Begrudging acceptance

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The regents’ decision to increase fees on professional degree programs is better than another tuition hike on undergrads.

It comes with some level of dejection that we begrudgingly endorse the regents’ decision to increase fees on 50 of 57 professional degree programs. When it comes to UC tuition, the frame of discussion has shifted — no longer is the question if there will be increases but how much and when and to whom. Read More…

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UC Regents discuss redirecting return-to-aid funds

Faced with tuition increase, regents explore alternative funding methods

Faced with fiscal cuts dependent on thestate’s budget, which is set to be finalized in mid-June, the UC Board of Regents are seeking solutions to the university’s budget by exploring alternative methods of funding financial aid for UC students. At the May 16 regents’ meeting, at which regents discussed a Read More…

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UC Irvine graduate student nominated as student regent-designate

The UC Office of the President announced the nomination of the student regent-designate position for the upcoming academic year Monday after a special committee of the UC Board of Regents selected between three finalists. If approved by the regents at their upcoming July board meeting, UC Irvine law student and Read More…

A voice of reason

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The Regents should follow Jonathan Stein’s advice and endorse Gov. Brown’s tax plan and make changes to UC protest report.

Not enough voices were heard when the UC Board of Regents met on Wednesday. In discussions of UC protest procedures and Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein’s voice was one of few offering clarity and reason. The protest report — authored by UC Berkeley School of Law Read More…

UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Christopher Edley addresses the UC Board of Regents on the protest report he drafted with UC Counsel Charles Robinson.

Report on protest policies discussed at UC Regents meeting

SACRAMENTO — The UC Board of Regents commended and critiqued a draft report analyzing UC protest procedures at its meeting Wednesday, though many of the report’s recommendations will not be fully implemented for months. After an interruption by protesters earlier in the day that forced the regents to move to Read More…

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, Read More…

Brown’s May Revise to impact decisions at Wednesday’s Regents meeting

At its meeting Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents will debate another system-wide tuition hike, beginning a longer discussion about reconciling reduced state support over the next year. While the university escaped significantly deeper cuts under Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently published revised budget proposal — informally called the May Revise Read More…

Mark Yudof, President of the University of California, and Sherry Lansing, Chairman of the Board of Regents converse at the September 2011 regents meeting.

UC students could face new round of fee hikes

Student fees may rise 6 percent unless state funding is increased. Double digit fee increase could come if November tax initiative fails

UC students could see their tuition rise significantly if state funding does not increase and Gov. Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative fails, according to a newly released UC proposal to be discussed at next week’s UC Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento. UC administrators say they would have to raise Read More…

Birgeneau calls increasing campus autonomy appropriate evolution of UC

In an interview Tuesday, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau responded to criticism of the controversial report he and other campus officials released Monday urging for increased local governance at UC campuses. The proposal — which recommends that campuses be given control over approval of capital projects, academic programs and salaries Read More…