Yudof leaves mixed legacy after nearly five-year tenure

UC President Mark Yudof announced Friday in a statement that he will step down at the end of August. Yudof cited “taxing health issues” and a desire to “make a change in (his) professional lifestyle” as reasons for the departure. After leaving, he will return to teaching law at UC
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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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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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Gov. Brown signs transparency bill

A bill aiming to bring greater transparency and accountability to California’s institutions of higher education was signed into law Tuesday night by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 8 — authored by Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — requires auxiliaries and foundations associated with the state’s institutions of higher education to produce
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Bill aiming for increased transparency passes state Senate vote

A bill that aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in auxiliaries and foundations in California’s public higher education system was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for approval on Thursday. Senate Bill 8 — authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco — will ensure that auxiliaries and foundations at the
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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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Brown signs first part of state DREAM Act into law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed one part of the California DREAM Act — which will provide increased financial aid for undocumented students — into law Monday at a town hall hosted by the bill’s author. AB 130 — which was authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles — was passed
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State Senate passes higher education transparency bill

The California State Senate approved a piece of legislation Thursday that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the state’s public higher education institutions — the University of California, California State University and the California Community Colleges. Senate Bill 8 — dubbed the Transparency Act by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San
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No more hide and seek

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Senate bill 8 is a victory for public accountability, and we hope the governor has a chance to sign it into law.

California’s public institutions of higher learning are a step closer to increased accountability after Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, announced last Wednesday that the University of California and California State University systems had dropped their opposition to SB 8, Yee’s public disclosure bill. Although we opposed previous incarnations of Yee’s
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