Annotated agenda items for the UC Regents’ upcoming meeting

Board to meet at UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus from Sept. 13-15

These documents are taken directly from the agendas posted on the UC Board of Regents’ website. The Daily Californian higher education reporters Damian Ortellado and Jessica Rossoni and university news editor Jordan Bach-Lombardo annotated the agendas with salient information and suggested further reading to clarify the agenda items. The time
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UC Provost Lawrence Pitts set to retire in February

Lawrence Pitts, UC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will step down in February, UC officials announced Thursday. During Pitts’ three years as the university’s top academic officer, shrinking state funding led to skyrocketing tuition, a growing inability to retain faculty and austerity measures for the university and its
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UC provost to leave post

Lawrence Pitts, UC provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, announced Thursday he will retire in February. Pitts was appointed interim provost in February 2009 and became the permanent provost in March 2010. As provost, Pitts oversaw academic affairs throughout the UC system, according to a press release issued Thursday
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Documents indicate an array of groups funded lobbying efforts for DREAM Act

Dozens of groups, ranging from state teachers organizations to a multinational company, paid to lobby the second part of the California DREAM Act, according to documents from the Secretary of State’s office. The documents, available through a database compiled by California Watch, indicate that the act — also known as
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Gov. Brown signs transparency bill

A bill aiming to bring greater transparency and accountability to California’s institutions of higher education was signed into law Tuesday night by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 8 — authored by Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — requires auxiliaries and foundations associated with the state’s institutions of higher education to produce
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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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