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UC System Plans for In-Person Instruction in Fall 2021

The UC’s statement on Monday marks the first systemwide announcement of a return to in-person instruction. 
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UC Implements New Policy on Gender Identity and Lived Names Recognition

The guidelines provide “at least three gender options,” such as male, female and nonbinary, across all UC information systems.
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UC Regents Approve 2021-22 Budget, Special Needs Report

The UC Board of Regents Nov. 19 remote meeting focused on the impact of financial losses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UC Regents Discuss Alternative Approaches to Financial Aid

The primary focus of the Nov. 18 meeting was Option 7: The Road to the Debt-Free UC.
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UC Regents Discuss Better Representation and Outreach to Indigenous UC Students

The UC Board of Regents convened remotely on Nov. 18 to discuss a number of items relating to academics, including admissions and outreach to Indigenous students. 
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Under Pressure from the Pandemic, UC Lecturers’ Union Pushes for New Contracts with Better Protections

The UC has lost at least $2 billion in revenue due to COVID-19. Many lecturers say the economic fallout has worsened fears among their ranks over potential cuts and job losses.
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Prop 16 Failed to Pass. What’s Next for the UC System?

For student leaders on the “front lines” of campaigning, the decision came as a blow for those hoping to bring greater racial diversity to the UC system.
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State Audit Finds UC Inappropriately Admitted 64 Students, Four at UCSB

Between 2013 and 2019, 64 applicants were admitted to the four campuses “based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff."
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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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