Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer speaks at the meeting of the Berkeley division of the Academic Senate.

UC Berkeley Academic Senate discusses reports on UC governance

Diverging accounts of how to best improve and reform UC governance came up for debate at the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate meeting Wednesday afternoon. At the meeting, faculty members debated the merits of a minority and majority report submitted by the Senate Special Committee on University Governance and
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UC Office of the President to shut down in response to Oakland protests

The University of California Office of the President in Oakland will be closed tomorrow and employees will work from home in response to the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland protesters, according to UCOP Media Relations Director Steve Montiel. The office is located two blocks from the intersection of 14th
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SAT subject tests not a requirement for UC applicants

Changes to UC admissions requirements aiming to broaden the quantity of applications reviewed by the university will affect the way high school students prepare for applying to the university. The admissions policy revisions, devised by the systemwide Academic Senate Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, include removing the eligibility
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Interview with UC Student Regent Alfredo Mireles Jr. transcript

On Wednesday, higher education reporter Jessica Rossoni sat down with UC Student Regent Alfredo Mireles, Jr., to talk about the state budget, advocating for the university at the state level and the role of the student regent. JR: So I’d like to start of with just a few questions on
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Obama announces plan to reduce debt burden on student loan borrowers

In a speech given at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colo., Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a plan that would cap federal student loan payments starting in 2012 — two years earlier than initially expected. The plan would cap student loan payments at 10 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income
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Law schools check digital trail of applicants more than other schools

Law school admissions officers are more likely than business schools and other colleges to search an applicant’s digital trail, according to a national survey by Kaplan Test Prep released Monday. The survey, which included responses from 128 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, found that 41 percent of law school admissions
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Majority of UC health care premiums to increase in 2012

Most University of California employees will be paying slightly more each month for their health care premiums in 2012 depending on factors such income, health care plan and number of dependents. Seventy percent of all UC employees will pay increases of less than $10 each month into their plans, including
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