UC Berkeley lags competitors in recovering costs of research

As UC Berkeley awaits a verdict on whether the federal government will pay a greater portion of its indirect costs of research this year, the campus finds itself at a disadvantage compared to private research universities. With state funds in decline, the campus has increased its focus on recovering the
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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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UC faculty council endorses Occupy Wall Street

University of California faculty are among the newest members of the social movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which aims to promote awareness of the various forms of economic, political and social inequalities in the United States. The Council of UC Faculty Associations — an umbrella organization for the associations
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State now over $700 million behind revenue target

California fell more than $300 million short of its projected cash revenue for the month of September — and over $700 million short so far this year — according to a report released by the state Controller’s Office Monday. If revenue targets are not met, the state may make up
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State revenue collection more than $300 million under target

State revenue collection was more than $300 million under the projected amount, according to the state controller’s office. The state missed the collection goal laid out by the state budget by $301.6 million dollars, or 4 percent, according to figures the office released Monday. The state is now $705.5 million,
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GOP assemblymember files papers to overturn California DREAM Act

Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, filed referendum papers Monday  to overturn the California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday. Donnelly had openly promised to file a referendum before the act was even passed in legislature, said Cassandra Joiner, spokesperson for Donnelly. “We’re broke —
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Bill gives aid to undocumented students involved in student governments

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday requiring UC, CSU and community college student government bodies to pay for stipends, reimbursements or benefits for the service of students, regardless of their immigration status. The bill — authored by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens — will ultimately allow undocumented students within
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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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