First impressions

Transfer Talks

Early one Sunday morning, my sister and I drove northbound on Highway 101 toward the Bay Area. It was about a five-hour drive to Berkeley from Santa Barbara, and we were both excited to visit the campus that would become my home for the next two years. I’d driven to
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Senators introduce bill seeking to help international STEM students work in US

A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., seeks to help international students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, to work in the United States after the completion of their advanced degrees, according to a press release sent out by Durbin on Thursday.
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Worried students at Sproul Plaza looking up at cloud that reads "Tuition Hikes"

The UC Board of Regents’ proposed nonresident tuition hike undermines equity goals

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Nonresidents diversify the university community, and raising their tuition even more would merely exacerbate their financial struggles

This Wednesday, the regents will consider implementing both an increase in tuition for nonresident students and a cap on their enrollment. Although the UC system is a public university that should primarily serve local students, Wednesday’s proposals would not only harm existing students but would also completely contradict the university’s mission statement of promoting educational equity.
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