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January 22, 2009 |
S. Stephen Nakashima, a World War II relocation camp survivor and longtime attorney who voted with the conservative majority on the UC Board of Regents that banned affirmative action in UC hiring and admissions in the mid-1990s, has died. He was 86. The former regent died of natural causes Dec. 11 at his San Jose home, according to his son, Lex. Nakashima was appointed to the UC governing board in 1989 by Gov. George Deukmejian and was reappointed in 1993 by Gov. Pete Wilson.
February 17, 1995 |
In the face of student protests, University of California President Jack W. Peltason recommended Thursday that the UC Board of Regents delay approval of a proposed 10% undergraduate fee hike in the hopes that the increase can be avoided. Citing California's improving economy, Peltason told the regents that he planned to urge Gov. Pete Wilson and the state Legislature to appropriate an additional $38 million for the nine-campus system, which has absorbed deep cuts in recent years.
March 4, 1993 |
The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday narrowly approved the appointment of Gov. Pete Wilson's personal attorney to the UC Board of Regents, rejecting opposition that the governor's pick was based on gender, wealth and political connections. A 3-1 vote of the five-member committee sent the appointment of John G. Davies to the full Senate for confirmation, where Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) forecast Davies probably will be approved later in the month.
June 16, 1995 |
University of California Regent Ward Connerly said Thursday that his views on affirmative action have come "really a long way" during the last several months, allowing him to see the value of considering race in some circumstances when admitting students to UC. Connerly said he used to believe that UC should be available only "for the academically worthy." Now, he said, he has concluded that "we would miss something if we were to do that.
March 20, 1993 |
Despite passionate pleas that another sharp fee increase will close the University of California's doors to many students, an unusually divided UC Board of Regents voted Friday to raise fees by $995, or 33%, for next fall and to temporarily cut employees' pay by 5%. As a result, average fees for a UC undergraduate who is a California resident will be $4,039 in the 1993-94 school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1995 |
A day after two top administrators were fired by UCI amid a nationally publicized scandal, one of the ousted employees vowed to fight the dismissal as state officials questioned whether the move went far enough. Herb Spiwak, second in command at UCI Medical Center, said Friday that he and his boss, Mary Piccione, will appeal their termination by the University of California for allegedly lax oversight of UCI's fertility clinic.