UC creates task force to review admissions process

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A new task force has been created by the university to review and correct how undergraduate campuses verify admitted students’ academic credentials prior to enrollment. The Admissions Verification Task Force was announced by UC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday in response to problems with admissions at UC Irvine this past
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Christopher M. Patti, chief campus counsel, dies at 59

Christopher M. Patti, chief campus counsel, was killed Sunday at the age of 59 in a fatal accident while bicycling in Sonoma County. Patti worked for the university starting in 1990 and began serving as the chief campus counsel in 2010. He handled legal issues across campus and provided legal advice to senior
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BAMPFA responds to release of fiscal year 2018 budget

BAMPFA has adopted an ambitious plan for achieving a targeted budget deficit reduction of $582,000 set by the recently unveiled campus fiscal year 2018 budget, including plans to generate $850,000 in new revenue, increase its endowment by $5 million and reduce the number of scheduled exhibitions as part of cost-saving measures.
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Trump administration reevaluates affirmative action

According to documents obtained last week by the New York Times, President Trump is poised to redirect Department of Justice resources into investigating universities for discriminatory enrollment practices guided by affirmative action.
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Hiring policy to ‘Ban the box’ extends to all UC campuses

Under a new University of California hiring policy, prospective university employees will no longer be asked about prior convictions in their initial employment applications. This push to “ban the box” will take effect as early as October, just over a year after UC Berkeley became the first UC campus to institute the policy.
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UC Regents discuss UCOP audit implementation, student climate

The UC Regents assembled Wednesday at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for the second day of its regular July meeting. Among the presented topics, the regents discussed student life, implementation of UCOP audit recommendations and potentially adding letters of recommendation to the UC application process.
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