UCI News

Orange County Register, June 17, 2017
Single mom raises two sons, works, earns bachelor’s degree to help others
Kamilah McGuire’s story embodies all that is good and right and pure about America. From the moment she was born, the odds were heavy against McGuire graduating community college. Yet on Saturday, June 17, this single mother strode across the stage at UCI’s Bren Events Center and accepted her bachelor’s degree at age 35.

Daily Pilot, June 16, 2017
UC Irvine awards 10,199 diplomas to graduating class
UC Irvine graduates and families are celebrating new beginnings at ceremonies this weekend at the campus Bren Events Center. UCI is awarding 10,199 diplomas. That includes 9,068 bachelor’s degrees — more than half of them to first- generation college students, according to the university.

Daily Pilot, June 17, 2017
UCI will try out lower tuition and smaller classes in a pilot academy for mid-income freshmen
The Anteater Leadership Academy offers general education courses, including leadership training classes, and smaller class sizes for $2,105 per quarter, which is half the cost of a standard tuition. Students can enroll in the program until June 30.

KQED, June 18, 2017
Why One Napa School Is Opting Out of Online Learning
Mark Warschauer, a professor in the Education Department at UC Irvine, thinks computers are important but only if you use them correctly. “Technology will make a good school better, but won’t make a bad school good,” he says.

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2017
Despite airline scandals, carriers’ stock prices keep climbing
Jan K. Brueckner, a UC Irvine economics professor, added that the U.S. economy remains strong and “people don’t have any choice besides the airlines if they need to get to a faraway place.”

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