A person types on a Mac laptop computer which is resting on a wooden desk.

UC to now accept computer science classes for admission requirement

The UC requires applicants to have completed a number of high school courses in order to apply to the nine campuses. CS classes were previously considered merely supplemental, but will soon fulfill the third year science recommendation under the UC’s A-G requirement — used to determine application eligibility with high school classes.
Read More…

Mostly white UC Regents board juxtaposed with diverse UC Berkeley population

Gov. Gavin Newsom must diversify UC Board of Regents

STATE ISSUES: Diversity at the top encourages diversity at the bottom. Newsom must do better than his predecessors on appointing regents

At the end of his term, former governor Jerry Brown appointed Jonathan “Jay” Sures to the UC Board of Regents — a white man to an already predominantly white male board. Gov. Gavin Newsom must not fall in the footsteps of his predecessors and appoint regents that reflect the diversity of California.
Read More…

Undocumented students across the UC standing together

UC must get more funding for undocumented students

On Jan. 11, Gov. Gavin Newsom put forward a $209 billion state budget proposal that outlines his vision for the state. The bill includes a series of funding increases for the UC, which signal a welcome departure from former governor Jerry Brown’s more restrained appropriations. The governor’s proposal allocated $1.3
Read More…