Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the creation of a work group designed to discuss funding California’s higher education system.

Group created to brainstorm funding alternatives for higher education

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday the creation of a work group designed to discuss funding for students throughout California’s higher education system. The creation of the group — outlined in Newsom’s August Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda — aims to make recommendations for the governor and state legislature geared around funding for higher
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Undocumented students small portion of DREAM Act beneficiaries

UC statistics show less than 30 percent of AB 540 students are undocumented

As the second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow students who qualify for in-state tuition under AB 540 access to public financial aid for the first time — reaches Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, the topic of undocumented students has garnered mass media and public attention. But
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State Assembly sends second part of DREAM Act to Brown

The second part of the California DREAM Act, Assembly Bill 131, passed in the state Assembly today, and will now make its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill, which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid such as the competitive Cal Grant, was passed in the
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UC medical centers show increase in revenue

Financial schedules from the UC Office of the President show that annual revenues for the university’s medical centers grew to almost $6 billion in 2010, an increase of nearly $2 billion over the medical centers’ revenue only six years before. UC medical centers are planning to use the increasing revenue
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Demonstrators protest during a march for immigrant rights down streets in the Berkeley area on May 1, 2009.

Second part of DREAM Act passes Senate vote

The second half of the California DREAM Act — which would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid — passed the state Senate Wednesday by a vote of 22 to 11. AB 131, authored by Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will go back to the Assembly for a concurrence
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UC Office of the President releases payroll report

The UC Office of the President released the University of California’s annual payroll report for 2010 Wednesday, revealing a recent trend of declining state funding for employee compensation. The report, which outlines both the sources funding payroll and the groups receiving compensation, pinpoints the two major sources for funding of
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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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