UC Board of Regents discusses budgets, academic programs, tuition plan

Members of the UC Board of Regents gathered at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center on Thursday to talk about the state and UC Office of the President, or UCOP, budgets for 2019-20, the board’s goals to improve and create more academic programs in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a proposition for a new cohort-based tuition plan.
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UC system suspends glyphosate herbicide use in light of student campaign

UC Berkeley alumna and former Cal beach volleyball player Mackenzie Feldman and her former teammate and campus junior Bridget Gustafson spoke out against the use of glyphosate-based herbicides on campus in fall 2017. Almost two years later, on May 14, UC President Janet Napolitano issued a temporary suspension, with several exceptions, on the use of glyphosate-based herbicides at all UC locations because of health concerns and ecological hazards.
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California needs more health care providers

Seven million Californians currently live in Health Professional Shortage Areas — a federal designation for communities that lack adequate primary care, dental care or mental health care providers. By 2030, as millions of baby boomers move into retirement — increasing the demand for care while simultaneously taking a significant number of experienced professionals out of the workforce — the state is projected to face a shortfall of 4,100 primary care physicians and 600,000 homecare workers and will have only two-thirds of the psychiatrists it needs.
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