A new online voting platform developed by UC San Diego alumnus Arshya “Ary” Sharifian and UC San Diego undergraduate Miles Minton now allows voters in North County San Diego to directly lobby their elected officials through weekly polls. The platform was launched April 13 through a partnership with U-T San Diego and features real-time updates and follow-up emails on the stance elected officials ultimately take on various issues.
UC San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students. Of the admitted UC San Diego students, the average GPA is 4.13 (up from 4.11 last year) and the average SAT Reasoning scores are 651, 699 and 668, respectively, for Critical Reading, Math and Writing, also up from last year’s scores of 642, 692 and 659.
Last quarter, Shaila Bonanno graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor's degree in human biology and aspirations to pursue medical school. Before she begins her medical training, however, Bonanno is taking a gap year to pursue another passion: teaching. She applied to and has been accepted to serve with City Year, an AmeriCorps program that partners with public schools in high-need communities to help keep students in school and on track to graduation.