Recent Press Releases
University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved changes to standardized testing requirement for undergraduates
May 21, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents today (May 21) unanimously approved the suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all California freshman applicants until fall 2024. The suspension will allow the University to create a new test that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness. However, if a new test does not meet specified criteria in time for fall 2025 admission, UC will eliminate the standardized testing requirement for California students.
May 20, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents approved today (May 20) Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz’s appointment as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor.
May 19, 2020
The University of California Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents announced today (May 19) that its investment portfolios are fossil free after the sale of more than $1 billion in assets from its pension, endowment and working capital pools. At the same time, the office has surpassed its five-year goal of investing $1 billion in promising clean energy projects.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2020
The public university system is mirroring the federal government's suspension of interest and payments, granting relief to tens of thousands of borrowers.
Inside Higher Ed
April 7, 2020
Now is the time to invest even more in it, write UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Health Executive Vice President Dr. Carrie L. Byington in a new op-ed.
November 12, 2019
DACA has been a huge benefit to students, communities and America, and fits with our legacy of protecting the vulnerable. The case to end it is flimsy, UC leaders write.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 9, 2019
DACA students are more likely to attend college, earn a degree, be employed and serve in the military, writes UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez.