Necessary nonresidents

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Faced with few other short-term options, UC officials should enroll more nonresident students, but larger changes are needed.

For years, the University of California has struggled to ensure that it maintains access for as many state residents as possible while also preserving its academic excellence. And while the university is clearly in need of dramatic structural changes to adapt to the recurring problems it faces, tough short-term decisions
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at UC Berkeley

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to a packed auditorium of students Wednesday evening about issues related to higher education and the state government. Presenting to a class of about 700 students at Wheeler Auditorium, Newsom advocated for the use of technology to make government more transparent and accountable and called
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the regents, urging them to "critically analyze the mission and the broader challenges of the system."

UC Regents discuss grim fiscal future

Tuition increases possible in short-term, while long-term picture worsens

SACRAMENTO — The UC Board of Regents met under ominous circumstances Wednesday as the immediate and long-term future for the university was put in disarray by volatile fiscal developments in the state’s capital. With Monday’s announcement that the state’s budget deficit had ballooned from $9 billion to nearly $16 billion,
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Regents approve new UCSD chancellor’s salary at meeting

At its meeting Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents approved newly selected UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s salary of about $411,000 — which is 4.8 percent higher than his predecessor’s — despite disapproval from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at the meeting. In addition to salary and benefits, the university will also
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Paving the way

HIGHER EDUCATION: March 5 protests in Sacramento are remarkable for all the things activists did right, not the spectacle they generated.

A multifaceted strategy is imperative for success in any struggle. Whether its on some far-flung battlefield or while navigating political challenges at home, effectively engaging with all obstacles only increases the chances of victory. The March 5 Day of Action in Sacramento, as well as protests leading up to it, in
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gavin newsom asuc chambers march 30th, 2011

Newsom speaks out against Brown’s higher education budget

Over the past weeks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has become increasingly critical of Gov. Jerry Brown’s handling of the state’s higher education budget. Newsom — who sits on the UC Board of Regents and the California State University Board of Trustees — spoke out against Brown’s higher education budget in
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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the creation of a work group designed to discuss funding California’s higher education system.

Newsom distances himself from Brown on higher education

In a radio interview Wednesday morning, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed strong support for expanded state funding for higher education and distanced himself from Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies on the issue. Higher education, Newsom said, is California’s “conveyor belt for talent.” He spoke out forcefully against state cuts to higher
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