UCI News

Orange County Register, Sept. 22, 2016
First high-rise dorm opens at UC Irvine
The brand new Mesa Court Towers, UC Irvine’s first high-rise dorm, opened its doors to students during this past move-in weekend. The three 6-floor buildings, each housing about 300 students, consists of bedrooms for three or four students. Community spaces include a dining commons, a coffee house, a study pavilion with a computer lab and study rooms, a fitness center and recreation areas. … This fall, UC Irvine welcomes its largest-ever crop of new students – 9,000 freshmen and transfer students.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 22, 2016
UC campuses scramble to make room for thousands more new California students
UC Irvine is breathing a bit easier, even with about 1,000 extra registered California students this fall. The campus just opened a new housing complex, Mesa Court Towers, with more than 900 beds, a dining hall, community space and recreational facilities. Irvine also increased online offerings, hired more faculty and offered students financial incentives if they took summer classes − a push that began earlier as part of a plan to expand over the next decade to 40,000 students from 30,000.

Los Angeles Review of Books, Sept. 21, 2016
I won’t dance, don’t ask me
Lyle Masse , associate professor, art history and visual studies, University of California, Irvine, [writes]: On my fiftieth birthday, I was predictably thrown into crisis. Banal or otherwise, this crisis was the reason I found myself in a shabby rehearsal room at the University of California, Irvine, clumsily trying to learn the introductory sequence of steps to Yvonne Rainer’s canonical work of dance and performance art, Trio A.

The Guardian, Sept. 22, 2016
China: lawyer for Ai Weiwei jailed for 12 years in ‘severe retaliation’
Speaking before Thursday’s sentencing, Jeff Wasserstrom, a professor of Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine, said: “I’m really distressed. I’m more discouraged by political trends in China than I have been since the early 1990s and I think I’m not alone in that.”

Vox, Sept. 21, 2016
If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will
“The culture of policing is one that’s so strong that it can overwhelm individual racial differences,” L. Song Richardson, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, previously told me. “People are cops first, and they’re their race second.”

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