UC Office of the President to shut down in response to Oakland protests

The University of California Office of the President in Oakland will be closed tomorrow and employees will work from home in response to the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland protesters, according to UCOP Media Relations Director Steve Montiel. The office is located two blocks from the intersection of 14th
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UC Berkeley protest to join Oakland’s

Organizers hope that UC Berkeley students will take part in a campus walkout planned Wednesday as a show of support for protests in the East Bay. The walkout is expected to begin at 11 a.m. with students meeting in Sproul Plaza before leaving for Oakland, according to the Reclaim UC
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Obama announces plan to reduce debt burden on student loan borrowers

In a speech given at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colo., Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a plan that would cap federal student loan payments starting in 2012 — two years earlier than initially expected. The plan would cap student loan payments at 10 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income
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UC lecturers union ratifies agreement with university

The UC-American Federation of Teachers, which represents the university’s more than 3,000 lecturers, has ratified a three-year agreement with the University of California on salaries, health benefits and other workplace issues, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President. In the newly ratified deal, eligible lecturers
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Librarians union ratifies agreement with UC

The American Federation of Teachers union ratified an agreement that provides merit increases for the university’s over 350 librarians, the UC Office of the President announced Monday. The agreement allows librarians to participate in a one-time merit-based salary increase program starting Oct. 1. The ratified agreement also allows librarians to be
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UC Office of the President releases payroll report

The UC Office of the President released the University of California’s annual payroll report for 2010 Wednesday, revealing a recent trend of declining state funding for employee compensation. The report, which outlines both the sources funding payroll and the groups receiving compensation, pinpoints the two major sources for funding of
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