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June 6, 1992 | LARRY GORDON and KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The financially strapped California State University system is planning to lay off as many as 2,200 employees in the coming school year--including an unprecedented 340 tenured and tenure-track faculty--unless the state provides more funds than expected, Chancellor Barry Munitz said Friday. Cal State Fullerton would lose 400 of its 2,000 employees, including 80 faculty positions, under the plan. But President Milton A.
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BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The California State University's recent annual report on philanthropy for 2012-13 shows that the system pulled in $338 million in gift commitments, up 14% from the previous year. Charitable gift receipts topped $282 million, which was the most in the system's history, officials said. "This support represents a critical investment in the future," said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, "as we prepare the engineers, artists, health care workers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and scientists of tomorrow.
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NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Ted Rall
A new stripped-down logo for the University of California is drawing criticism for looking like a flushing toilet. In an age of austerity, that might be appropriate. Here, a look at other logo designs that reflect these lean, mean times for the once-vaunted state university system. ALSO: Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Slideshow: Worst insults to women in 2012 Anne Hathaway strikes a blow for an underwear-free America  Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992 | Associated Press
An administrator at California State University San Marcos was named Tuesday as the 11th president of Mankato State University in Minnesota. Richard R. Rush was unanimously selected by the nine-member board from a field of four finalists. Rush has been a professor of English literature and executive vice president at San Marcos since 1989. He previously was the university's chief academic officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
He came bearing good news and bad. No Cal State Fullerton professors will be laid off this year. State cuts won't hit as hard as administrators thought. But in his annual "State of the University" address Thursday to the Academic Senate, President Milton A. Gordon said the central mission of the state university system is in jeopardy. Gordon said Fullerton's budget was cut $24.1 million from last year and could be cut as much next year. "We must convince the public of what is at stake," he said.
SPORTS
September 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Deion Sanders' academic legacy will never be repeated at a Florida college, a state university spokesman said today in response to a magazine story critical of college football. This week's edition of Sports Illustrated reported that Sanders had no interest in college and that Florida State officials turned their heads when the All-American cornerback didn't attend class last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1985
The Assembly Ways and Means Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would authorize a study to select a site for a permanent University Center in Ventura County. The present University Center, which operates in rented office space in the city of Ventura, serves 600 students and is jointly run by California State University, Northridge and UC Santa Barbara. The bill was introduced by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) and was approved by the Senate in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1995
Students, faculty and alumni might be surprised to learn that the campus in the San Fernando Valley is UC Northridge. This is how you identified the former home of the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival (Theater Notes, July 16). Lawmakers wrangling over the state budget might also be interested, so they make sure they give the money to the right state university system. JEFF SCOTT Van Nuys In the July 16 Puzzler, the clue for 56 Down is "N. Orleans campus." The answer, which is three letters, was "LSU."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1986
Why vote no on Proposition 61? It will not save taxpayers anything! It will not cut spending or taxes, but it will cost much more than we can afford in so many ways. Proposition 61 would be a disaster for our world-class state, our counties and our cities. Ask those upon whom we depend for our basic protections--your police chief, fire chief and their staffs--ask the state superintendent of schools charged with providing our children with the best education possible--ask the president of the University of California, the chancellor of the State University System, Community College trustees, public health doctors, the California Taxpayers' Assn.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Ted Rall
A new stripped-down logo for the University of California is drawing criticism for looking like a flushing toilet. In an age of austerity, that might be appropriate. Here, a look at other logo designs that reflect these lean, mean times for the once-vaunted state university system. ALSO: Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Slideshow: Worst insults to women in 2012 Anne Hathaway strikes a blow for an underwear-free America  Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
California State University graduate students won a reprieve this week when officials decided to continue offering financial aid that helps about 20,000 postgrads pay for school. Students learned last week that Cal State was considering eliminating State University Grants for graduate students, while maintaining the funding for undergrads. The grant program currently waives tuition costs for about 120,000 low-income students, including about half of the university's 40,000 postgrads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2010 | By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
Angered by years of student fee hikes at California's public universities and colleges, lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would give them broad new powers over how the higher education systems spend taxpayer money. The proposals include measures to limit student fees, freeze executive compensation and increase budget transparency, and even a constitutional amendment that would strip the University of California of its historic autonomy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed several such proposals, but legislative leaders, faculty and student groups and labor unions are hoping for an ally in Gov.-elect Jerry Brown, who investigated fundraising practices at the California State University in his current job as attorney general.
OPINION
November 4, 2009 | Jeff Bleich, Jeff Bleich is the chairman of the Cal State University Board of Trustees and most recently served as special counsel to President Obama. This is adapted from his speech to the board.
For nearly six years, I have served on the Board of Trustees of the California State University system -- the last two as its chairman. This experience has been more than just professional; it has been a deeply personal one. With my term ending soon, I need to share my concern -- and personal pain -- that California is on the verge of destroying the very system that once made this state great. I came to California because of the education system. I grew up in Connecticut and attended college back East on partial scholarships and financial aid. I also worked part time, but by my first year of grad school, I'd maxed out my financial aid and was relying on loans that charged 14% interest.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
Cal State Dominguez Hills is the underdog university in Carson best known for not being best known. Joy Masha is the school's earnest student body president, intent on instilling campus pride. To that end, the student leader typed up her first "President's Corner" column for the campus newspaper and submitted it a few days ago, looking forward to delivering many future essays to the campus community. The problem: No one had told Masha that the CSUDH Bulletin had been thrown on the state of California's ever-growing budget scrap heap.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2005 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to curb rampant piracy among college students, the University of California and California State University systems on Monday announced a deal to offer legal music and movie download services to 600,000 students. The agreement with Englewood, Colo.-based Cdigix Inc. is the largest since campuses across the country began searching two years ago for alternatives to the illegal peer-to-peer downloading that clogged their computer networks and put students in legal jeopardy.
NEWS
April 20, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
W. Ann Reynolds tearfully resigned today as chancellor of the 20-campus California State University rather than face possible firing for her handling of pay raises for herself and top administrators. Shortly afterward, the Board of Trustees rolled back the raises that had been secretly approved last year. The controversial salary raises--ranging from 21% to 43%--had created a firestorm of criticism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could strengthen the independence of student editors throughout the California State University system, a federal judge ruled Monday that the editors of the San Diego State University Daily Aztec have an unfettered right to endorse political candidates and propositions. U.S.
NATIONAL
December 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
A divided Montana Supreme Court declared Thursday that the state constitution's guarantee of equal protection extended to gays, and that the state university system must offer same-sex couples the same health benefits available to heterosexual ones. In a 4-3 decision, the justices struck down the university's policy of denying benefits to employees' gay partners. The high court said the policy violated the Montana Constitution's guarantee of equal protection because unmarried heterosexual partners could get the benefit by signing a common-law marriage affidavit, while unmarried gay partners could not. The ruling, which reversed a 2002 lower court decision, did not address the issue of gay marriage, which is barred under the Montana Constitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2003 | Sally Ann Connell, Special to the Times
What's in a name? A lot, if you're Cal Poly. For half a century, Bello's Sporting Goods has been selling Cal Poly hats and sweatshirts just steps away from the mission in this city's thriving downtown. But officials at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, have realized the full potential in the "Cal Poly" moniker, as the university has evolved in the last decade into one of the most exclusive public colleges in the nation.
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