UC professional schools seek to ease student financial burden

Due to a sudden increase in systemwide student fees, several professional schools at campuses throughout the University of California are seeking ways to help ease the financial burden and anxiety of their students. Last week, both UC Berkeley and UCLA’s law schools announced that they will offer scholarships to their
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Supporters of the DREAM Act, pictured here in a September 2010 protest promoting the act, are now beginning to see results with Gov. Jerry Brown signing part one of the act, AB 130, into law Monday.

Brown signs first part of state DREAM Act into law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed one part of the California DREAM Act — which will provide increased financial aid for undocumented students — into law Monday at a town hall hosted by the bill’s author. AB 130 — which was authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles — was passed
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UC, police union reach agreement on new contract

The University of California announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with the UC systemwide police officers’ union on a new contract that will be valid for 15 months. Ratified by the police union July 8, the contract retroactively began July 1 and will extend until Sept. 30, 2012.
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Chair Sherry Lansing and the UC Board of Regents considered plans to address the university’s deficit at Thursday’s meeting.

UC considers alternate strategies to handle budget reductions

SAN FRANCISCO — With the recently approved fee increases covering only a little more than a quarter of the budget deficit for the University of California, talk at the Thursday meeting of the UC Board of Regents focused on a wide range of alternatives for dealing with the remaining budget
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Ask the Daily Cal: UC Budget and Tuition

On Friday,  July 15, 2011, News Editor Allie Bidwell and Assistant News Editor Aaida Samad answered reader questions about the UC budget cuts and the 9.6 percent fee hike that was approved at this month’s meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Editor in Chief Tomer Ovadia moderated the discussion. Below
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State Senate approves first part of DREAM Act

A bill that would allow undocumented students to be eligible for financial aid funded by private donations was passed by the state Senate Thursday. Assembly Bill 130, authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, comprises the first part of the state’s DREAM Act. The bill now awaits approval from Gov.
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Regent Norman Pattiz explained his decision to vote in favor of the tuition increase at the meeting.

UC Board of Regents approves 9.6 percent fee hike

SAN FRANCISCO — Expressing disgust and sadness at placing an additional burden on students and families, the UC Board of Regents voted to approve a 9.6 percent fee increase at its meeting Thursday while at the same time calling for increased efforts by the UC community to demand that the
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The UC Board of Regents deferred most discussion of a proposed 9.6 percent fee hike to Thursday.

UC Regents defer discussion of fee hikes to Thursday’s meeting

Despite repeated expressions of concern regarding a proposed 9.6 percent fee hike throughout the Wednesday meeting of the UC Board of Regents,  the board deferred most discussion regarding the increase to Thursday, instead choosing to address upcoming challenges to maintaining the university’s excellence in the face of deep budget cuts.
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