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UCI’s $2B Campaign: Quiet No More

EDUCATION: Seeks donations to fund health, tech, museum

The University of California-Irvine wants to raise $2 billion by 2024—the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the history of Orange County.

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Chapman Looks to Expand Enrollment

EDUCATION: STEM, housing, research plans

Chapman University is preparing for growth, and the Orange-based school is optimistic that the city of Orange will support its plans to expand.

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MBAs Reflect National Trends: Fresh Choices Rule

Brandman Enrollment Up, Nabs Corporate Partners

Traditional MBAs are in decline across the country.

Spring Road Trip For Western State

Westcliff Adds, Moving Law School

Orange County’s oldest law school, Western State College of Law, is on track to get a new base of operations and a new lease on life.

Cruttenden’s Next Fintech Helps Gamers Save

INNOVATION: Blast tackles micro saving

Some of Walter Cruttenden’s biggest ideas begin with very small numbers.

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Community Colleges: Enrollment Mixed, More Grads

Institutions Get Grants, Join With Groups on New Work

Local community colleges saw full- and part-time enrollment drop this year, by 0.6% and 3.5% respectively, for an overall decline of 2.6%.

CSUF’s 20-Year Plan

More students; $175M Campaign

California State University-Fullerton is the biggest campus in the Cal State system. It wants to get bigger.

Unlocking Cancer Coverage

Lab Co-Op Tests Get Insurance OK

Genomic Testing Cooperative added insurance approval for two cancer tests, a move it said will cut medical costs and boost care.


Irvine-based GigX Inc., an online job directory that caters to professionals seeking part-time, long-term work at a variety of C-level positions, has launched.

Medical Device Accelerator Unveiled

INNOVATION: K5, Edwards vets involved

Koa Accel, a recently unveiled accelerator for early-stage medical device startups, is betting on its experienced team to achieve success.

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