Short and sweet this week! News on part-time admissions readers, monkeypox, protests at UC Berkeley, and record-breaking numbers across the UCs.
As colleges look for ways to handle substantial increases in applications, many institutions hire part-time readers to assist with application review. At Georgia Tech, for instance, 60 part-time readers will be hired this year.
NPR reported that colleges are preparing for another potential outbreak on campus: monkeypox. Colleges are putting together information on symptoms and what students should do if they think they are infected. Though monkeypox is much less contagious than Covid, colleges want to be ready.
Protests erupted after UC Berkeley started construction on new student housing at Berkeley’s People’s Park. A court injunction put the project temporarily on hold. The park was founded in 1969 as a part of the civil rights movement.
In other news out of the UC System, a record number of in-state residents were admitted as first-year students – over 85,000.