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An invitation to faculty has been sent out by the UC to participate in a pilot project used to help determine whether online courses can have enough caliber to be considered UC quality.

Many online courses are already being offered, but completion of these courses does not win one UC credit, just UC transferrable credit. As the demand for education grows, the UC must think of ways to expand number of students. According to a study by the Public Policy Institute of California, by 2025 California is expected to have 1 million fewer college graduates than its work force will need. Since UC lacks funding for new buildings, read more »


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If you’re bemoaning the fact that it’s summer and here you are, stuck in school, at least take comfort in the fact that you are certainly not alone. This year more than 13,800 students signed up for summer sessions, breaking the previous record by at least 1,000 people. We’ve also got 1400 people signed up for online classes, a 50 percent increase from the year before.

So what gives? Are that many people so determined to avoid the “Sex and the City” sequel? Are Berkeley students really the wet blankets that the rest of the country seems to insist we are?

Well, hold on to your hat, ’cause this might surprise you: a lot of it may have to do with money. Summer session is cheaper than upcoming semesters because read more »