UC Board of Regents committee approves $27 billion UC budget

A committee of the UC Board of Regents approved the university’s almost $27 billion budget for the 2015-16 academic year during its meeting at UCSF Wednesday. The budget, which includes a $459 million increase in proposed revenue and expenditures, incorporates additional funds from the state government and a proposed fee increase. The plan proposes the university spend about one quarter of those funds on mandatory cost increases, with the rest invested in academic quality, enrollment growth and high-priority costs such as deferred maintenance.
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Finding solutions for affordable education

If you are a student at UC Berkeley, you are part of the solution right now. The data is clear: We need to send more economically disadvantaged and middle-class students to college so they can learn the skills and earn the degrees necessary to keep up with our rapidly changing economy.
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Election 2014 Endorsements: State and national candidates

Jerry Brown California Governor For California’s next governor, incumbent Jerry Brown should continue at the helm of the state. Though at time Brown has a tense relationship with the University of California, we feel that in comparison to his competitor, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari, Brown is more qualified and better
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UC administrator salaries lag behind competition

When hiring for top academic positions, university officials must balance finding talent that reflects the academic quality of the UC system, while also compensating administrators with more limited salaries that reflect the reality of what a public university can pay.
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