence.
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Former UCSB Student Challenges Title IX Case Reopening

In July’s hearing, the judge will decide whether or not to grant Roe’s motion, which could reverse the superior court’s previous decision to vacate the Title IX findings.
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Majority of Fall Quarter Classes To Be Held Remotely, Tuition and Student Fees Will Not Change

Any student who wishes to continue learning entirely remotely will be given the option to do so.
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UC Reaches Open-Access Publishing Deal With Springer Nature

The new deal comes just over a year after the UC walked away from its 20-year partnership with Elsevier over disagreements surrounding the UC’s push for open-access research articles.
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UC Regents Endorse Repeal of Affirmative Action Ban

In order to appear on the California ballot in November, the amendment to repeal Proposition 209 must pass through the California State Senate with two-thirds approval. 
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UC Academics Explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and Greater Themes During “The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point”

The webinar featured prominent speakers who discussed the greater themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and institutionalized racism.
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Thirty Meter Telescope Has Received $68M From UC in Past Six Years

The financial report was obtained through a California Public Records Act from Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley and details the UC’s contributions to TMT from October 2014 to February 2020. 
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UC Fully Divests from Fossil Fuels, Sells $1 Billion in Assets

Going forward, the UC Investments team is committed to growing its investments in sustainable practices such as renewable energy, waste conversion, sustainable agriculture and technology.
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