New legislation could limit out-of-state enrollment at UC campuses

A new piece of California legislation that would limit out-of-state enrollment at each UC campus will likely face opposition from the university. Senate Constitutional Amendment 22, introduced Tuesday by state Senator Michael Rubio, D-Shafter, would establish a 10 percent cap on out-of-state enrollment in any incoming class — which includes
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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
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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,
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Cal Grant funding could be decreased or cut

A proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown in his May Revise could significantly decrease Cal Grant funding and leave some students without grant aid. Brown’s  recently published revised budget proposal — informally called the May Revise — proposes that eligibility for the Cal Grant be tied to eligibility for the Federal
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Residents of contentious West Berkeley property could face eviction

The residents of 1722 Ninth Street will have to wait another two weeks to find out whether the Berkeley City Council will decide to evict them from their residence. Following a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, the council voted to uphold the original Zoning Adjustments Board recommendation declaring the property a
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City Council postpones mutual aid to special meeting

At its meeting Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council voted to postpone discussion of the city’s contentious mutual aid pact until next week despite a large gathering of city and Bay Area residents who attended to speak about the pact. Councilmembers said the meeting agenda was “arduous” and there would not
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Protesters interrupt UC Regents meeting

Regents move into closed session as demonstrators interject with chants

SACRAMENTO — UC students dressed as inmates in a “debtor’s prison” interrupted Wednesday’s UC Board of Regents meeting as the board began to discuss a report critiquing UC campus responses to student protests. The board moved into closed session as about 20 protesters stood up and circled the public seating
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Storify: UC Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento on May 16

The UC Board of Regents meeting in Sacramento Wednesday will focus on a discussion of another system-wide tuition hike, following Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget that was released earlier this week. The agenda includes a 20 minute public comment period, followed by three open sessions before lunch, with several closed sessions
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