UC takes political tack with selection of Napolitano

A UC Regents’ special committee to select the next president chose the Homeland Security Department secretary and former two-time Arizona governor to succeed outgoing president Mark Yudof, an unconventional choice for more reasons than simply that she would be the first female president in the University’s 145 year history.
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Creativity catastrophe

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system needs creative fundraising, but the regents’ plan to use social media and celebrities is an inappropriate method.

If begging for change on social media is the most creative fundraising program that the UC Board of Regents could come up with, the university is in serious trouble. People have been calling on the university to devise out-of-the-box funding schemes for years, but creative campaigns need to be feasible
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Live Blog: UC Regents conclude March meeting

The UC Regents will conclude their two-day March meeting, Thursday. They’re expected to discuss a $60 temporary tuition surcharge associated with the Kashmiri v. Regents and Luquetta v. Regents lawsuit judgments among other issues today. Follow the live blog for updates throughout the day. 10:48 a.m. And, that’s a wrap. The
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Live Blog: UC Regents begin two-day meeting

The UC Regents is set to meet at the UCSF Mission Bay campus Wednesday to discuss a number of issues including the status of the Working Smarter initiative, a new social fundraising program and the next steps in selecting UC President Mark Yudof’s successor. Follow the live blog for updates
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