As a supporter of the University of California, I ask you to join me in urging the State Legislature to invest in UC and its students. State funding creates opportunity to a world-class institution for thousands of Californians each year, supports innovation and entrepreneurship efforts that power the state’s economy, and trains the next generation of doctors, engineers, and artists. Just this week, six UC schools ranked in the top 10 of NY Times “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream.”
A little guidance and planning can go a long way toward being an effective advocate for UCLA in light of what’s happening in Washington, D.C., those attending a special briefing by UCLA Government and Community Relations learned recently.
The briefing was held because the campus community has shown increased interest in responding to the proposed budget by the Trump administration. Nearly 100 UCLA students, faculty and alumni attended the May 30 event, including Dean Jayathi Murthy of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and Laura Gómez, the interim dean of the Division of Social Sciences in the UCLA College.
Since your recent letters to Congress to protect federal research funding, we’ve had another major development in Washington, D.C.
More than 100 community members and UCLA alumni gathered on Tuesday at Ca’ Del Sole in Toluca Lake for a special reception honoring a True Bruin in his own right, Los Angeles Fourth District City Councilmember David Ryu ‘99.
Bliss Youth Orchestra serenaded the crowd as they mingled and networked while various unique Italian hors d’oeuvres were served.
We want to provide a quick update on Sacramento issues and upcoming advocacy efforts.
Governor Brown released his revised budget for 2017-18 on May 12th and the State Legislature is in the process of finalizing its budget priorities for 2017-18, including public higher education.
The University of California Board of Regents approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment that reaffirms UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses.
Under the policy, the first of its kind at UC, nonresident enrollment will be capped at 18 percent at five UC campuses. At the other four campuses where the proportion of nonresidents exceeds 18 percent — UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and UC San Diego — nonresident enrollment will be capped at the proportion that each campus enrolls in the 2017–18 academic year.
“Our new nonresident enrollment policy strikes the right balance between UC’s continued commitment to putting California students first and the significant benefits that out-of-state and international students provide the university,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “This policy represents a broad consensus achieved after extensive consultation with regents, legislators and other stakeholders.”