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Cal State Sets High Salaries for New Presidents

July 17, 2012 | 1:10 pm

Cal State Sets High Salaries for New Presidents

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Pushing against the limits they set a few months ago, California State University trustees have given the maximum allowable salaries to two new campus presidents, and nearly the maximum for one more. Big salaries offered to presidents have drawn criticism at a time when the university system has cut back on course offerings and hiked […]

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Bill Seeks More Student Control Over CSU Fees

April 13, 2012 | 1:21 pm

Bill Seeks More Student Control Over CSU Fees

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By Erica Perez, California Watch California State University students would wield more influence over the creation of new mandatory campus student fees, such as fees for health services, instructional activities and materials, under a bill that advanced this week through the Senate Education Committee. Under current law, the CSU chancellor has the ultimate say when […]

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CSU Explores Charging More For High-Demand Classes

April 6, 2012 | 8:09 am

CSU Explores Charging More For High-Demand Classes

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by Erica Perez, California Watch All eyes are on Santa Monica College, where a controversial plan to offer a tier of higher-priced courses has been met with pepper-spray-tainted protests and legal questions. Less noticeably, California State University officials have been mulling their own brand of higher-priced classes. In 2010, officials began exploring whether they could […]

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Dead in Committee: Bill to Cap Salaries of Top University Administrators

March 22, 2012 | 10:33 am

Dead in Committee: Bill to Cap Salaries of Top University Administrators

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Some state lawmakers want to bar California State University and the University of California from giving top administrators raises during bad budget years. But the bill they backed died yesterday in the Senate Education Committee. The bill by Sen. Leland Yee would have also prevented pay hikes within two years of a student fee increase. […]

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November 16, 2011 | 2:12 pm

Cal State Trustees Approve 9 Percent Tuition Hike

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) California State University trustees have approved a 9 percent tuition hike despite a demonstration that ended in a struggle between police and protesters. Assistant Chancellor Robert Turnage says the trustees reconvened elsewhere as the demonstration occurred at the doors of the Long Beach meeting room and they voted 9-6 in favor […]

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July 12, 2011 | 2:05 pm

Jerry Brown Criticizes Proposed CSU Administrator Pay

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Update July 13: State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) seconded the governor’s letter asking CSU trustees to rescind their salary offer to the new San Diego State president. Lieu’s own letter, addressed to Board of Trustees Chair Herbert L. Carter, starts out like this: Dear Mr. Carter: I am struck by disbelief with the action the […]

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Morning Splash: Cuts w/o Tax Extension Outlined; CSU Funds in Jeopardy Due to Slow Enrollment

February 15, 2011 | 7:57 am

Morning Splash: Cuts w/o Tax Extension Outlined; CSU Funds in Jeopardy Due to Slow Enrollment

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California’s legislative analyst lists possible cuts without tax extension (Sacramento Bee) The Legislative Analyst’s Office provides a sobering take on how to solve the state’s $26.6 billion deficit without new tax dollars in a memo released Monday. School districts would shorten the school year by a few more days, districts would increase K-3 class sizes […]

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February 7, 2011 | 1:22 pm

UC, CSU Chancellors: No Tuition Hikes in Response to Proposed Cuts

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KQED’s John Myers tweets that both CSU Chancellor John Reed and UC Chancellor Mark Yudof have stated that the governor’s proposed $500 million in higher education budget cuts will not trigger tuition hikes at state schools. Reed, however, said CSU will cut degrees and admissions. The remarks came at a press event. Meanwhile, California Watch […]

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November 10, 2010 | 2:02 pm

Cal State Tuition Hike and the State’s “Master Education Plan”

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The California State Board of Trustees has approved a 15 percent undergraduate tuition hike. The L.A. Times says “The two-step increase will raise undergraduate fees 5%: $105 for the rest of the school year, and an additional 10% — or about $440 — for next year.” According to AP, Cal State students will pay $4,884 […]

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