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Shaanth Kodialam | News senior staff
Kodialam is a News senior staff reporter for the Bruin. They were previously the 2022-2023 features and student life editor and a 2021-2022 News reporter for national news and higher education and features and student life. They are a third-year communication and geography student.
Kodialam is a News senior staff reporter for the Bruin. They were previously the 2022-2023 features and student life editor and a 2021-2022 News reporter for national news and higher education and features and student life. They are a third-year communication and geography student.

Higher Education

Jan. 25, 2024 3:26 p.m.

UC rejects plan to hire undocumented students, halts consideration for a year

This post was updated Jan. 25 at 10:00 p.m.
The UC Board of Regents shelved a first-in-the-nation proposal Thursday to establish on-campus job opportunities for thousands of students throughout the state without legal immigration status. 
In his initial remarks, UC President Michael Drake said the plan was not viable, citing potential legal ramifications and risks that the program could present for undocumented students and University officials, including deportation or civil penalties.

By Shaanth Kodialam

Higher Education

Jan. 23, 2024 2:13 p.m.

Students launch hunger strike, pressure UC Regents to hire undocumented students

This post was updated Jan. 23 at 11:50 p.m. 
Over a dozen student activists from across the UC system launched a hunger strike Tuesday, hoping to pressure the UC Board of Regents to follow through on its promises to open on-campus employment opportunities for the University’s nearly 4,000 students without legal status. 
The escalation is the latest development in the “Opportunity for All” campaign backed by progressive legal scholars and undocumented student organizers, which was launched in October 2022 at UCLA.

By Shaanth Kodialam

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