The New York Times, Sept. 16, 2015
California’s upward-mobility machine
“The big challenge for American higher education,” Howard Gillman, … chancellor at the University of California, Irvine, told me, “is that it has to be a gateway through which talented young people can thrive, regardless of their background.” … On some campuses, the Pell graduation rate even exceeds the overall rate. One of them is the University of California, Irvine … [which] includes more students with Pell grants than all eight colleges of the Ivy League combined.
The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 16, 2015
Shawn Hubler: What college is worth in California
Still, an accompanying Department of Education analysis praised UCLA, UC Irvine and San Jose State in particular as three of the nation’s better deals.
U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 17, 2015
10 colleges that receive the most applications
The following schools received the most applications from potential first-time students for fall 2014. …  University of California, Irvine … 66,505.
Orange County Register, Sept. 16, 2015
Miller: Minus football, UC Irvine’s athletic program getting lots of bang for buck
Since 2006-07, this particular school has won four NCAA championships … “This is fairly significant stuff, but we tend to get overlooked a little bit because of the UCLAs and USCs,” says Michael Izzi, the school’s athletic director. “But, dollar-for-dollar, we’re outperforming them. We’re outperforming pretty much everybody.”
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 17, 2015
Why sanctuary cities must exist
Elizabeth Allen is an associate professor of English at UC Irvine. … Some members of Congress and Republican presidential candidates want to cut off Justice Department grants to so-called sanctuary cities …. Sanctuary’s enemies seem unaware of its venerable role in human history. It has long been an escape valve for society when the law can’t meet the deeper demands of justice.