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University of California ups in-state admissions

  After weathering unprecedented criticism for its revenue-driven admissions policies, the University of California system has appeared to shift officials’ opinion back in its favor, unveiling a modest but symbolic uptick in admissions for in-state students — with an emphasis on certain

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 28

Assembly speaker, transparency proponents spar PUC reforms coming Nothing bad ever seems to happen at UC Who were the white supremacist groups in Sacramento last weekend? Water management in CA Good morning! A war of words erupted in recent days

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UC system eyes big out-of-state tuition hike

  A protracted dispute in California about education funding for the UC system has sharpened over a new bill in Sacramento that would require big new hikes in tuition for out-of-state students.  Assembly Bill 1711, introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, sailed through

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Defiant UC Davis chancellor’s days likely numbered

It’s growing difficult to imagine circumstances in which UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi — once considered a high-performing star who brought new resources and attention to her campus — will return to work from her present 90-day paid leave.

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UC Berkeley deficit crisis threatens its long-term stability

Dramatically reopening what had seemed to be a settled matter, the University of California at Berkeley revealed plans for a sweeping spending reassessment due to vast deficits. Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks said “the university had a ‘substantial and growing’ deficit that could threaten its

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UC urged to encourage computer science in high schools

The University of California is being pressed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a long list of high-powered CEOs to count computer science as a math course in deciding whether applicants meet its minimum standards to be considered for admission.

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Tough negotiations prompt UC enrollment to rise

The dust has settled from Gov. Jerry Brown’s protracted budget negotiations with University of California president Janet Napolitano — to the benefit of 10,000 additional students greenlit for the UC system by the 2018-2019 school year. Meeting in San Francisco, the UC

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University of California embraces open access for research

The state’s premiere higher education system has embraced open access publishing. This week, the University of California issued a new open access policy that gives anyone in the world free access to scholarly articles authored by UC employees. That means clinical

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University of California and stem cell agency highest paid state workers

California taxpayers paid out big bucks to state workers in 2014. How much? More than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries, according to new data published by the State Controller’s office. In 2014, more than 650,000 state employees earned a total

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CA wrestles with minimum wage domino effect

Forging ahead with plans to take minimum wages to new highs, California’s San Francisco Bay Area has touched off tit-for-tat increases, deepening fears that the region’s high cost of living has become a business-killer. A growing dilemma “Berkeley’s City Council approved

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