Regents approve new UCSD chancellor’s salary at meeting

At its meeting Wednesday, the UC Board of Regents approved newly selected UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s salary of about $411,000 — which is 4.8 percent higher than his predecessor’s — despite disapproval from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at the meeting. In addition to salary and benefits, the university will also
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Paving the way

HIGHER EDUCATION: March 5 protests in Sacramento are remarkable for all the things activists did right, not the spectacle they generated.

A multifaceted strategy is imperative for success in any struggle. Whether its on some far-flung battlefield or while navigating political challenges at home, effectively engaging with all obstacles only increases the chances of victory. The March 5 Day of Action in Sacramento, as well as protests leading up to it, in
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Newsom speaks out against Brown’s higher education budget

Over the past weeks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has become increasingly critical of Gov. Jerry Brown’s handling of the state’s higher education budget. Newsom — who sits on the UC Board of Regents and the California State University Board of Trustees — spoke out against Brown’s higher education budget in
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Newsom distances himself from Brown on higher education

In a radio interview Wednesday morning, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed strong support for expanded state funding for higher education and distanced himself from Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies on the issue. Higher education, Newsom said, is California’s “conveyor belt for talent.” He spoke out forcefully against state cuts to higher
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UC Board of Regents’ meeting disrupted by protests

SAN FRANCISCO — The UC Board of Regents’ meeting — held via teleconference at four campuses — came to a halt Monday morning when demonstrators overwhelmed board members by holding their own meetings in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Just as board members were beginning the open session of their
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5th Annual Town & Gown Conference starts tomorrow

Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Mark Hertsgaard will give keynote addresses for the first day of the Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley — a two-day event where college and city representatives from throughout the state meet to discuss cooperative strategies for dealing with current and potential obstacles. Adelyn
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City to host fifth annual Town & Gown Conference

Representatives from cities and colleges throughout California will flock to Berkeley later this week, as the city hosts the fifth annual Town & Gown Conference. “Town-gown” describes the relationship between large universities and the cities they coexist with. Hence, the conference — which will take place Thursday and Friday at
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