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Scads of Summer Scholars

Posted By Cassie Myers On May 26, 2010 @ 11:19 am In News | Comments Disabled


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 [1] 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 its fee hikes are not as severe. Another less monetary reason might be international recruiting. We’ve got students coming from Korea and Egypt just so they can enjoy the lovely, mist-ical weather of a Berkeley summer.

And if you are spending your summer taking “Feminist jurisprudence,” God bless ya. Just think of all the dough you’ll be making with a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. That should get you through the hot summer days.

Image source: Lin Pernille Photography [2] under Creative Commons
Enrollment in summer school projected to be the highest ever [UC Berkeley News [1]]

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[1] signed up for: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/05/24_summersessions.shtml

[2] Lin Pernille Photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/linnybinnypix/1324988277/

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