UCI News

UPI, Aug. 3, 2017
UC Irvine ready to readmit students who were accepted, then rejected
“The students and their families have my personal, sincerest apology. We should not have treated you this way over a missed deadline. “The stories of our students whose college dreams were crushed by our decision to withdraw admissions to hundreds of students are heartbreaking. And unacceptable. 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,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said in an apology.

Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 4, 2017
Saying You’re Sorry
As a result, the actions Wednesday of University of California, Irvine, Chancellor Howard Gillman stand out as noteworthy. Days after news broke that the university revoked admission offers from 499 students, Chancellor Howard Gillman issued a public statement offering a personal apology. The university would admit all accepted students except for those who dropped below its academic standards, he said.

Business Insider, Aug. 3, 2017
Hundreds of UC Irvine students who had their acceptances revoked have just been readmitted
Irvine, announced Wednesday that most of those whose admissions offers were revoked last month will in fact be admitted. The announcement follows anger at the news that about 500 acceptances were revoked last month, leaving students scrambling to find college options.

WECT, Aug. 3, 2017
You could win a college scholarship playing video games
University of California-Irvine has been a leader in the esports realm, creating teams for students long before other colleges jumped on board. The school recently announced new esports scholarships for outstanding players of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, a first-person shooter game that won multiple awardswhen it debuted in May 2016. [Mark Deppe, UCI’s acting director of esports] said the university’s location in Southern California –  a mecca for video game companies – has been “extremely beneficial.”

New Republic, July. 29, 2017
Why American Democracy Is Broken, and How to Fix It
Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California [Irvine], wondered in a 2013 article whether this called for drastic measures: “The partisanship of our political branches and the mismatch with our structure of government raise the fundamental question: Is the United States political system so broken that we should change the Constitution to adopt a parliamentary system—either a Westminster system, as in the United Kingdom, or a different form of parliamentary democracy?”

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