State looks to borrow from UC due to predicted cash flow shortfall

Due to a projected cash flow crisis, the state of California could borrow as much as $200 million from the University of California in March. Despite consistently cutting the UC’s budget over the past decade, the state will look to the university’s borrowing ability — due to its high credit
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Different strokes

HIGHER EDUCATION: While the Cal State University system’s presidential pay cap may benefit it, the move would be wrong for the UC.

When San Diego State University approved last July that its new president would make $100,000 more than his predecessor — even in the face of cuts to higher education — many students were rightfully angry. But while the California State University system’s Jan. 25 decision to cap its presidents’ earnings
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Bill could request restrictions on salary increases for UC officials

A state senate bill introduced earlier this month could prohibit salary increases for University of California and California State University executives within two years of either tuition increases for students or state budget cuts. If passed, the bill, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee, D–San Francisco, would also restrict salary
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UC Faculty Associations condemn police violence

The Council of UC Faculty Associations has condemned the police action taken against protesters at UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Davis, as well as one California State University campus. The council called UCPD’s use of pepper spray at UC Davis and batons at UC Berkeley against student protesters “unprovoked, disproportional
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Higher education transparency bill sent to governor

A bill that aims to bring increased transparency and accountability to California’s public higher education institutions was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Thursday, following approval by the California State Senate. Authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, Senate Bill 8 was approved by the state Senate in a 36-1
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