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Cannabis Awareness Week

UCI's Center for the Study of Cannabis hosted a Cannabis Awareness Week from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4 in conjunction with the UCI School of Medicine where they held educational talks, a “Reefer Madness (1936)” movie screening and set up an “Understanding Cannabis” booth on Ring Road.

ASUCI Makes steps Towards a More Sustainable Future for Students

On June 6, 2019, ASUCI unanimously passed legislation B54-39, which allocates $400,000 of the student government reserve funds to the FRESH Basic Needs Hub. These funds will help expand the FRESH Basic Needs Hub as well as hire a case manager that will support individuals with food planning and security. It will also help provide more resources and sustainable food options for students struggling with the basic need for food.

AFscme Union workers go on strike

University of California workers went on strike for 24 hours on April 10 to protest continually stalled contract negotiations. The strike formally started at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday and ended at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Graduates compete at UCI’s Annual grad slam

The annual Grad Slam took place on Friday, March 8th, at The Cove - Applied Innovation. Graduate students from all disciplines awaited their turn in the spotlight and were hopeful to earn a coveted spot in the top three.

Women In Leadership At UCI Promotes Empowerment Among Women

Women in Leadership, an organization at UCI dedicated to providing more opportunities for women pursuing leadership careers in business, finance, healthcare, and public health, was established by Amy Hu in 2015. Hu’s  goal was to connect and promote leadership opportunities among women, however anyone is welcome.

UCI Hosts Esports Conference

UCI hosted their inaugural Esports conference and festival at the Student Center on Oct. 11 and 12. Festivities were held on the Student Terrace outside the Esports Arena, and presentations by notable Esport figures were organized in the student ballrooms.

Will Milo Yiannopoulous Make a Return to UCI?

There had been recent speculation that the College Republicans at UCI (CRUCI) will be inviting controversial media speaker Milo Yiannopoulos this upcoming year. An invitation was also  extended to right-wing political commentator and host Dennis Prager. However, UCI event administration rejected the proposal to have Yiannopoulos to speak in the Pacific Ballroom located in the Student Center on campus citing security assessment concerns. Yiannopoulos spoke twice at UCI in 2016, the first visit leading to a year long suspension for the College Republicans due to private security insurance issues.

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