UC Riverside students propose alternative UC student contribution plan

With declining state funding driving University of California tuition higher and higher in recent years, a group of students at UC Riverside is proposing an alternative student contribution plan that would allow students to pay for their education once they have a steady, post-graduation income. The plan, called the UC
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Brown’s state budget could cut $200 million from UC this year

The University of California faces a $200 million state funding cut this year if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax increases in November, according to Brown’s January budget plan announced Thursday. Brown anticipates that California will face a $9.2 billion deficit through June 2013 in the state’s general
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Yudof meets with student regents about issues facing university

On Tuesday morning, UC President Mark Yudof met with Student Regent Alfredo Mireles, Jr. and Student Regent-designate Jonathan Stein to discuss issues including the cancellation of the UC Board of Regents meeting, protests against budget cuts taking place across the university and the recent use of police force at UC
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UC Office of the President to shut down in response to Oakland protests

The University of California Office of the President in Oakland will be closed tomorrow and employees will work from home in response to the general strike organized by Occupy Oakland protesters, according to UCOP Media Relations Director Steve Montiel. The office is located two blocks from the intersection of 14th
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UC faculty, staff could be offered merit raises

University faculty and nonrepresented staff earning less than $200,000 annually will be eligible for merit raises under a plan announced this past week by the UC Office of the President. The pool of funds — included in the budget passed last fall by the UC Board of Regents — was
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UC endowment funds experienced growth in last fiscal year

In the midst of repeated cuts in state funding to the state’s higher education institutions, the University of California experienced growth in endowment funds last fiscal year, potentially providing additional financial support to students and faculty. The UC’s endowment assets — which are composed of money or property that is
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