OC’s top universities to reopen in stages

It’s likely the University of California, Irvine, which is fast approaching 40,000 enrollees, will offer a hybrid form of instruction that blends virtual and in-person instruction, though an official decision hasn’t been reached. … On the fundraising side, [Chancellor Howard] Gillman said “donors who are able have signaled their desire to be a part of the solution-building during the pandemic, and are responding with their support.” … The university … announced several large donations over the last few weeks, including a $2.5 million gift from the Tu Foundation … and $1.5 million gift to support quantum science research from Roy Eddleman.