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Orange County Register (AP), July 22, 2021
Tuition hike approved for UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and 7 other campuses
University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for new undergraduates starting in the 2022-23 academic year. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

UPI, July 22, 2021
Carbon mitigation efforts in California may be hindered by climate change itself
Models developed by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, predicted the carbon storage capacity of forests and shrublands in the state will decline by 16 percent by 2045 if climate change trends continue unabated. … “This work highlights the conundrum that climate change poses to the state of California,” lead study author Shane Coffield, doctoral candidate in Earth system science at UCI, said … “We need our forests and other plant-covered areas to provide a ‘natural climate solution’ of removing carbon dioxide from the air, but heat and drought caused by the very problem we’re trying to solve could make it more difficult to achieve our objectives,” Coffield said.

Spectrum News 1, July 22, 2021
Parents remain worried about children returning to the classroom
Shruti Gohil, assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine, said to expect an uptick in cases in younger people and kids. While new cases are popping up, overwhelmingly, in unvaccinated people, Gohil said that might be more a feature of behavior rather than age. With so much fatigue over being cooped up for a year-and-a-half, people have been eager to get back to life as it was. … Gohil said intensive symptom screening needs to be ingrained into the in-class experience.

Marketplace, July 22, 2021 (Audio)
Rents are rising again, making it hard to find an apartment
“If you look at what cities there are good jobs, it’s really places in the south and southwest, like Houston, also places like Atlanta and Phoenix,” said Jack Liebersohn, an assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. Those cities have also seen new rental construction, and Liebersohn said that because the permitting process is fast in places like Houston, developers should be able to build new properties and rents could eventually stabilize.

KABC-7, July 22, 2021
LA Rams Training Camp VIP Experience
Los Angeles Rams Training Camp presented by UNIFY Financial Credit Union is returning to UC Irvine and ABC7 wants to give you a pair of VIP tickets. Watch ABC7 Eyewitness News at 6am starting Monday, July 26, 2021 through Friday, July 30, 2021 for the “SECRET CODE” that will appear onscreen once during each show’s broadcast. LA Rams Training Camp runs from July 28 thru August 10 with 10 practices open to the public. For complete details visit Rams Training Camp for free tickets.

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