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UC Davis offers admission to more California residents

The University of California, Davis, offered freshman and transfer admission for fall 2018 to a total of 41,946 applicants — including 475 more California residents than last year.

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UC Davis launches digital tool in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees reclaim right to education

Jihad Qusanyeh

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first Syrian refugees to assemble a virtual “backpack” in a new project to help them reclaim their right to education.

Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, will launch in Lebanon beginning Friday, June 15.

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UC responds to federal push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

The University of California Office of the President issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session's announcement today (Jan. 16) that the Justice Department would take “the rare step” of asking for direct review by the Supreme Court of a lower court’s decision — this one having to do with DACA. The government is appealing a District Court’s Jan. 9 injunction that temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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UC Merced sees nearly 8,000 enrolled

The University of California, Merced, reported a record-breaking enrollment for fall of 2017. Nearly 8,000 students are attending the coming school year.

The school reported 7,375 undergraduates and 592 graduate students for the year, up 8.6 percent from 2016.

“UC Merced’s record enrollment is fueled by growing popularity and increased demand, as demonstrated by a significant increase in applications and subsequent registrations to our campus,” said Dorothy Leland, chancellor for the school.” We continue to support our students on their academic journeys by placing a strong focus on the development of academic programs, hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates and a growing array of student activities and amenities.”

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7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

William Jessup University Gives Back to Promote Church Growth, Student Scholarships

William Jessup University Gives Back to Promote Church Growth, Student Scholarships

ROCKLIN, Calif. – William Jessup University, the greater Sacramento region’s only residential four-year university, recently presented Stadia, one of the largest church planting organizations in the world, a check for $40,000.

The growing university welcomed Stadia’s President, Greg Nettle, who addressed the WJU student body during the memorable chapel service.

“I’m thankful for our partnership in church planting because throughout the United States and around the world, the fact remains the same that new church planting is the single most effective way for reaching people who are far away from Jesus,” Nettle said.

Demonstrating Jessup’s mission to partner with the church, President John Jackson and Director of Church Relations, Jim Jessup proudly presented Nettle the check. The gift represents 5 percent of the funds received by WJU resulting from the closure of a former partner church.