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First UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership given

An organization that supports undocumented immigrant students and one that works to foster a better understanding of Israeli-Palestinian relations won the first UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.

IDEAS at UCLA was recognized for its leadership role in providing support and advocacy for undocumented immigrant students. The Olive Tree Initiative at UC Irvine won for its effort to promote dialogue and organize educational trips to the Middle East, and for spawning OTI chapters at UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz.

The President’s Award recognizes students and campus-based organizations for enhancing multicampus collaboration, addressing issues systemwide and advancing the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and public service. Read more.

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