Articles Tagged With ‘University of California’

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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... (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,... (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... (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... (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.... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly is good value: Kiplinger

Cal Poly is one of a dozen California universities to make Kiplinger’s list of the 100 top values in public colleges during 2011-12. [SFChronicle] Kiplinger, the Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business and personal finance advice,... (Continue reading)

Campus pepper spray incident probed

Legislatures grilled University of California officials at a joint legislative hearing  Wednesday set to examine the behavior of UC Davis campus cops who pepper-sprayed sitting students and batted them with batons during a November protest... (Continue reading)

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