Jesse Cheng (left) at a UC Regents Meeting at UCSF Mission Bay on Thursday, November 18, 2010.

Student regent resigns after sex crime allegations

Jesse Cheng officially announced his resignation from his position as the UC Student Regent on Monday, ending his term that had been marred by controversy. Cheng’s term took a contentious turn when he was arrested by Irvine police in November on suspicion of sexual battery. Accused of inappropriately touching a
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State bill aims for increased transparency

The state Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would increase transparency and accountability in California’s public higher education institutions. Senate Bill 8 — authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — passed by a 7-1 vote and would require auxiliary organizations within the University of California, California State University
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Yudof disapproves of all-cuts budget

UC President Mark Yudof had a simple message to deliver Friday morning when he testified before the state senate’s budget committee: If the legislature opts for an all-cuts budget to fill its remaining $15.4 billion deficit, “all bets are off” at the University of California. If the $500 million cut
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