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UCLA, UC Riverside test smartphone technology to warn users of coronavirus exposure

University of California students and staff are working to contain the coronavirus pandemic with their smartphones. The California Department of Public Health, Department of Technology and UC are pilot-testing technology that uses smartphones to identify and notify users of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. UC Riverside and UCLA are among the campuses in the trial. UC Riverside Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andres Gonzalez, who is overseeing a trial of a coronavirus contact tracing sma...
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California needs school choice, not affirmative action

On Election Day, Californians voted against re-instituting affirmative action in public education, employment, and contracting. The failure of Proposition 16 is the latest chapter in the state’s affirmative action saga: legal through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, banned in 1996 via Proposition 209, and the subject of multiple legislative and legal challenges since then. Prop 16’s failure has no doubt left many affirmative action advocates disappointed, perhaps especially because it will make admissions...
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UC research finds low rates of contraceptive use in women with kidney failure

New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use. The study, published in the journal Kidney Medicine, finds an overall contraceptive use rate of 5.3% among women with kidney failure undergoing dialysis in the United States.
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California students say they're 'deeply disappointed' after voters cast ballots against affirmative action

Pictured above is the campus of UCLA. The Office of the President of the University of California, which includes UCLA, said in a statement that it was "disappointed" that the proposition was rejected. Damian Dovarganes/AP California voted to reject Proposition 16, which called to allow affirmative action in public employers and education institutions.  Proponents of affirmative action have advocated for the need to expand equal opportunity. Student leaders from the University of Californi...
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UCLA nurses seek timely notification for frontline workers exposed to COVID-19

Registered nurses at UCLA plan to hold a rally Tuesday, Nov. 10 to demand that hospital administration notify frontline workers when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and also guarantee routine testing for nurses and other medical personnel. The workers, represented by the California Nurses Association, claim there has been minimal notification from hospital management when coworkers test positive and that contact tracing has been spotty. Nurses must currently complete a daily symptom review via ...
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College Students Face Fear Of The Future As Online Learning Continues

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First the UCs didn’t require SAT, and now it’s not allowed, say judges

SAN FRANCISCO — Student applicants to the University of California can’t submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. UC regents voted in May to drop the SAT and ACT test scores as admission requirements but permitted individual campuses to allow optional, voluntary submissions for 2021 and 2022. a lawsuit says the scores place low-income students, minorities and people with disabilities ...
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UC Can’t Waffle In Phasing Out SATs In Admissions, Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — University of California applicants can’t submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. UC regents voted in May to drop the SAT and ACT test scores as admission requirements but permitted individual campuses to allow optional, voluntary submissions for 2021 and 2022. a lawsuit says the scores place low-income students, minorities and people with disabilities at a...
Tags: Education, California News, San Francisco, Ap, UC, University Of California, Board of Regents, San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Drake, First District Court of Appeal, Claire Doan


Liberals should oppose racial preferences and reject Prop. 16: Richard Sander

As a dyed-in-the-wool liberal Democrat, a very early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential bid, and a co-founder of the University of California (UC) at Los Angeles’s program in public interest law, I do not understand how any liberal acquainted with the facts could support racial preferences. On Election Day, California voters will decide on Proposition 16, which would allow race and sex to be “considered” in decisions about state jobs, contracting, and, most notably, in admissions to public...
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Fish exposed to even small amounts of estrogen produce fewer males

UC assistant professor Latonya Jackson conducted experiments with North American freshwater fish called least killifish. She found that fish exposed to estrogen in concentrations of 5 nanograms per liter in controlled lab conditions had fewer males and produced fewer offspring. Scientists have found estrogen at as much as 16 times that concentration in streams adjacent to sewage treatment plants.
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Proposition 16 solves for a problem that may not actually exist

This year, California voters are being asked to vote on an initiative, Proposition 16, that would again make race an explicit factor in public employment, contracting, and college admissions. This effort comes over twenty years after Californians outlawed the use of affirmative action — or the preferencing of race, ethnicity, or gender — in these processes. Nearly all of California’s political heavyweights, from vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris to Gov. Gavin Newsom, have endorsed the meas...
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Affirmative action is on the ballot in California. The split between me and my Korean parents shows how big the generational divide on the issue is among Asian Americans.

Reuters California voters are deciding on the reinstatement of affirmative action as they cast their ballots on Proposition 16. A majority of Asian-Americans support Prop. 16, despite outspoken dissent by a few prominent Asian-American groups. Asian-American students, incorrectly lumped together as a monolith, must grapple with the model minority myth and proven admissions discrimination. In reality, Asian-Americans are the most divided economic racial group in America, with widely varyi...
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UC study shows how tobacco use impacts patients with kidney cancer

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have identified new clues into ways tobacco use impacts patients with kidney cancer.
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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Named In UC Admissions Scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor’s office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-connected people. Among those “inappropriately admitted” were a student whose family was friends with a member of the Board of Regents, the child of a major donor and an applicant who babysat for a colleague ...
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Auditor Says UC Wrongly Admitted Well-Connected Students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends.” The California State Auditor also found in the audit released Tuesday that campus staff falsely designated 22 of the applicants as student-athlete recruits because of donations from or as favors to well-connected families. One campus, the University of California, Berkeley, admitted 42 applicant...
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UCLA ranked top public university in nation for fourth consecutive year

UCLA has been selected the No. 1 public university in the nation for the fourth year in a row and is the only UC campus to break into the top 20 of an overall national ranking of institutions of higher education by U.S. News & World Report. Among all universities in the country, California Institute of Technology, a private school in Pasadena, came in as the highest-ranked institution in Southern California, at No. 12, followed by UCLA at No. 20. The University of Southern California tied with U...
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Reject state-sanctioned discrimination, reject Proposition 16: Betty Chu

I am one of the first women of Chinese descent to pass the California bar exam. I was mayor of Monterey Park. I was the first Chinese-American woman to co-found and run a bank in the United States. In my lifetime, I have seen Asian Americans prevail against racism to be treated as fully American, as equal citizens, employees and leaders. This has occurred in large part because racism itself has become unacceptable in America. What a triumph! It pains me greatly, then, that after all this progres...
Tags: California, Opinion, Politico, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Bradford, UC, Garcia, Legislature, Gardena, Bell Gardens, Monterey Park, Newsom, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia


University of California must stop all use of SAT and ACT in admissions, judge orders

By Michael Burke, EdSource University of California must suspend all use of SAT and ACT scores in admissions, a judge ruled, siding with attorneys representing students with disabilities who argued those students have not been able to access the tests during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling affects six of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses that have gone test-optional, giving students the choice of whether to submit their test scores when they apply. “There’s never been such a thing as a level...
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Why no break on UC tuition despite the move to remote classes? COVID-19 costs are astronomical

Robert Massa, an adjunct professor at USC, had a recent conversation with his neighbor that undoubtedly mirrors discussions unfolding in front yards, living rooms and at kitchen tables across the country. “His daughter is going to be a freshman in college,” Massa recalled, “and he asked me whether it’s worth it to pay full tuition for online learning.” Massa, who has spent more than 40 years as a university executive, including a decade as the dean of enrollment at Johns Hopkins, offered a measu...
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Vote No on Proposition 16 to defend state’s respect for diversity and equality

Diversity truly is California’s strength. From Californios and indigenous communities to Americans of all backgrounds who’ve settled here to ongoing rounds of Mexican, Latin American, African, Asian and European immigrants, the multitude of backgrounds and cultures make the Golden State what it is. With every passing year, California’s civil service and public university systems reflect the diversity of the state. From 2014 to 2018 alone, the proportion of California’s state civil service that w...
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University of California campuses to phase out single-use plastics, including cups and water bottles

While some efforts to restrict the use of single-use plastics have been stalled by the pandemic, the University of California has announced an aggressive policy to phase out such waste at its 10 campuses and five medical centers. The plan calls for an end to the use of plastic bags at UC retail and food establishments by January, an end to plastic straws and utensils by next July, and a switch to reusable plates, cups and food containers by July 2022. The sale and distribution of plastic beverag...
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UC creates living tribute to Ohio botanist

The University of Cincinnati and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum replaced invasive and nonnative ground cover on E. Lucy Braun's grave with native plants as a tribute to the pioneering botanist and conservationist.
Tags: Science, Ohio, UC, University Of Cincinnati, Lucy Braun, Spring Grove Cemetery Arboretum


November’s Prop. 16 affirmative-action initiative sets off lively debate among Asian Americans

“Stop divisive and racist Prop 16!” reads a giant banner, held up by masked protesters at a recent Arcadia rally. “Keep discrimination illegal!” More than 500 community members drove in to a car rally at Arcadia County Park on Saturday, Aug. 8 to oppose Proposition 16, an initiative on the Nov. 3 California ballot which would legalize race-aware decisions in public college admissions, hiring and contracting. Cal Fire heavy equipment operator Braden Varney was killed July 14 while fighting th...
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Questions, answers about upcoming school year, distance learning

Public education is kicking back into gear this month, but for most students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties the phrase “back to school” will be a euphemism. Throughout the region, distance learning and closed classrooms will be the norms until health conditions improve. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to some of the questions parents and students might have about the upcoming school year. Q: Can my kid go to school? Probably not, at least not yet. The sta...
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UC System Requires Flu Shots For All Students, Staff By November 1

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The University of California announced on Friday an executive order requiring all staff, faculty and students to get a flu shot before November 1. The decision is meant to help protect the public and members of the UC community mitigate the surge of flu cases health care systems are expecting over the fall and winter flu season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The executive order requires the vaccination for all faculty and staff who are working at a UC location. The univ...
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In Historic First, Latino Students Are Largest Group Admitted to UC’s Freshman Class

(CNN) — For the first time in history, Latino students make up the largest ethnic or racial group of Californians admitted to the University of California for the upcoming school year. Latinos surpassed Asian Americans to comprise 36% of the 79,953 students from California who were offered admission to at least one of the nine UC campuses, according to preliminary data released on Thursday. Asian American students made up 35%, White students 21% and Black students 5%. American Indian and Pacific...
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Proposition 16 will bring discrimination in the name of equality: Michelle Steel

Over two decades ago, California set a clear standard by passing a constitutional amendment that put the state on a path to towards true equality. Proposition 209, passed by voters in 1996, adopted language from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to prohibit the state from discriminating against or giving preference to any individual or group on the basis race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the areas of public employment, public contracts and public education admissions. The Californians wh...
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University Of California System Names 1st Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
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University Of California System Names First Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
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Former UC Irvine chancellor Drake to lead statewide UC system

Michael V. Drake, the former chancellor of UC Irvine, was unanimously selected Tuesday to be president of the Black leader of the 10-campus University of California system. Regents emphasized Drake’s experience, innovation, collaborative approach and likability as well as the diversity he brings to the post. Drake, who turns 70 Thursday, retired last month after six years as president of Ohio State University. He will replace retiring University of California President Janet Napolitano. “We had ...
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