Ashley Smith

reporter for EdSource who covers higher education

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KCRW talks to students from UC Irvine and UC Berkeley about life on campus this fall during the pandemic.

Zoom classes, no dorm parties, daily symptom checks: Living on-campus during the pandemic

KCRW talks to students from UC Irvine and UC Berkeley about life on campus this fall during the pandemic.

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