UCI News

The New York Times, Aug. 3, 2017
A College Admits a Big Mistake. Imagine That.
The people who run the University of California, Irvine, found themselves with a problem this spring. More high school students than expected said yes to Irvine’s offer of admission — about 800 more. The campus didn’t have room for so many freshmen, and Irvine needed to do something. What followed was a fascinating case study in human behavior and the management of a large organization.

ABC7, Aug. 2, 2017
UC Irvine reinstates nearly 300 students whose admission was withdrawn
UCI officials announced that all students who received provisional acceptances to the school and met the academic requirements will be accepted. That includes 290 students who had their admission pulled. “The students and their families have my personal, sincerest apology. We should not have treated you this way over a missed deadline,” said Howard Gillman, the chancellor of the school, in a statement.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 2, 2017
UC Irvine to readmit all freshmen whose admission offers were withdrawn for transcript problems
“The stories of our students whose college dreams were crushed by our decision to withdraw admissions to hundreds of students are heartbreaking. And unacceptable,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a message to the campus community. “We are a university recognized for advancing the American Dream, not impeding it. This situation is rocking us to our core because it is fundamentally misaligned with our values.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KPCC, Aug. 3, 2017
Trump-backed bill to cut immigration by half worries tech groups, angers civil rights advocates
Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine, said it’s not just Democrats who may oppose the bill. “Also the business group is going to oppose it because they’ve been complaining, like the Chamber of Commerce is complaining, that they’re not able to find the workers they need and immigrants are filling in many of those jobs,” he said.

Associated Press, Aug. 2, 2017
Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia
“It is important to base heat mitigation strategies on not only temperature extremes, but rather the compound effects of extreme temperatures and humidity,” said climatologist Omid Mazdiyasni of the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study. He co-authored another paper published last month with complimentary findings that showed how increased temperatures alone were already leading to more deadly heat waves in India.

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