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
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UC private support may be slowing

UC private support through the second quarter of the 2011-12 fiscal year is almost the same as last year, document states

From 2001-02 to 2010-11, the University of California saw an overall increase in private support as it ramped up efforts to garner donations due to state budget cuts — a trend that may be slowing this year. Over the course of fiscal year 2010-11, the UC received almost $1.6 billion
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

UC Berkeley officials release controversial plan to increase campus autonomy

Yudof expresses disapproval of plan to create boards that would have more control over campus-based issues

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and several other campus officials authored a controversial proposal released Monday that would give individual campuses more control over local issues, though their plan was criticized by UC President Mark Yudof. The proposal, released through the campus Center for Studies in Higher Education, recommends that the UC Board of
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14 picked for UC Berkeley chancellor search committee

5 regents, 5 faculty and 1 student among committee members chosen

On Monday, UC President Mark Yudof announced the 14 initial members of the advisory committee that will begin the search for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s replacement. Per UC policy, the committee will consist of five UC regents, five UC faculty members — three from UC Berkeley and two
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UC admits more nonresidents, record number of freshman applicants

The University of California admitted 43 percent more out-of-state and international students this year, continuing controversial efforts to use nonresident students’ heftier fees to mitigate the effects of decreased state funding. The UC also saw a dramatic increase in freshman applications. In response, it accepted a record 80,289 freshman students
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UC admits fewer California residents, more students in next year’s freshman class

UC Berkeley was the only campus not to increase nonresident admits

The admissions rate for in-state residents to the University of California decreased by about 3.6 percent for the incoming freshman class, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Tuesday. This drop in California resident freshman admissions is a continuation of a trend that has been in effect for at least
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