Articles Tagged With ‘University of California’




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Cal Poly averts admissions fiasco by making room for extra students

Unlike a couple University of California campuses, Cal Poly has averted public outrage by finding ways to make room for hundreds of students the university did not expect to accept for admissions. [LA Times] In 2015, after more students than... (Continue reading)

California bill would require abortion pills at universities

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would require public universities in the state to make abortion pills available on campus. If adopted, California would become the first state in the country to mandate its public universities provide... (Continue reading)

California Democrats call for boosting financial aid to students

Democratic California lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday that would create the nation’s most generous college aid system, covering living expenses as well as tuition. [LA Times] The new program would cost an estimated $1.6 billion a year when fully implemented.... (Continue reading)

University of California faculty accused of sexually pursuing students

A document dump has revealed 113 cases of alleged sexual misconduct by employees across the University of California system over the last several years. Investigators substantiated claims against UC professors for conduct including lewd comments, unwanted propositions, inappropriate touching and... (Continue reading)

California students and athletes to skip trips due to LGBT law

As a result of a new California law, numerous university students may miss an upcoming research conference in Tennessee and talks about a UC Berkeley-University of Kansas men’s basketball series have been called off. [LA Times] The law imposes a... (Continue reading)

Central Coast starfish dying from brutal disease

Marine scientists have discovered a large number of starfish dead or dying along the California Coast from a disease that causes their arms to turn to mush and fall off, according to the University of Santa Cruz. From Alaska to... (Continue reading)

Community colleges could offer four-year degrees

California’s community college system is considering offering four-year degrees, a change designed to provide a more prepared workforce. If adopted by system officials, the change would require legislation authorizing community colleges to offer four-year degrees. In addition, each college would... (Continue reading)

Homeland Security secretary named University of California president

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, has been selected as the next president of the University of California system. [LATimes] Napolitano’s appointment is the first time in its 145-year history the 10-campus system... (Continue reading)

UC medical workers strike over proposed pension cuts

University of California medical workers began a two-day strike early Tuesday morning at hospitals across the state to protest proposed reductions to their pension plans. [KPCC] The UC employees union, a chapter of the American Federation of State, County and... (Continue reading)

College kids fleeing to other states

With tuition on an upward trajectory,  program cutbacks increasing, even while pay for top administrators is skyrocketing, more and more California high school students are looking outside the state for their higher education. And they are finding a warm reception... (Continue reading)



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