This week I committed to studying abroad in at Oxford University in Great Britain! It’s a four-week summer program through the UCs that focuses on classic fantasy inspired by the environment at Oxford. Expect to hear about it some more on the blog as summer comes closer.
The conclusion of UCLA’s football season with a Sun Bowl victory marked the end of a turbulent season for the three existing University of California football teams. These three teams — the up-and-coming UCLA Bruins, the struggling California Bears, and the harder-to-quantify UC Davis Aggies — are the only surviving programs in a university system infamous for budgetary issues. As such, they must often face scrutiny and existential questions from their campus and community that other programs may avoid. Let’s take a look at how they rose to the challenge in 2013.
A lot happened in the intervening four months since the last post on this blog. Namely, I went through an extremely difficult quarter of college mathematics, physics, and programming (hence the blog blackout). But that’s not today’s subject.
Today, we need to talk about the massive budget deal that occurred in my web absence.
President Obama announced a sweeping proposal this week to educate college students and alter the way the federal government disperses aid. The reform is potentially too huge to analyze all at once, so here are a few takeways from it and predictions about the effects of certain elements: