UC Board of Regents discusses funding for graduate students

With funding for its graduate academic students falling behind the UC’s competitor institutions, the UC Board of Regents discussed at their meeting Thursday how to increase funds for graduate students — a crucial part of the university’s academic excellence, according to faculty and administrators. Board members discussed eliminating nonresident graduate
Read More…

Regents intend to study chancellor compensation

As the university struggles with tough economic times, the UC Board of Regents met Wednesday to discuss studying recruitment of top administrators at the same time as lower-paid workers asserted that their current wages put them in poverty. The board detailed its intention to pursue a systemwide study of chancellor
Read More…

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, President of the University Mark Yudof and Chair Sherry Lansing were all present at the September 14th UC Regents Meeting.

Regents to consider annual tuition increases

The plan would raise tuition between 8 and 16 percent annually over the next four years

SAN FRANCISCO – Whether you consider tuition increases necessary in the face of declining state funding or view them as an undue burden on the backs of students, reality boils down to one thing: Student tuition is likely to continue to rise at least into the near future. A budget
Read More…

Campus spends $150,000 in salary increases

UC Berkeley doled out almost $150,000 in salary increases to campus deans and a senior administrator while cutting another dean position’s salary, according to reports sent late last month to the UC Board of Regents. The raises — paid to the deans of arts and humanities for the College of Letters
Read More…

A committee recently approved project elements to the Memorial Stadium construction.

Committee approves project elements to stadium construction

The Committee on Grounds and Buildings approved project elements to the construction of the California Memorial Stadium, including the implementation of occasional Friday night games — which is already drawing concern from community groups — at the UC Board of Regents meeting Tuesday. The committee agreed to accept a Subsequent
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…

UC may see additional $100 million cut

Already battered by state funding cuts that have caused a fee increase and program reductions at all 10 of its campuses, the UC could be forced to absorb an additional $100 million in cuts if state revenues continue to lag into the new year. Under the current state budget designed
Read More…