Take Action: Tell Sacramento to support UC students

Dear Advocates,

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.”

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Federal relations event advises campus community on how to advocate for UCLA

Nearly 100 students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered at the UCLA Faculty Center to learn how they can best advocate for funding in light of President Trump’s budget proposal. (photos by Jonathan Van Dyke)

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.

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PHOTOS: Reception for Councilmember David Ryu

The unveiling of a special commemorative UCLA football jersey for Los Angeles Fourth District Councilmember David Ryu. (all photos by Jonathan Van Dyke)

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.

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UC Board of Regents approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

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.”

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