Carryn Barker reads her notes in Pimentel Hall. Barker and other nonresidents could be affected by certain summer fee increases.

Summer Sessions nonresident tuition fees could rise

A long-standing state subsidy allowing nonresident University of California students to pay resident fees for summer courses may be in jeopardy as uncertainty about California’s state budget continues to loom. For nearly a decade, nonresidents have been spared the out-of-state and international tuition fees that students are normally subject to 
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State Democrats pass budget bills, higher education cuts

Budget bills approved by state Democrats Wednesday to close the state’s remaining $9.6 billion deficit include a combination of tax and fee increases, spending cuts and revenue assumptions, as well as an additional $300 million in cuts to California’s higher education institutions. Among the cuts in the Democrats’ plan is
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Livermore Lab retirees may appeal benefits lawsuit decision

UC retirees who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were left to consider an appeal May 26 after the Alameda County Superior Court ruled in favor of the UC Board of Regents after a nine-month petition process revolving around retirement health benefits. The UC Livermore Retiree Group — whose
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Supreme Court upholds in-state tuition for undocumented students

After nearly six years of petitions and appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Monday that challenged a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at California universities and colleges. The plaintiffs — 42 former UC, CSU and California Community College students who each
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State Senate passes higher education transparency bill

The California State Senate approved a piece of legislation Thursday that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the state’s public higher education institutions — the University of California, California State University and the California Community Colleges. Senate Bill 8 — dubbed the Transparency Act by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San
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AB 540 lawsuit may go to Supreme Court

After nearly six years of petitions and appeals, a class action suit against the UC Board of Regents may advance to the U.S. Supreme Court by the end of June. A group of 42 former UC, California State University and California Community College students — all of whom are U.S.
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UC nurses’ association ratifies labor agreement

Nurses throughout the University of California voted last Thursday to ratify a multiyear labor agreement with the university — the first in nearly a decade. The 26-month pact is the first multiyear agreement in years with the California Nurses Association — which represents nearly 11,000 nurses systemwide, including over 30
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UC raises retirement plan contributions

The University of California and its faculty and staff will be contributing more to the university’s underfunded pension plan beginning July 1. The UC Board of Regents approved the increases — which will see most faculty and staff paying 3.5 percent of their total compensation while the university will pay
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Financial aid bill set for full vote

The California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved a bill Friday which would provide state grants and financial aid to undocumented students in California and now moves to the Assembly floor for a full vote. One of two bills that make up the state’s DREAM Act, Assembly Bill 131 —
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Cal Dining, which operates the Crossroads facility shown above, is among the auxiliary organizations that will be affected by the new regulations.

UC, CSU drop opposition to higher education transparency bill

The University of California and California State University systems have dropped their opposition to a bill that would require their auxiliary organizations to adhere to state public records laws. A previous version of the bill was vetoed in October 2009 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has said that it
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