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UC Irvine, Other UCs Cancel In-Person Classes Over Coronavirus Outbreak

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.”

University of California Faces Lawsuit Over Discrimination of Asian American Applicants

A UCLA professor and a new Asian American organization are suing the University of California for withholding records that could expose the system’s racial bias against Asian Americans in undergraduate admissions.

Professor Richard Sander, a known critic of affirmative action, and the Asian American Community Services Center (AACSC) believe that the UC system is violating Proposition 209, a state initiative passed in 1996 that prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race.