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Who Killed the UC Logo? 3 Suspects

January 22, 2013 | 1:08 pm

Who Killed the UC Logo? 3 Suspects

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In today’s world, the success of a design can be influenced by three separate yet perhaps equally important groups: the designers who create visual brands; the online commenters who criticize them; and the reporters who write about the  controversies. These are their stories. Or rather, this is one story. And it opens with the deceased: The […]

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UC President Mark Yudof Announces Resignation

January 18, 2013 | 12:58 pm

UC President Mark Yudof Announces Resignation

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Citing health concerns, University of California President Mark Yudof on Friday announced he is leaving the job at the end of the academic year and will return to teaching law on the Berkeley campus. Yudof took the helm of the 10-campus system on June 16, 2008, as it faced budget cutbacks triggered by the nationwide […]

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Clampdown on Student Suspensions, Free College Materials Among New Education Laws

December 31, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Clampdown on Student Suspensions, Free College Materials Among New Education Laws

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Some big changes are in store for California schools in 2013, with the most significant development perhaps coming in the way that schools suspend students. We asked KQED’s education reporter, Ana Tintocalis to clue us in on what’s new in education this year. Ana, break it down… Suspending students to become more difficult In the […]

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UC Suspends Use of New Monogram

December 14, 2012 | 3:40 pm

UC Suspends Use of New Monogram

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In a press release, Daniel Dooley, Senior Vice President for External Relations, says of the UC monogram that has received so much criticism over the past few days: “(W)hile I believe the design element in question would win wide acceptance over time, it also is important that we listen to and respect what has been […]

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Branding Expert Talks UC’s Controversial New Logo With Us

December 12, 2012 | 2:19 pm

Branding Expert Talks UC’s Controversial New Logo With Us

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Well, that didn’t go very well, did it? Boy, you hate to pile on the new University of California logo, especially when the pile is reaching Empire State Building levels. And in the interest of fairness, here’s someone from the East Bay Express attempting to add a little perspective to the controversy over what some […]

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Is the New UC Logo a ‘Big Breath of Fresh Air’ or ‘a Flushing Toilet’?

December 10, 2012 | 10:16 am

Is the New UC Logo a ‘Big Breath of Fresh Air’ or ‘a Flushing Toilet’?

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UPDATE 2:37 pm. Dec. 14: The university has suspended use of the controversial logo. Learn more here. A UC online video about the logo that had appeared at the bottom of this post has been removed from the Internet by the university. UPDATE 4:46 pm. Dec. 11: The university’s press office has posted a lengthy […]

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August 14, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: Assembly Passes Tuition Break; Solyndra Gives $3.5 Million to Ex-Employees; Immigrant Relief Period Begins Wednesday

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Major tuition break OKd by Assembly (SF Chronicle) Middle-class students at California’s public universities are one big step closer to receiving a major tuition break, after the Assembly narrowly approved a measure Monday that would fund college scholarships by eliminating a corporate tax break. Solyndra agrees to pay $3.5 million in a settlement with its […]

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Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

July 18, 2012 | 4:56 pm

Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

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How much has tuition for California’s public universities really increased over the last 20 years? Using data from the California State University Budget Office and University of California Budget Office, KQED has charted average tuition and campus fees for resident undergraduates, adjusted for inflation. The numbers show that students and/or their parents are paying three […]

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UC Regents Agree to Freeze Tuition if Tax Measure Passes

July 18, 2012 | 10:28 am

UC Regents Agree to Freeze Tuition if Tax Measure Passes

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University of California leaders have agreed to hold tuition at 2011-12 levels if Gov. Brown’s tax initiative passes on the November ballot, KQED’s Ana Tintocalis reports. In addition to making the tuition commitment, a committee of the UC Board of Regents also formally endorsed the tax measure. Here’s background from Associated Press: Under the recently […]

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UC Tuition Could Rise Sharply if Tax Measure Fails

July 11, 2012 | 12:27 pm

UC Tuition Could Rise Sharply if Tax Measure Fails

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By Terence Chea, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — University of California students will likely face a steep midyear tuition increase if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative. The 10-campus system will need to consider raising tuition by as much as 20 percent in January if the November ballot measure fails, according to documents […]

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