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Orange County Register, June 12, 2017
Pilot program at UCI to slash tuition in half for incoming freshmen
The Anteater Leadership Academy program would let students take fully-accredited courses, taught by accredited instructors in the Division of Continuing Education during their freshman year, paying tuition of $6,315, a savings of about $6,000. Students also would take a leadership course, something the school considers an incentive for those in the program. After their freshmen year, students would be eligible to take all courses throughout the campus at standard prices.

NPR – Hidden Brain, June 12, 2017
Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician’s Words Led To Prison Time
Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine was called as an expert for the defense in Olutosin’s case, in part because of some interesting research she’s done. She was noticing a large number of prosecutions that were introducing rap lyrics in court. She had a basic question.  “Are violent lyrics perceived as more threatening, more dangerous, more literal, more in need of regulation when they are described as rap compared to other music genres?” [starts at 41:45]

Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2017
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban
“The Supreme Court is going to have to take both of these cases,” University of California, Irvine Law School dean Erwin Chemerinsky said. The 9th Circuit decision “gives the Supreme Court two separate bases for blocking the travel ban, and it could only uphold the travel ban if it rejects both,” the constitutional law professor said.

Quartz, June 13, 2017
A Berkeley professor says preschoolers need the academic skills parents are rebelling against
Greg Duncan, a professor of education of University of California Irvine says the class gap is too big to ignore.” I can’t get around the implication of this starting a year behind and never catching up, a fact that turns up in all the data sets we look at.” All schools should, theoretically, act as equalizing agents, he says, reducing the education gaps of disadvantaged children throughout a student’s life. But they don’t: The gaps “are pretty much preserved,” he said.

Orange County Register, June 12, 2017
JSerra’s Royce Lewis picked No. 1 overall by Minnesota Twins in MLB Draft
Keston Hiura of UC Irvine was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 9 overall. Hiura, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior designated hitter, led NCAA Division 1 in batting with a .442 average.

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