Statements & news

March 6, 2017

Press Room, University of California Office of the President

The University of California opposes limits on the free flow of students, faculty, scholars and researchers that are at the core of the university's education, research and public service missions. As such, the Trump Administration's new executive order banning citizens of six nations from entering the United States is anathema to advancing knowledge and international cooperation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The new order and the one it replaced, which was challenged in court partly on grounds that it harmed public universities in Washington State and Minnesota, are nothing short of twin bombs dropped in the heart of admissions season, sowing chaos and confusion in their wake.

While the reissued ban provides some reassurance to students and scholars already on campus that they can travel freely, it offers little guidance to those seeking to enroll for the first time this coming fall.

March 1, 2017

UCR Today

When it comes to graduation rates for African-American students, the University of California, Riverside is setting national records. A report by Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, titled "A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions", looked at 676 non-private four-year colleges and universities across the country. UCR came in second: " ...69.5 percent of black students graduate compared with 41 percent nationally."

February 23, 2017

Los Angeles Times

Far fewer students than last year have applied for financial aid through the California Dream Act so far this year, and advocates are trying to encourage them to do so before the March 2 deadline.

"I believe that students are not filing because they're afraid to file," said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization that administers state financial aid.

February 21, 2017

The New York Times

Under Trumps new deportation executive order, immigration agents, customs officers, and border patrol agents have been directed to remove anyone convicted of any criminal offense.

That includes people convicted of fraud in any official matter before a governmental agency and people who “have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits.”

The order also calls upon law enforcement to start deporting people immediately. 

February 15, 2017

SF Gate

SEATTLE — A Seattle-area man who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation under a policy by former President Barack Obama is suing the federal government over his arrest and detention last week.