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Morning Splash: UC Says 8 – 20% Tuition Hike Coming; Report Cites OPD Bailey Case Cover-Up

May 19, 2011 | 8:01 am

Morning Splash: UC Says 8 – 20% Tuition Hike Coming; Report Cites OPD Bailey Case Cover-Up

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UC leaders: Tuition hikes nearly inevitable (Contra Costa Times) The University of California may charge higher tuition each of the next five years even if the state stops cutting its budget, UC leaders said Wednesday. Administrators presented four budget scenarios Wednesday to help the Board of Regents plan future budgets. Under the rosiest scenario — […]

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April 18, 2011 | 1:25 pm

Getting Into University of California Getting Harder; View Freshman Admission Data

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From AP: SAN FRANCISCO Getting into the University of California is getting harder for freshmen unless you’re not from California. University officials released admissions data Monday showing that just under 70 percent of California freshmen applicants were offered admission for fall 2011. That’s down from 71.7 percent last year and 72.6 percent in 2009. The […]

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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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Morning Splash: Marin Sewage Spill Maybe Not ‘Eco-Terrorism’, Eliminated Cal Sports Deadline

January 31, 2011 | 7:58 am

Morning Splash: Marin Sewage Spill Maybe Not ‘Eco-Terrorism’, Eliminated Cal Sports Deadline

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State of the State gives governor a big audience (Sacramento Bee) n delivering his State of the State address this evening, Brown has an opportunity to influence perceptions not just of his agenda, but his leadership. Only 41 percent of Californians approve of the job Brown is doing, and 39 percent haven’t made up their […]

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Morning Splash: PG&E Pressure Spikes, Yudof’s Warning, SmartMeters Coming to SF

January 20, 2011 | 7:13 am

Morning Splash: PG&E Pressure Spikes, Yudof’s Warning, SmartMeters Coming to SF

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Lawmakers push PG&E to identify spiked gas lines (SF Chronicle) State lawmakers pressed Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Wednesday to reveal which of its urban gas transmission lines had been subjected to intentional pressure spikes since 2003, a practice that experts fear could have weakened the pipes. Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said he […]

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January 10, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Brown Budget 2011: State Officials React

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A rather random selection of reaction to Gov. Brown’s 2011-2012 budget, which calls for an additional $12.5 billion in budget cuts and a five-year extension of “temporary” sales and income taxes adopted under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. University of California President Mark Yudof, An Open Letter to California: “This is a sad day for California. In […]

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December 7, 2010 | 3:06 pm

UC Commission on the Future: Final Report

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At first blush, you might think the University of California Commission on the Future consists of a group of academics sitting around debating when jet packs will hit the market, or what year the apes will finally replace humans as rulers of the planet. But no, it’s actually a panel of five working groups, each […]

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November 18, 2010 | 4:08 pm

UC Regents Approve Some Big Salaries Along With Tuition Hikes

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The UC Regents approved an 8 percent tuition increase today, as expected. At yesterday’s meeting, they also approved some new hires earning what some may consider to be hefty salaries in these lean times. Here’s the Report of Interim Actions from the Office of the Secretary and Chief of Staff, which lists hires above a […]

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13 Arrested at Regents Protest; Video Shows Officer Drawing Gun on Students

November 17, 2010 | 4:00 pm

13 Arrested at Regents Protest; Video Shows Officer Drawing Gun on Students

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UPDATE: 4:00 P.M. KTVU TV has posted dramatic video from showing a police officer drawing his gun on unruly demonstrators during today’s protest against a UC student fee hike. Watch it here. The Snitch reports this response to the incident from UC: U.C. Office of the President communications director Lynn Tierney said UCSF Police Chief […]

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November 8, 2010 | 12:38 pm

UC Considers Tuition Hike, Expanded Aid, Future Pension Reductions

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From AP: OAKLAND, Calif. – The University of California is considering proposals to raise student tuition by 8 percent, expand financial aid and reduce pension benefits for future employees. UC President Mark Yudof offered the proposals in an open letter to California and discussed them on Monday. He said tuition hike and pension changes are […]

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