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Asian and Pacific Islander applicants to the University of California system now have 23 ethnic sub-categories to choose from.

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*In an effort to better study its most prolific minority applicant group and respond to systemwide student protest, the University of California system will now allow Asian and Pacific Islander students to self-identify by choosing from 23 ethnic categories—up from eight—for its undergraduate application, UC-Berkeley's Daily Californian reports.

*While the University of North Carolina's O-Day was mostly met with glee, Cornell University's standing-room-only sexual awareness event (with a name too racy to print) was greeted by a handful of College Republican protesters, angry that part of their student fee was used for the lecture, the Cornell Daily Sun reports.