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October 29, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
As previously specified in a state budget deal, the 23-campus Cal State University system Thursday approved an 8% hike in undergraduate fees for next school year. Undergraduates on average will pay $3,102, not including housing, food or books. Graduate students on average will pay $3,684, a 10% increase. The increases are in line with an agreement between the Cal State and UC systems and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Cal State budget anticipates a 2.
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OPINION
January 17, 2013
Whether academic officials like it or not, Gov. Jerry Brown has a few good ideas for the state's four-year university systems: Reduce administrative bulk, keep tuition costs down. But several of his demands show a lack of understanding of the universities' role, especially the University of California, in attracting great minds to the state. The UC system Brown outlines - one in which professors do more teaching and less research and state funding is tied to whether the colleges graduate a certain percentage of students - could change the very nature of the state's premier public universities, turning them into workmanlike producers of academic degrees.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2008 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
In what officials are calling the largest gift ever to Cal State Long Beach, the Bob Cole Trust has donated $16.4 million to the university for full-tuition music scholarships. In recognition of the donation, to be announced today, the university plans to ask to rename its department of music the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music when the Cal State University system board of trustees meets Tuesday in Long Beach. "This gift allows us to compete with the best conservatories of music in the United States while at the same time helping educate students from our area in a very public fashion," university President F. King Alexander said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2008 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
In what officials are calling the largest gift ever to Cal State Long Beach, the Bob Cole Trust has donated $16.4 million to the university for full-tuition music scholarships. In recognition of the donation, to be announced today, the university plans to ask to rename its department of music the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music when the Cal State University system board of trustees meets Tuesday in Long Beach. "This gift allows us to compete with the best conservatories of music in the United States while at the same time helping educate students from our area in a very public fashion," university President F. King Alexander said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999
Re "Instructor Has Miles to Go Before He Teaches," Oct. 17. To make Solomon Moore's well-written [article] complete, readers should realize that there are advantages to part-time college teaching. These folks only teach; they do not usually serve on committees and are not required to publish. They get job benefits and a type of real job security that is now written into the rules. And they are now eligible for merit pay, just like permanent faculty. I believe the Cal State University system is working harder than many other university systems to improve conditions and respect for part-time educators.
NEWS
May 19, 1998
UNCREDENTIALED TEACHERS: More than 31,000 teachers in California are learning on the job, lacking the training needed for state certification. * UNFOCUSED TRAINING: Most of the state's teachers come from the Cal State University system, often completing an undemanding "liberal studies" major. * STILL POPULAR: Despite the poor performance of the state's students, a Times poll found that few Californians blame teachers. More than a third credit teachers for schools' successes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
A large new computer system being developed by California State University exceeds projected costs by at least $200 million and may have been poorly conceived from the outset, the state auditor said Tuesday. In a sharply critical report, California Auditor Elaine M. Howle said the cost of the management software system, intended to track personnel, financial and student records on the 23 campuses, is expected to reach $662 million, dwarfing an estimate of $440 million in 1999.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992
A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles heard arguments Wednesday on whether the Cal State University system should be forced to charge expensive out-of-state fees to illegal immigrants even if they grew up in California. Judge Robert H. O'Brien will issue his decision at a later date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2000
Re "Wasting a Top Asset," editorial, June 24: You ask where the wave of students who will descend upon our state universities will sit. I'm just as concerned with who will teach these students. The combination of uncompetitive pay, high housing costs and a teaching load heavier than any other comparable schools have made it increasingly difficult to attract good faculty to the Cal State University system. In my discipline we try to hire faculty with PhDs for less than what a good student with a bachelor's degree can command.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2007 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
The Cal State University system spent $5.3 million in outside legal fees to defend itself against employment discrimination lawsuits and $2.3 million to settle such cases over the five years ending in June, according to a report issued Tuesday by the state auditor. Of the 92 bias suits filed against the university in that time, 40 led to payouts by the school and 28 were still in process, the audit found. Most of the settlements were for $50,000 or less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
The faculty in the Cal State University system has overwhelmingly authorized a strike if a labor agreement isn't reached by the end of the month, union officials said Wednesday. The vote, which passed with 94% approval among about 8,000 union voters, comes after nearly two years of contract negotiations between system administrators and the California Faculty Assn., which stalled over salary increases. The association represents about 24,000 faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches statewide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
As previously specified in a state budget deal, the 23-campus Cal State University system Thursday approved an 8% hike in undergraduate fees for next school year. Undergraduates on average will pay $3,102, not including housing, food or books. Graduate students on average will pay $3,684, a 10% increase. The increases are in line with an agreement between the Cal State and UC systems and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Cal State budget anticipates a 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
The enticements nearly spilled over the table Wednesday at the Cal State Channel Islands recruiting booth. There were comic books, triangle-shaped highlighters and sleek Channel Islands pens -- all aimed at luring students attending the 50th annual Ventura County Science Fair. And there were glossy brochures, fact sheets on academic programs and information about university admission aimed at hooking students once they wandered over. "Are you thinking of going straight to a four-year university?"
OPINION
January 30, 2004
Re "Most Freshmen at Cal State Still Lack Basic Academic Skills," Jan. 29: The sample ballot for next month's election has arrived and, once again, we are being asked to approve more than $13 billion in additional spending for education, including a substantial amount for the Cal State University system. Yet The Times reports that 58% of the freshmen who matriculated at Cal State last fall were unable to pass basic math and English placement exams. Why should taxpayers pay salaries of college professors who are reduced to teaching basic math and English?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
A large new computer system being developed by California State University exceeds projected costs by at least $200 million and may have been poorly conceived from the outset, the state auditor said Tuesday. In a sharply critical report, California Auditor Elaine M. Howle said the cost of the management software system, intended to track personnel, financial and student records on the 23 campuses, is expected to reach $662 million, dwarfing an estimate of $440 million in 1999.
NEWS
July 9, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A landmark partnership between Cal State Northridge and a private developer to build $200 million in commercial and campus improvements on 100 acres of university-owned land has been killed, the victim of an ailing economy, school officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996
As someone who filed state income taxes and a parent additionally supporting the Cal State University System with tuition payments, I am happy to hear of Vladimir Cerna's election as student body president at CSUN ("CSUN Activist Elected Student Body President," April 13). Cerna, a Salvadoran national, worked to change his status to legal U.S. resident when Proposition 187 passed. This action and his successful student body election shows us that those that participate legally in the system are welcome to derive benefit from it. What is now painfully clear since the Proposition 187 warning and subsequent fiscal collapse of the L.A. County health system is that administrators of state institutions must have the support of everyone they serve to survive financially.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't a bad way to start the school year. Students arriving Monday for the historic opening day at Cal State Channel Islands found administrators swarming the halls, eager to offer guidance. They found an assortment of snacks--popcorn, snow cones and chips--available for free on the campus quad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the tapping of hammers, California State University officials Tuesday unveiled the first phase of a sprawling housing development expected to fuel expansion of Ventura County's only four-year public university over the next 25 years. The University Glen project, being built by Cal State Channel Islands at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, will feature a mix of apartments, townhouses and single-family homes, all available at a discount to the university's faculty and staff.
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