The Board of Regents discussed several possible solutions to its budget woes at its Wednesday meeting.

UC Board of Regents wary of unreliable state funds

SAN FRANCISCO — Following the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget on Monday and with the threat of a possible $1 billion cut to the UC looming overhead, the UC Board of Regents’ meeting Wednesday was focused on long-term solutions to create stability to counter the state’s unreliable and
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Group within union formally protests election

Just a week after a reform caucus swept the majority of leadership positions in a union representing UC academic student employees, a group of union members have challenged the integrity of the election, calling for an invalidation of the results and another election run by a neutral third party. On
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UC Board of Regents elects new chair, vice chair

The UC Board of Regents elected Regent Sherry Lansing, the board’s current vice-chair, to serve a one-year term as the new board chair and Regent Bruce Varner to serve as the new board vice-chair at their meeting Wednesday. Lansing succeeds Russell Gould, who has served two consecutive terms as chair.
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UC spared additional cuts in budget revision

While the University of California escaped further funding reductions Monday morning in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised state budget, should spending cuts and tax extensions the new proposal relies upon fail to be carried out, additional cuts to the UC and CSU are likely, doubling a $500 million dollar cut to
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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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