UCSF employee files racial discrimination lawsuit against UC Regents

A racial discrimination lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court against the Regents of the University of California began jury selection Wednesday and will likely begin evidence presentation on Monday. The suit, filed by UC San Francisco employee Todd Senigar, alleges that, despite positive performance reviews and qualified credentials, he
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Bill aiming for increased transparency passes state Senate vote

A bill that aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in auxiliaries and foundations in California’s public higher education system was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for approval on Thursday. Senate Bill 8 — authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — will ensure that auxiliaries and foundations at the
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UC faculty, staff could be offered merit raises

University faculty and nonrepresented staff earning less than $200,000 annually will be eligible for merit raises under a plan announced this past week by the UC Office of the President. The pool of funds — included in the budget passed last fall by the UC Board of Regents — was
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Higher education transparency bill sent to governor

A bill that aims to bring increased transparency and accountability to California’s public higher education institutions was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Thursday, following approval by the California State Senate. Authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, Senate Bill 8 was approved by the state Senate in a 36-1
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UC students abroad notice the impact of recent unrest

UC Berkeley junior Bonnie Tung was forced to switch public universities during her study abroad program in Santiago, Chile, these past few months due to ongoing local protests for education reform. This summer, the social and political predicaments in several foreign countries hosting thousands of UC students like Tung hit
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Tolman (above) and Campbell Halls are among the buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus that require retrofitting.

With state funding falling short, seismic needs mounting at UC

With state funding for the University of California plummeting, the seismic repairs of buildings throughout the 10-campus system are being put on hold while UC officials hope that money materializes. At UC Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau ordered 13 classrooms at Tolman Hall shuttered while the campus looks for $202 million
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UC says state audit advice was already in the works

Though a group of student leaders from throughout the UC is calling for the implementation of several recommendations made by a recently released state audit, university officials maintain that such transformations were in the works prior to the audit and are already being implemented. The audit of the university, which
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Federal graduate loan subsidy eliminated in debt ceiling deal

Though undergraduate students who benefit from a federal grant program came out on top when President Barack Obama signed a last-minute deal to raise the national debt ceiling Tuesday afternoon, graduate and professional students throughout the country will start owing more on their loans. The debt ceiling deal preserves the
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UC seeks employee comment on proposed policy amendments

Several amendments to a University of California employee policy were proposed by the UC Office of the President and effectively released Monday, calling for consideration of performance when making decisions regarding layoffs and time reduction. The proposed policy changes will allow employers throughout the UC to consider employees’ work performance
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