The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty:
While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.
We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.
This afternoon, CALPIRG students hosted a performance to illustrate the dangers of oil and gas drilling in California. Dozens of students across the state joined in today’s UC-Wide Human Oil Spill by dressing in black and lying down in highly populated areas at eight UCs as a metaphorical oil spill.
A few years ago, when I first moved to Southern California, I decided to learn how to surf. My favorite part about surfing in San Diego is swimming out past where the waves break to where the water is still and just lying down on the board, looking into the water. But those idyllic waters are changing rapidly, and not for the better.
By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift. CALPIRG Students at UCLA campaigned to make it happen. “My generation is concerned about the immense… Read more
On-campus voting rates at UC Santa Barbara increased by more than 243% between 2014 and 2018, according to a report by The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). NSLVE is a project of the Institute for Democracy &… Read more
On-campus voting at UCLA increased by more than 300% between 2014 and 2018, according to a report by The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). NSLVE is a project of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at… Read more
The California Public Interest Research Group, or CALPIRG, a statewide student-run nonprofit aimed at promoting civic engagement through activism, commemorated UC Berkeley becoming the 80th Bee Campus USA affiliate Thursday. As of Sept. 3, UC Berkeley became one among five… Read more
The 2018-2019 UCLA Undergraduate Student Associated Council (USAC) unanimously passed a resolution at their April 23rd meeting that calls for the university to achieve zero student hunger by 2025.