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April 22, 1999
Gov. Gray Davis on Wednesday announced that he will fill the last vacancy on the UC Board of Regents with a longtime Modesto educator, making good on his pledge to install a San Joaquin Valley representative on the board. Odessa P. Johnson, 59, dean of community education at Modesto Junior College, said she plans to use her 12-year appointment to champion the university's plans to build a UC campus near Merced.
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March 26, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
University of California President Janet Napolitano struck a rare blow for rational education practice this week by pushing back strongly against the craze for online learning courses. Online education isn't a panacea, she said; it's not for everyone, it's not cheap, and if it's done right it may not even save money. Are you listening, Gov. Brown? Napolitano, who took over at UC in September, made her remarks Monday during an appearance sponsored by the Public Policy Institute of California . Some 500 spectators were present in person and, ahem, online.
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July 17, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to recoup millions of dollars spent on legal settlements, the UC Board of Regents voted Friday to sue the doctors who ran the scandal-ridden fertility clinic at UC Irvine. The regents want Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P. Balmaceda and Sergio C. Stone to reimburse them for more than $19 million that the university has agreed to pay infertile couples who sought help at the once acclaimed but now defunct Center for Reproductive Health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014
Tackling the long-standing and upcoming vacancies on the University of California regents board, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reappointed two veterans and brought back another whose term expired last year. In addition, the governor proposed adding Richard Sherman, a Hollywood financial expert who heads investments for David Geffen, the entertainment mogul and major UC donor. The regents board has five vacancies and two more 12-year terms that will expire soon. Some UC administrators have expressed concerns that the unusual number of empty seats, one dating to 2011, was beginning to affect operations of the board that oversees the 10 UC campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014
Tackling the long-standing and upcoming vacancies on the University of California regents board, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reappointed two veterans and brought back another whose term expired last year. In addition, the governor proposed adding Richard Sherman, a Hollywood financial expert who heads investments for David Geffen, the entertainment mogul and major UC donor. The regents board has five vacancies and two more 12-year terms that will expire soon. Some UC administrators have expressed concerns that the unusual number of empty seats, one dating to 2011, was beginning to affect operations of the board that oversees the 10 UC campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday made two appointments to the University of California Board of Regents, the panel that governs the 10-campus system. George Kieffer, a prominent Los Angeles attorney and UCLA law school graduate, previously served as an alumni representative on the board and as president of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Kieffer is a Democrat. Charlene Zettel of Encinitas served as a Republican in the Assembly for one term and later was director of the state Department of Consumer Affairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989
Laguna Beach businesswoman Martha Newkirk has been selected to serve a 2-year term on the University of California Board of Regents, becoming only the second UC Irvine representative to be appointed to the board. Newkirk, who earned her Ph.D. in social ecology from UCI, will start serving as a regent-designate in July, if approved by the board at its May 18 and 19 meeting. After a year, she will become a full voting regent for 1 year. Newkirk was elected by the UCI Alumni Assn.
NEWS
August 12, 1994 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Six months after a Senate rejection of his choice for the University of California Board of Regents, Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday nominated three new candidates--all of them ethnic minorities, including two from Los Angeles--to the powerful panel. The governor's choices are David S.
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November 3, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Casting herself as a peacemaker on the UC Board of Regents, Meredith J. Khachigian has been elevated by her colleagues to chairwoman of the sometimes fractious board that oversees California's elite public universities. "I don't have much hope it will be a smooth ride," said Khachigian, a public affairs consultant in San Clemente. "But at the same time, I look forward to try to soothe diverse opinions and find ways we can all work toward the same goal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2003 | Carl Ingram, Times Staff Writer
Dolores Huerta, an agricultural laborer who with Cesar Chavez became an international icon of the movement to unionize farm workers, was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis on Tuesday to the Board of Regents of the University of California. The action came abruptly after a remarkable political showdown with a fellow Democrat.
OPINION
August 11, 2013
Re "A new chief for a UC campus," Aug. 9 University of California President Mark G. Yudof stated that "it's a philosophical disagreement" in defending the 9% higher salary ($354,000) for the new UC Riverside chancellor. No, it's basic math. The increase may be paid for by private contributions to the university, but now those contributions won't be used to keep tuitions low, increase class offerings or pay professors and staff. The UC Board of Regents may feel justified in paying more than twice the compensation to every state governor in the nation to persuade him to live in a campus residence in Southern California instead of spending winters in Michigan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Kim A. Wilcox, a former top official at Michigan State University, was appointed as the ninth chancellor of UC Riverside at a special meeting of the UC Board of Regents on Thursday. The board voted unanimously for the selection, with regents praising Wilcox's commitment to top-tier research and student diversity. But his compensation of $354,000 drew strong objections from Gov. Jerry Brown. The salary represents a $29,000 -- or nearly 9% -- pay raise over that of the previous chancellor, Timothy White, who left in 2012 to head the California State University system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Dr. Christian Head, a surgeon at UCLA's medical school, will receive $4.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents, the university system announced Thursday. The agreement settles the lawsuit , filed in April, which accused the university of failing to prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation against Head. The head and neck surgeon alleged that he was retaliated against for filing complaints through normal channels and was denied teaching opportunities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The UC regents voted Wednesday to appoint a UC Berkeley student government leader as the next student regent, despite strong opposition from some Jewish and pro-Israel groups angered by her past advocacy of divesting university funds from Israel. Sadia Saifuddin, who will be the first Muslim to be student regent, won approval of all the regents except for Richard Blum, who abstained. He said he was concerned her nomination to be the student voice on the board in 2014-15 was too divisive and that he did not know enough about her views.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Peter Taylor
In arguing that the individual campuses of the University of California would be better served by having a looser relationship with a drastically downsized UC office of the president, UCLA history professor David Myers relies in part on the late Clark Kerr to make his case. In a May 31 Times Op-Ed article , Myers cites the former UC president's observation that the "university-wide system has no alumni, no students, no faculty, no sports teams, no one to cheer for it. " Myers' selective quotation doesn't actually reflect Kerr's broader view on this subject.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The new University of California logo is a no-go. Responding to a wave of revulsion in the last week over the symbol's modern design, officials announced Friday that they would suspend further use of the logo and remove it where possible. "While I believe the design element in question would win wide acceptance over time, it also is important that we listen to and respect what has been a significant negative response by students, alumni and other members of our community," Daniel M. Dooley, UC's senior vice president for external relations, said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Kim A. Wilcox, a former top official at Michigan State University, was appointed as the ninth chancellor of UC Riverside at a special meeting of the UC Board of Regents on Thursday. The board voted unanimously for the appointment, with regents praising Wilcox's commitment to top-tier research and student diversity. But his compensation of $354,000 drew strong objections from Gov. Jerry Brown, who questioned the propriety of such a salary when so many in California and elsewhere are struggling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
John Davies, a major civic figure in San Diego for decades, particularly in education, urban planning and the revitalization of a once-crumbling downtown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in downtown San Diego. He was 76. Along with his civic involvement in San Diego, Davies was a member and then chairman of the University of California Board of Regents and also a trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation. Davies was a confidant and political ally of Pete Wilson during the latter's tenure as mayor, U.S. senator and California governor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2012 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday granted a third — and final — defense request to delay the arraignment of a UCLA chemistry professor and the UC Board of Regents on felony charges stemming from a 2008 lab fire that killed a staff research assistant. Judge Shelly Torrealba ordered professor Patrick Harran and lawyers for the regents back into court June 7, effectively setting a deadline for them to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors on charges in the death of Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji.
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