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The New York Times, July 29, 2017
U.C. Irvine Rescinds Acceptances for Hundreds of Applicants
Just two months before they were to begin classes, 499 young men and women who had been accepted to the University of California, Irvine, received letters informing them that their acceptances had been rescinded. The letters that went out starting last week left students scrambling to either appeal the decision or make other plans for the fall. … The reason: Too many of the approximately 31,000 students who received acceptance letters said they would attend. The university had to trim the list.

KPCC, Aug. 1, 2017
UC Irvine reinstates admission for 117 students denied entry for fall
University of California, Irvine officials say they’ve reinstated the admissions offers for 117 students who were part of a much larger group whose offers were rescinded in the past weeks because of missing documents or low grades. And more reinstatements could be made by the end of the week, officials say.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 1, 2017
To solve California’s housing crisis, shift some power over land use away from local governments
Nicholas J. Marantz, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy at UC Irvine, writes: “As Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s legislative leaders left for their summer break, they said the top priority when they returned would be addressing California’s housing affordability crisis. … To effectively alleviate the housing shortage, the state must also ensure that local governments responsibly use their power to regulate land use.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, July 31, 2017
In battle of taxis vs. Uber and Lyft, Orange County cities pay for safety program cabs can no longer afford
Vijay Gurbaxani, a UC Irvine business professor, blamed …. government regulators for helping kill the cab by giving Uber and Lyft more lenient regulations. “We give startups an unfair leg up and then others can’t compete. The same is true here,” Gurbaxani said. “They get away with less enforcement and fewer regulations. They had an unfair advantage for many years. Uber was very aggressive about ignoring local regulations and then rallying consumers when cities came down on them.”

Vox, July 31, 2017
3 senators are demanding an explanation for the Trump voter commission’s colossal screw-up
“The claim that there were millions of illegal voters in this past election is false and unsupported by any credible evidence,” Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California Irvine, wrote. “The National Association of Secretaries of State, made up of the chief election officers of all 50 states, just issued a statement saying so.”

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