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University of California admits record number of freshmen

first_imgHowever, Susan Wilbur, UC’s director of undergraduate admissions, noted that UC isn’t keeping up with demographic changes in California, one of the nation’s “majority-minority” states where a majority of residents are some ethnicity other than non-Hispanic white. UC has instigated a number of programs aimed at recruiting and preparing more students for college but, “there is still quite a bit of work to be done,” Wilbur said. Hispanics are projected to slightly outnumber white students in this year’s public high school graduating class. Proportionately, both groups are roughly equal at about 38 percent each; Asian-Americans make up about 14 percent of the class and black students nearly 8 percent. Looking at UC campuses individually, demographics varied. At UC Berkeley, underrepresented minority admissions increased almost 8 percent to 1,564 compared to 1,454 last fall. Still, the numbers were not at 1997 levels. In that year, UC Berkeley admitted 525 black students compared to 288 for this fall. At UCLA, the number of underrepresented minorities decreased, from 1,683 last fall to 1,590. Systemwide, admitted students had an average GPA of 3.78, about the same as last year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – More than 55,000 students have been accepted to the prestigious University of California this fall, setting a new record. “It was a good year for students,” said UC spokesman Ricardo Vazquez. “Some campuses admitted many more students than in the previous year.” The fall admission offers to 55,242 in-state freshmen beat last year’s total of 50,017, also a record, by about 10 percent. Relatively stable state funding meant UC was able to follow a tradition of finding a place somewhere in the system for all eligible students. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUC officials, who released the figures Wednesday, said their admissions grew at nearly three times the estimated growth rate of the state’s public high school graduating class. Total numbers were up for all racial and ethnic groups, but white students dropped slightly as a proportion of the class, comprising nearly 36 percent of admitted in-state freshmen compared to 38 percent last fall. UC officials attributed that to a drop in the number of white high school graduates as well as a decrease in their applications to UC. Black, American-Indian and Hispanic students, traditionally underrepresented at UC, comprised nearly 22 percent of fall admissions, up from nearly 21 percent last fall. That was up from nearly 19 percent in 1997, the last year of UC’s old affirmative action programs. last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMyconian Collection, a family-owned group of luxury hotels, offers guests a variety of truly authentic Grecian experiences unlike any other. From private yacht tours of The Garden of the Gods, to underwater photography lessons, to off-road motocross adventures, there’s no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.Sail Delos, The Garden of the Gods, on a luxury yachtMykonos may be one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in the world today, however historically it was overshadowed by a tiny island to its southwest, Delos. Known as The Garden of the Gods, Delos was a beacon of religion, trade, culture and multiculturalism in Ancient Greece. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ‘outstanding universal value’. Pilgrims from all over the world would flock to holy sanctuary Delos, the birthplace of Apollo – god of music, truth and light – and his sister, Artemis – the goddess of the hunt.Eager to share this bright chapter of history with the world, the Myconian Collection has curated a luxurious experience to introduce guests to the glory of Delos. Setting sail from Mykonos on a private yacht, guests are able to marvel at fantastic statues, ancient houses and temples with local insights provided an experienced tour guide.Release your inner-hipster during a local brewery tourShowcasing an authentic, trendy side of Mykonos, The Mykonos Brewing Company opens its doors to a select few Myconian Collection guests to share the secrets of craft beer.“From stunning IPAs to Belgian caramel wheat beer, your senses will be brought to life by the smell of hops, the sounds of glasses clinking and the taste of stunning samples. You’ll also find out everything you wanted to know about the history of Mykonos spirits and beers and the process of making everyone’s favourite drink, all the way from sourcing ingredients to enjoying a perfectly brewed pint,” said Vangelis Daktylides, General Manager of Myconian Ambassador Hotel.Experience a bird’s eye view of the Aegean SeaThe idea of flying has always fascinated humans, even millennia before the invention of the first aeroplanes. There are many ways to fly, however the Myconian Collection team has found the most luxurious and most exciting option, and paired it with local expertise to bring its guests a one-of-a-kind experience.By booking a helicopter tour of Mykonos and the nearby islands, the team at Myconian Collection offers its guests a unique opportunity to get the exhilarating feeling of flying while exploring the archipelago. Guests can watch the sun glisten on the water, witness the endless hues of blue, and take in wondrous vistas, safely in the hands of Myconian Collection’s trusted pilots. The helicopter tour of Mykonos is an exclusive Myconian experience not to be missed.Capture the dream with underwater photographyIn the age of social media, we are all becoming a bit immune to typical holiday photographs: stunning sunsets, emblematic landmarks, carefree shots on sandy beaches. However, it’s less typical to find holiday shots taken underwater.As part of its unique experiences package, Myconian Collection presents a chance to take part in a curated experience of underwater photography. Alongside an expert team, guests can take a boat to the perfect spot for a photography session – where they can dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Agean to let the bottom of the sea reveal its kaleidoscope of colours and magnificence. Guests can take an exclusive peek at the wondrous aquatic world, obtain pictures of themselves in a brand-new light and make memories for everyone to see – under the sea!Mykonos motocross mania experienceThe Myconian Collection has curated an extraordinary experience for its speed-loving guests. The group offers guests an opportunity to pump their holiday full of adrenaline by booking a motocross adventure. No matter the age or skill level, Myconian Collection guests will be safe and protected in state-of-the-art gear, riding a powerful off-road motorbike and making exciting new memories in the sun.“This summer dare to enjoy Mykonos in a brand-new way by spinning laps around thrilling tracks under the blue Aegean sky. There’s no better place to race against the wind than the island of the winds!” said Daktylides.For more information on the collection, see www.myconiancollection.gr/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more