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October 18, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
Javier Ceja never thought of himself as college material. The senior at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights said he frequently ditched classes and has a borderline C average. But after two high-profile speakers plugged the merits of higher education on his campus Monday — University of California President Mark G. Yudof and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — Ceja said he was inspired. "It makes me open my eyes and say we can do it," Ceja said. "We can all rise higher.
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May 19, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Francisco -- University of California officials warned Wednesday that the 8% tuition increase UC students already face this fall may be dwarfed by an additional 32% midyear hike if Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for tax extensions is not approved. Calling the idea a "nasty scenario," UC President Mark G. Yudof said the university must be prepared in case the proposed tax extensions are not approved and state funding for the 10-campus system is cut $1 billion next year, double what it would be otherwise.
OPINION
April 12, 2011
Highly esteemed worldwide, the University of California is among the state's most valuable assets, but it is in danger of being sharply devalued as its budget undergoes continual cuts and uncertainty. UC President Mark Yudof hopes to bring some stability to the university by using whatever budget he is granted this year as the starting point for a five-year deal with state government, with assured funding levels for the next several years. If this sounds familiar — and unlikely to happen — you're probably thinking back to 2004 and the famous "compact" between UC and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
OPINION
January 20, 2011
Healthcare politics Re "GOP returns ready to duel with Obama," Jan. 1 So the Republicans' healthcare alternative is "built on a longtime conservative belief that reduced regulation is the best path to controlling costs. " My goodness, haven't Republicans learned anything from the nightmare created by all their deregulation? And look at the Republican-controlled Congress' prescription drug debacle, which turned out to be manna from heaven for huge drug corporations that has cost our country hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars.
OPINION
January 15, 2011 | Patt Morrison
Mark Yudof became president of the University of California in 2008. Some timing. Since then, the university has seen its state funding, which accounts for about 13% of its operating budget, cut again and again. Now Gov. Jerry Brown wants another $500 million out of UC's bottom line. That's a 20% drop in state dollars. With this cut, for the first time, students will shoulder more of UC's costs than California will. Yudof is a realist and a self-deprecating fellow who jokes about his girth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2010 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
The president of the University of California and the chancellor of the California community college system have quit the California Chamber of Commerce board of directors after the group voted to endorse Republican Meg Whitman for governor. The endorsement is the latest example of the state's largest business organization increasing its political profile. Jack Scott, a former Democratic state senator from Pasadena who was appointed as community college chancellor by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, announced his resignation Friday in a letter to chamber President Allan Zaremberg after the endorsement vote.
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July 7, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The president of the University of California and leaders of a dozen prominent American Jewish organizations are in an unusual public dispute about the extent of anti-Semitism on UC campuses and the university's response to it. In a letter to UC President Mark G. Yudof, such groups as the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the national governing bodies of Conservative and Orthodox Judaism have criticized the university's reaction to anti-Semitic acts...
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October 24, 2009 | Larry Gordon
As the University of California seeks to sharply increase student fees, its president, Mark G. Yudof, announced plans today to soften the impact with an ambitious campaign to raise $1 billion for financial aid and a policy change widening aid eligibility for more middle-income families. The 10 UC campuses have committed to raising the $1 billion in private funds for student aid over the next four years, Yudof said. That would be double the amount the system garnered for that purpose over the last five years.
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July 11, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Most University of California professors and staff would have to take between 11 and 26 unpaid furlough days a year, cutting their pay by 4% to 10% under a revised budget proposal announced Friday by UC President Mark Yudof. The UC Board of Regents is expected to approve the emergency plan next week in response to deep reductions in anticipated state funding.
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April 30, 2009 | Larry Gordon
University of California officials Wednesday said they will proceed with plans to seek a 9.3% hike in undergraduate student fees for next school year and warned that faculty and staff layoffs might be needed if state financing measures fail in the May election and the budget deficit worsens. The increase, amounting to $662, would bring the average basic cost for an undergraduate UC education to $8,720 a year for California residents, not including room, board and books.
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