Survey shows unwillingness to pay higher taxes for higher education

Though the majority of California residents show significant concern for the state’s higher education system and feel it is heading in the wrong direction, most are not willing to pay more taxes in order to increase its funding, according to a survey published Wednesday. The annual survey, conducted by the
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UC Berkeley demonstrators occupy San Francisco bank

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of protesters, including students from UC Berkeley, occupied a Bank of America branch in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon during an Occupy San Francisco march. Of the 95 demonstrators cited for trespassing at the bank, around five were UC Berkeley students. The UC Berkeley demonstrators were
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Report: State now over $3 billion behind on revenue collection

Trigger cuts could be imminent

A revenue forecast released Wednesday by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office suggests that imminent cuts to higher education in 2012 are likely, estimating a projected $12.8 billion state budget shortfall in the next fiscal year. The forecast projected that the state would end the current year with a $3.7
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Yudof meets with student regents about issues facing university

On Tuesday morning, UC President Mark Yudof met with Student Regent Alfredo Mireles, Jr. and Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein to discuss issues including the cancellation of the UC Board of Regents meeting, protests against budget cuts taking place across the university and the recent use of police force at UC
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Lower Sproul renovation delayed by postponement of UC regents’ meeting

Lower Sproul’s renovation would have reached one of its final major hurdles before the UC Board of Regents Wednesday, when campus leaders from UC Berkeley were prepared to make their case for the multimillion dollar construction project. But with the board’s meeting’s postponement, campus administrators and student leaders are going
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Mark Yudof, President of the University of California, and Sherry Lansing, Chairman of the Board of Regents converse at the September 2011 regents meeting.

Amid threats of violence, UC Regents cancel meeting

The UC Board of Regents announced Monday morning its decision to reschedule and possibly relocate the upcoming Board of Regents meeting. In a press release, the UC Office of the President stated that the decision to postpone the meeting — originally scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday — was made
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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, President of the University Mark Yudof and Chair Sherry Lansing were all present at the September 14th UC Regents Meeting.

UC Board of Regents cancels upcoming meeting

The UC Board of Regents has decided to cancel its meeting this week over fears for public safety, according to an announcement from the UC Office of the President. The announcement, made by board Chair Sherry Lansing, board Vice Chair Bruce Varner and UC President Mark Yudof, was made Monday
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Day of Action sweeps across California

Along with the Nov. 9 Day of Action on the UC Berkeley campus, 10 other demonstrations took place Wednesday at college campuses throughout the state. The statewide protests were intended to mark the beginning of a week of protests leading up to the meetings of the CSU Board of Trustees
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UC reaches tentative agreement with employee union

The University of California announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative five-year deal with the Coalition of University Employees — an independent, member-run labor union representing clerical employees — on wages, benefits and working conditions. The tentative agreement would affect more than 12,500 clerical employees — most commonly administrative
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