On Tuesday, March 10, UC Irvine canceled all in-person classes for the rest of the school year due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In a statement released at 4:25 PM on March 10, it was announced that final examinations for the winter quarter of instruction will be administered online, as the university transitions into a “remote learning mode for Spring Quarter.”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with an additional comment from the University of California, Irvine.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has confirmed one case of the coronavirus, which has so far killed over 80 people and infected thousands of others, in Orange County, California.
Five members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of California, Irvine have been charged with misdemeanors for the death of their underage member, Noah Domingo, in January.
The five members, who were on the lease of an off-campus fraternity house in Irvine, have all been charged with misdemeanors for violating Irvine city code by allowing a party or gathering where underage drinking was permitted, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Noah Domingo, an 18-year-old Filipino-American freshman at the University of California Irvine, had reportedly died from “accidental acute ethanol poisoning,” according to a statement released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Domingo died around 3:30 a.m. PST on Jan. 12; however, authorities only received the initial 911 call around six hours later at 9:30 a.m. and was found unresponsive, CBS News reported.
A fraternity at the University of California, Irvine has been suspended as the school investigates the death of an 18-year-old freshman member.
UC Irvine officials confirmed the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity after police discovered Noah Domingo around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in a bed at a home in Turtle Rock, Irvine Police Department spokeswoman Kim Mohr said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Family and friends of a missing Filipino American student are exhausting all efforts in finding any information that would lead to his safe return.
Gavin Cusi Octaviano, a 22-year-old biology student at the University of California, Irvine, has reportedly been missing since Friday afternoon.
A post found in a University of California Irvine FaceBook group has recently gone viral for its shockingly offensive nature, its racist rhetoric slamming an Asian male/White female couple.
The post was penned by someone under the name Will Harrison, a member of the UC Irvine (UCI) Class of 2020 FaceBook group, detailing an encounter he had where he witnessed an Asian male student making out with a White female student.
University of California Irvine police are on the hunt for a fresh-looking Asian man who is suspected of robbing people of their wallets and purses from the campus’ Langson Library.
The suspect reportedly used credit cards from the stolen belongings to make a number of purchases at local stores.
A team of researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) developed new ultra long-lasting batteries essentially by accident.
A study published last week in the journal Energy Letters revealed the UCI research behind a new type of battery that could potentially revolutionize how future batteries are made, reported Phys.org.
The University of California, Irvine is the latest in a growing number of schools in the U.S. to promote eSports by launching a “League of Legends” scholarship program.
In a press release, the university announced yesterday that it will launch the initiative in the fall of 2016, offering enough scholarships to form two five-player teams for the upcoming school year. The program aims “to cover about half tuition for in-state students, or about $5,500.”