Higher education accountability bill passes through state Senate committee

A bill that requires California to establish a system for reporting how its higher education institutions are meeting educational and economic  goals passed through the state Senate Education Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2 — introduced by state Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge — was passed by the committee
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UC, CSU face $150 million cut each in Democrat budget proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown joined state Democratic leaders Monday afternoon to announce that they have agreed on a newly revised budget plan — which includes an additional $150 million cut each to the University of California and California State University systems, bringing the total cuts for each system to $650 million
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Carryn Barker reads her notes in Pimentel Hall. Barker and other nonresidents could be affected by certain summer fee increases.

Summer Sessions nonresident tuition fees could rise

A long-standing state subsidy allowing nonresident University of California students to pay resident fees for summer courses may be in jeopardy as uncertainty about California’s state budget continues to loom. For nearly a decade, nonresidents have been spared the out-of-state and international tuition fees that students are normally subject to 
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State Democrats pass budget bills, higher education cuts

Budget bills approved by state Democrats Wednesday to close the state’s remaining $9.6 billion deficit include a combination of tax and fee increases, spending cuts and revenue assumptions, as well as an additional $300 million in cuts to California’s higher education institutions. Among the cuts in the Democrats’ plan is
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Livermore Lab retirees may appeal benefits lawsuit decision

UC retirees who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were left to consider an appeal May 26 after the Alameda County Superior Court ruled in favor of the UC Board of Regents after a nine-month petition process revolving around retirement health benefits. The UC Livermore Retiree Group — whose
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Supreme Court upholds in-state tuition for undocumented students

After nearly six years of petitions and appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Monday that challenged a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at California universities and colleges. The plaintiffs — 42 former UC, CSU and California Community College students who each
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State Senate passes higher education transparency bill

The California State Senate approved a piece of legislation Thursday that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the state’s public higher education institutions — the University of California, California State University and the California Community Colleges. Senate Bill 8 — dubbed the Transparency Act by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San
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AB 540 lawsuit may go to Supreme Court

After nearly six years of petitions and appeals, a class action suit against the UC Board of Regents may advance to the U.S. Supreme Court by the end of June. A group of 42 former UC, California State University and California Community College students — all of whom are U.S.
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A woman walks out of the Tang Center Wednesday. The Tang Center is among the institutions that will be affected by the contract.

UC nurses’ association ratifies labor agreement

Nurses throughout the University of California voted last Thursday to ratify a multiyear labor agreement with the university — the first in nearly a decade. The 26-month pact is the first multiyear agreement in years with the California Nurses Association — which represents nearly 11,000 nurses systemwide, including over 30
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UC raises retirement plan contributions

The University of California and its faculty and staff will be contributing more to the university’s underfunded pension plan beginning July 1. The UC Board of Regents approved the increases — which will see most faculty and staff paying 3.5 percent of their total compensation while the university will pay
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