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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UC Berkeley lags competitors in recovering costs of research

As UC Berkeley awaits a verdict on whether the federal government will pay a greater portion of its indirect costs of research this year, the campus finds itself at a disadvantage compared to private research universities. With state funds in decline, the campus has increased its focus on recovering the
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UC lecturers union ratifies agreement with university

The UC-American Federation of Teachers, which represents the university’s more than 3,000 lecturers, has ratified a three-year agreement with the University of California on salaries, health benefits and other workplace issues, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President. In the newly ratified deal, eligible lecturers
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UC faculty council endorses Occupy Wall Street

University of California faculty are among the newest members of the social movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which aims to promote awareness of the various forms of economic, political and social inequalities in the United States. The Council of UC Faculty Associations — an umbrella organization for the associations
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