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May 28, 2008
Newport-Mesa Unified School District business was all kinds of fun for board members and district administrators Tuesday night. The school board awarded and acknowledged numerous staff, faculty and students at the meeting, one of the last before summer vacation comes. The district awarded its Superstar awards to 27 district staffers during a special early session, with awards ranging from teachers to administrators to custodians for their exemplary work throughout the year.
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LA Times.com | December 9, 2010
Criminal disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday against 19 students and sympathizers who staged a noisy protest at UC Irvine in February when they rushed into an administration building and camped outside the chancellor's office, yelling slogans. The protesters were charged with a variety of infractions from disturbing the peace to false imprisonment. All but four of the protesters were identified as UCI students. On Feb. 24, many of the protesters made their way to the fifth floor of Aldrich Hall, chanting outside the chancellor’s office, yelling slogans, blowing whistles and pounding on the walls and floors, according to a spokesperson for the Orange County district attorney’s office.
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By Michael Miller | May 19, 2007
FOR THE RECORD A story Tuesday, "Islamic head blasts U.S. ties to Israel," incorrectly identified Imam Muhammad al-Asi as the leader of the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C. Although al-Asi was previously elected as the center's imam, a spokesman for the center said that he does not currently hold an office there. . UCI CAMPUS ? A national Islamic leader criticized America's support of Israel in a fiery speech on campus Monday but stressed that opposition to the Israeli government did not equal anti-Semitism.
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November 22, 2002
Deirdre Newman Groups that want to meet in the Student Center on campus have as much chance of obtaining space as winning the lottery. Because the demand for conference space exceeds supply, the groups go through a random drawing every semester. But that will most likely change in 2006, now that the University of California Regents have approved the university's expansion plan for the center. The proposal, approved last week, calls for three times as much meeting space.
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By Lauren Williams | November 14, 2012
UC Irvine's student council has asked the university to withdraw any investments that benefit from Israel's claim to land in the longstanding border dispute between Israel and Palestine. The Associated Students voted 16 to 0 to urge UCI to stop investing in Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon and other firms that "contribute to illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories," according to a statement. The students pledged in the statement to scrutinize other UCI investments for companies that profit from what they deemed human-rights abuses.
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By: Andrew Edwards | September 20, 2005
Chancellor Michael Drake opened the school year Monday by putting on the bright-yellow garb of the CIA. In this case, CIA stands for Completely Insane Anteaters, UC Irvine's school-spirit group. Standing next to Peter the Anteater, the campus mascot, Drake topped off his outfit with a baseball cap that celebrates 2005-06 as the school's 40th year of classes. Drake, a former UC San Francisco ophthalmology professor and University of California administrator, was appointed to UC Irvine's top post in May. He compared his summer at the campus to "spring training," a time to start his new job before crowds of students filled the school.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
An important story has unfolded on the campus of Orange Coast College, one noteworthy for the community that sends its children to OCC and for the student journalists who uncovered it. Those students, in particular the editor in chief of the campus newspaper, Mike Billings, and its copy editor, Matt Ballinger, decided after weeks of investigation that a student budget committee, charged with doling out more than $700,000...
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By Patrice Apodaca | September 15, 2012
In my previous two columns I wrote about the halting journey toward infusing technology in education, and promising projects underway at some schools. Yet, for all its potential, technology will be wasted without a concurrent overhaul in teaching methods. It's no good having 21st-century machines if they're plugged into an old, creaky system. Which brings us to one of the hottest topics in education today: the flipped classroom. Flipping turns the timeworn routine of classroom lectures followed by at-home work on its head.
SPORTS
By Leight Steinberg | October 22, 2011
The ugly business of peer bullying has been accepted for far too long. Recent history is replete with examples of harassment of a student who is "different" by classmates leading to suicide or serious injury. The psychological scars which students receive when called constant derogatory names or physically assaulted can last a lifetime. And for what? To allow certain students to be caught up in "Lord of the Flies" type shunning which allows students to take out aggressions and frustrations against a defenseless target?
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By Lauren Williams | November 14, 2012
UC Irvine's student council has asked the university to withdraw any investments that benefit from Israel's claim to land in the longstanding border dispute between Israel and Palestine. The Associated Students voted 16 to 0 to urge UCI to stop investing in Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon and other firms that "contribute to illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories," according to a statement. The students pledged in the statement to scrutinize other UCI investments for companies that profit from what they deemed human-rights abuses.
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By Patrice Apodaca | September 15, 2012
In my previous two columns I wrote about the halting journey toward infusing technology in education, and promising projects underway at some schools. Yet, for all its potential, technology will be wasted without a concurrent overhaul in teaching methods. It's no good having 21st-century machines if they're plugged into an old, creaky system. Which brings us to one of the hottest topics in education today: the flipped classroom. Flipping turns the timeworn routine of classroom lectures followed by at-home work on its head.
SPORTS
By Leight Steinberg | October 22, 2011
The ugly business of peer bullying has been accepted for far too long. Recent history is replete with examples of harassment of a student who is "different" by classmates leading to suicide or serious injury. The psychological scars which students receive when called constant derogatory names or physically assaulted can last a lifetime. And for what? To allow certain students to be caught up in "Lord of the Flies" type shunning which allows students to take out aggressions and frustrations against a defenseless target?
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Hearing the word "treatment" spurs a Pavlovian-like response in Beckett Williams that is as natural to him as sitting at the table for dinner or going to bed at night. The blond-haired, pink-cheeked toddler, who is nearly 2, will attempt to hook up a machine that shakes him as he breathes in medicine in its efforts to break up the thick and sticky mucus in his lungs caused by cystic fibrosis. "He doesn't know any different," said Amy Williams, his mother.
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LA Times.com | December 9, 2010
Criminal disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday against 19 students and sympathizers who staged a noisy protest at UC Irvine in February when they rushed into an administration building and camped outside the chancellor's office, yelling slogans. The protesters were charged with a variety of infractions from disturbing the peace to false imprisonment. All but four of the protesters were identified as UCI students. On Feb. 24, many of the protesters made their way to the fifth floor of Aldrich Hall, chanting outside the chancellor’s office, yelling slogans, blowing whistles and pounding on the walls and floors, according to a spokesperson for the Orange County district attorney’s office.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | July 10, 2010
Four years ago, Anam Siddiq was a new student at UC Irvine, nervous about what was in store, eager to make new friends and ready to pursue an education that would prepare her for a career. Her first few days of school coincided with Ramadan, which requires a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting for devout Muslims. Siddiq, an American born to Pakistani parents, found out about a group of students who put on an "Iftar," an evening ritual during Ramadan where fasting and non-fasting students broke the daily fast together.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | June 15, 2010
A UC Irvine student conduct committee has recommended suspending the Muslim Student Union, following repeated disruptions by several of its members during a February speech by the Israeli ambassador, a campus spokeswoman said. The recommendation has not taken effect because the student group has appealed the decision, said UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon. If the recommendation is upheld, the Muslim Student Union, or MSU, will be suspended for the 2010-11 school year. Reem Salahi, the attorney representing MSU, said the recommendation is unprecedented and would alienate hundreds of students.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey and Mona Shadia | February 24, 2010
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Newport Beach) is calling for UC Irvine to ban the school’s Muslim Student Union after the Feb. 8 incident in which 11 students were arrested after allegedly shouting down Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech. DeVore sent a letter to UCI Chancellor Michael Drake this week asking him to consider banning the group from campus. “This action came at what I see as the end of a long train of abuses with the MSU constantly disrupting campus life,” DeVore said Wednesday.
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By Daniel Tedford | June 13, 2008
New details of a federal investigation into claims of anti-Semitism on UCI’s campus surfaced Thursday when the Zionist Organization of America released a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Zionist Organization of America is arguing that harassment of Jewish students in May 2007 by members of UCI’s Muslim Student Union has gone without response by the school’s administration, according to a letter from the Office for Civil Rights to the organization.
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