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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UCLA Volunteers Make Mother’s Day Special For Foster Families

A UCLA student volunteer works on the nails of a child during the Foster Mother’s Day event in Culver City.

A group of UCLA students and alumni dedicated their Mother’s Day this year to honoring local area foster families.

Approximately 55 UCLA volunteers helped with the 9th Annual Foster Mother’s Day at Willows Community School in Culver City, an event that this year gave a special day to more than 3,000 foster parents and children.

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Speaker Anthony Rendon Sits In On LA Joint Higher Education Summit

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has dinner with the public higher education leadership of the Los Angeles area at the Chancellor’s residence.

Los Angeles higher education leaders came together under one roof — in this case that of the UCLA Chancellor’s residence — for a Joint Higher Education Dinner with special guest California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to discuss the challenges they face, along with how current and future collaboration can help support and enrich the state.

Chancellor Gene Block hosted the evening event on May 11, which was attended by CSU Long Beach President Jane Close Conoly, CSU Dominguez Hills President Willie Hagan, CSU Los Angeles President William Covina, CSU Northridge Vice President Robert Gunsalus and Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez.

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May AVC Message: A Federal Win, State Budget Upcoming

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We’ve won a major battle! Your voices and support for public higher education are working and as a result the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act that passed Congress was very positive for UCLA.

In March, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint that also included a provision to cut $15 billion from non-defense spending in Fiscal Year 2017. Fortunately, Congress rejected this last minute request from the White House and the Omnibus bill provides funding increases to several areas important to UCLA.

The biggest victory is the reinstatement of year-round Pell Grants that will help fill critical funding gaps for students in need and continue to make higher education affordable for students. Approximately 38% of UCLA undergraduate students are Pell Grant recipients.

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UCLA Advocate In Action: Assemblymember Richard Bloom Maintains The Activist Streak of His Youth

Assemblymember Richard Bloom chats with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block during the 2016 UCLA Day in Downtown.

It’s very possible a person might stumble onto picture proof of a young Richard Bloom earning his chops in civic engagement and activism if he or she were to look through old news archives.

“I grew up in a very turbulent time in the 1960s, and at a school — Fairfax High School — where for whatever reason we were very active for social justice and anti-war activities,” said Bloom, now a state assemblymember for the 50th District. “By the time I graduated, the situation was really kind of burning, and then I shifted to UCLA. There are probably a few photographs with a line of police and me kind of facing off. I’m not in the front line necessarily, but in the group. Not unlike today, there was a good deal of upheaval”

 

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LA Food Bank, UCLA Continue Volunteer Partnership To Feed The Hungry

Carol Block, wife of UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, led a group of volunteers at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on May 5.

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been serving the area for 43 years, mobilizing resources in the community to alleviate hunger. UCLA Government and Community Relations, along with Carol Block, donated time in April and May as a continued partnership between the two Los Angeles institutions.

Two separate groups visited the Food Bank at 1701 E. 41st Place on April 21 and May 5, respectively, helping to organize a combined 29,554 pounds of dry food, which equals 24,529 meals for the hungry.

 

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