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CAMPUS — Wiz Khalifa is performing at the RIMAC performance arena on Nov. 14. He will begin “The 2050 Tour” on Oct. 12 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Juicy J, Chevy Woods, LoLa Monroe, Berner and Tuki Carter will be joining Khalifa on tour.  Wiz Khalifa previously played at UCSD for Sun God 2011. Students can get tickets for $38.50 in advance and $41.50 on the day of the show at the UCSD Box Office.

— Rebecca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

CAMPUS — Rice University in Houston has recruited Scripps Research Institute chemist K.C. Nicolaou to work with them. Nicolaou’s work has included creating drugs to fight cancer, antibiotics and drugs used by people receiving organ transplants. Rice offered Nicolaou a package at least $9 million. This is not the first time Rice has recruited UCSD researchers — last year, Rice spent $10 million to recruit three veteran, prolific scientists from UCSD.

— Rebecca Horwitz
Associate News Editor

CALIFORNIA — UC President Mark G. Yudof awarded UCSD Chancellor Emeritus Richard C. Atkinson the UC Presidential Medal on Aug. 27. Atkinson, who founded the award during his tenure as president of the UC System, said he was very flattered to have received the award.

“To be awarded the presidential medal is an unexpected honor, and one for which I will always be grateful,”  Atkinson said in a Sept. 10 press release issued by UC Media Relations.

— Zev Hurwitz
News Editor

CAMPUS — This year’s freshman class will be the first to enjoy four years of guaranteed on-campus housing. According to UCSD Marketing and Media Relations Assistant Manager Christine Clark, UCSD is the first campus in the UC system to ensure 12 consecutive quarters of on-campus living. A record 12,574 students are living in over 400 on-campus buildings this fall.

Last year, students who chose to live on campus were only guaranteed 3 years of consecutive housing. Before 2011 students were only guaranteed 2 years. Additionally, all incoming transfers are guaranteed two years of on-campus living.

— Zev Hurwitz
News Editor

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