An empty gesture

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: A recently approved state bill, while it attempts to increase transparency, deflects from the real problems at the UC and CSU.

A little advance notice of an impending calamity is better than none at all. In that spirit, a bill approved last week by the state Senate marks a commendable step toward more transparency at California public universities. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, and Marty Block, D-San Diego,
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CSU plans to drastically restrict enrollment for spring 2013

The California State University plans to accept no new students at most of its campuses for the spring 2013 semester and place all fall 2013 applicants on a waitlist, a top CSU administrator said Monday. According to Robert Turnage, the CSU assistant vice chancellor for budget, the plan would close
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CSU caps presidents’ salaries

Earnings for new presidents in the California State University system are now capped at 10 percent above that of their predecessors after CSU trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to cap the salaries of incoming executives. Jessica Rossoni covers higher education.

Day of Action sweeps across California

Along with the Nov. 9 Day of Action on the UC Berkeley campus, 10 other demonstrations took place Wednesday at college campuses throughout the state. The statewide protests were intended to mark the beginning of a week of protests leading up to the meetings of the CSU Board of Trustees
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