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UC Berkeley Settles Case with Photojournalist

July 3, 2012 | 1:38 pm

UC Berkeley Settles Case with Photojournalist

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BERKELEY, Calif (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley will pay a photojournalist $162,500 to settle a lawsuit alleging campus police illegally searched his camera for photos of a student protest outside the chancellor’s home. Attorneys for 43-year-old David Morse disclosed the settlement on Monday. Morse was arrested on suspicion of rioting while covering the […]

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June 21, 2012 | 10:27 am

Sudden Oak Death Map Released

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Have you got an oak in your backyard? Then you may want to know how much longer it’s likely to escape the scourge that is steadily wiping out California’s signature trees. The University of California, Berkeley’s Forest Pathology and Micology Lab can help. The lab just posted a map that shows the progress of sudden […]

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June 19, 2012 | 9:30 am

AP: University of California Faces Mounting Pension Costs

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KQED Staff and Wires SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The cost of pensions and retiree health benefits are soaring at the University of California, increasing pressure to raise tuition and cut academic programs at one of the nation’s leading public college systems. The 10-campus system is confronting mounting bills for employee retirement benefits even as it […]

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May 16, 2012 | 1:50 pm

Daily Cal Storify: Today’s UC Regents Meeting; Video of Student Protest

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The Daily Cal has did a great job of Storifying today’s UC Regents meeting in Sacramento, including video of this student protest…    

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May 4, 2012 | 10:52 am

UC Draft Report on Police Response to Protests Makes 50 Recommendations; Read the Report

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The University of California says it wants to create a consistent and transparent set of guidelines for how university administrators communicate with university police at all 10 campuses within the system, according to a draft of the Robinson- Edley report released today. The report was commissioned by UC President Mark G. Yudof in November to […]

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April 4, 2012 | 11:26 am

Video: Santorum Says California Universities Don’t Teach American History; Colbert, Maddow Debunk

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This one’s been making the rounds, in case you’ve yet to oversaturate yourself with first-class flubs emanating from presidential contenders. Rick Santorum, the increasingly likely runner-up in the GOP nominating marathon, took a wild swipe on Monday at higher education in California while he was campaigning in Wisconsin. He said… I was just reading something […]

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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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Despite Diversity Efforts, UC Minority Enrollment Down Since Prop. 209

February 24, 2012 | 8:20 am

Despite Diversity Efforts, UC Minority Enrollment Down Since Prop. 209

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by Erica Perez, California Watch More than a decade after California law banned race-conscious admissions, outreach and financial aid at public universities, the state’s most selective public university system has seen a significant impact on its ability to increase enrollments of African American, Latino and American Indian students. A ruling by the Supreme Court ending […]

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Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

December 14, 2011 | 2:40 pm

Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

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A joint Senate-Assembly panel held a four hour hearing today on recent UC campus police policies, and featured such student bête noires as UC President Mark Yudof and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi among the officials set to speak. The hearing grows out of November student protests against tuition hikes at UC Berkeley and UC […]

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July 14, 2011 | 12:53 pm

UC Approves 9.6% Tuition Hike

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(SAN FRANCISCO) The University of California Board of Regents has has approved a plan to raise student tuition by an additional 9.6 percent for the coming school year in response to a steep reduction in state support. The tuition hike comes on top of a previously approved 8 percent increase. Tuition for in-state graduate and […]

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