Is it correct to use or remove the definite article in the following sentence?

Beachgoers discovered a 4-foot lancetfish washed up near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego Tuesday.


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‘The’ should be used, firstly because ‘The’ is used to talk about specific things in this context it is referring to a university.

Also from my understanding I believe ‘The University of California’ is the full name of the university as opposed to simply ‘University of California’.

  • Are you a native speaker of English or Urdu?
    – Apollyon
    Jan 12, 2022 at 5:02
  • I am a native English speaker from England.
    – Dan Khan
    Jan 12, 2022 at 5:03
  • The sentence as it is written by CNN is used without "the."
    – Apollyon
    Jan 12, 2022 at 5:05
  • It would be more proper to use ‘the’
    – Dan Khan
    Jan 12, 2022 at 5:07

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