Dear Editor, San Diego-based Bridgepoint, whose Ashford University has come under fire for high dropout rates and overspending on recruiting new students (see: 30-second spots on Super Bowl Sunday and during the London Olympics), said that it is making several changes to boost student success — including the requirement that students who take online courses be at least 22 years old (unless they already have an college degree), and suspending new enrollments for its two programs (business and organizational management) that have had among the highest dropout rates.
The registered student organization “Awareness and Action for Autism” is having a benefit concert at the Loft, in a week, with the proceeds going to an organization called NFAR. This event has a Facebook event, with a wall where participants can post.
Dear Editor, Although I often joke about it, many of the UCSD students whom I talk to concerning Islam are still ignorant when it comes to which term (Islam or Muslim) designates the religion and which the follower. I don’t mean to discourage people from asking me this, or any other questions regarding Islam, but the failure to pass this basic litmus test makes me question how much the UCSD campus and the overall climate for and toward Muslims have changed over the years.
Dear Editor, On March 14, 2013, the Associated Students of UCSD voted to endorse a resolution to divest from corporations profiting from the sale of weapons to the Israeli government.