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December 26, 2002
When Chancellor Charles Reed and the California State University Board of Trustees voted to raise student fees, they did so without a complete examination of the CSU budget and a thorough study of the alternatives (Dec. 17). Such an analysis would have uncovered layers of budgetary "fat" that could be shed. The CSU could, for example, delay implementation of its $400-million information technology project, or pare administrative costs. Scaling back expenses not central to its educational mission is a viable alternative to raising revenue through student fee increases.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis has nominated a former faculty union president to the board of trustees of California State University, a move that brought a quick denunciation from the chancellor's office of the 23-campus system. Nominated was Susan Meisenhelder, who served as president of the California Faculty Assn. for four years until her second two-year term ended in June. She continues to be active in the union, serving as the chair of its political action and legislative committee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis has nominated a former faculty union president to the board of trustees of California State University, a move that brought a quick denunciation from the chancellor's office of the 23-campus system. Nominated was Susan Meisenhelder, who served as president of the California Faculty Assn. for four years until her second two-year term ended in June. She continues to be active in the union, serving as the chair of its political action and legislative committee.
OPINION
December 26, 2002
When Chancellor Charles Reed and the California State University Board of Trustees voted to raise student fees, they did so without a complete examination of the CSU budget and a thorough study of the alternatives (Dec. 17). Such an analysis would have uncovered layers of budgetary "fat" that could be shed. The CSU could, for example, delay implementation of its $400-million information technology project, or pare administrative costs. Scaling back expenses not central to its educational mission is a viable alternative to raising revenue through student fee increases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999
California State University faculty announced Thursday that they have overwhelmingly endorsed a new three-year union contract that would shift more money into merit raises but would give professors more control over who deserves such raises. Members of the California Faculty Assn. voted by a margin of 80% to 20% for the contract, ending a tumultuous year of stalled negotiations, imposed working conditions, union picketing and threatened strikes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis has withdrawn the appointment of a former faculty union president to the California State University board -- a selection that had been denounced by the system's chancellor. Union and university officials said Davis, after being lobbied by CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and ex-Chancellor Barry Munitz, had decided to scrub his nomination of Susan Meisenhelder. A frequent critic of Reed, Meisenhelder served as president of the California Faculty Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Beginning in January, about 74,000 employees at the California State University and the University of California will discover their "fair share" of union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks. The deductions, expected to generate millions of dollars for the 20 unions representing employees at the two public university systems, are the result of legislation that Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Saturday.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three California State University professors on Thursday filed suit against the state and the union that represents them, claiming there are constitutional problems with a new California law that forces them to pay about $600 each in annual dues. The professors are represented by the Virginia-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which has filed dozens of lawsuits across the country challenging compulsory collection of union dues, with limited success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Three state lawmakers called Wednesday for an attorney general's investigation into a possible conflict of interest in connection with a new computer system at California State University. In addition, faculty and staff union leaders called for a suspension of the nine-year project because of its escalating costs at a time when Cal State's 23 campuses already face cutbacks due to a state budget crisis. The reaction came one day after California Auditor Elaine M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Recent graduate Ryan Stevens sought to put his business degree from Cal State Sacramento to use by creating a website where students can buy and sell lecture notes, old homework, study guides and other class materials. The site, NoteUtopia.com, which was launched in August, is intended to function as an online community, a place to network, discuss courses and rate professors. But Stevens, 22, has run afoul of a little-known provision of California's education code that prohibits students from selling or distributing class notes for commercial purposes.
NEWS
May 11, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Eager to put a faculty labor dispute behind them, California State University administrators announced Monday that they have reached a tentative union contract that continues to shift more money into merit raises but gives professors more control over who will get such raises. The university's chancellor and union leadership have given their blessing to the tentative three-year contract, which must be ratified by union membership and Cal State's Board of Trustees.
NEWS
April 28, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Campus protests are popping up like daffodils this spring at Cal State schools throughout the state. Hardly a day goes by without disgruntled agitators at one of the 22 campuses adopting a resolution that rebukes California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed. Campus activists at San Francisco State and Cal State Bakersfield today plan to hold their first "teach-ins" since the antiwar days of the 1970s.
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