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March 9, 2004 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Even though state law bans preferences for minorities, black and Latino high school seniors who applied to University of California campuses last year were accepted for admission in numbers somewhat higher than appear warranted, UC officials reported Monday. They said the pattern among blacks and Latinos was most noticeable at UC Berkeley and UCLA, the system's two most selective campuses, although the numbers were relatively small.
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November 1, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Members of the union that represents 22,000 service workers and patient care employees at UC campuses and hospitals have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a possible strike in the future if a contract agreement is not reached, officials said Friday. Ninety-six percent of the members of AFSCME 3299 voted to allow union leaders to call a strike if they decide it is necessary. If a strike happens, it would be the second this year and a potentially wider one, possibly affecting the 10 campuses and the five medical centers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Top University of California administrators, who have been permanently based on the UC system's mother campus in Berkeley, want a branch office in Irvine. The proposal, if approved later this month by the Board of Regents, would put the branch in the Jamboree Center business complex in Irvine. It would not be a part of the UC Irvine campus. UC officials said Friday that the branch would serve UC President David P.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Karin Klein
In picking Janet Napolitano as the new University of California president, the regents are in ways falling in line with a trend: the hiring of non-academics to head colleges. A survey last year by the American Council on Education found that 1 in 5 college presidents don't come from academia. But the traditional path among these non-traditional hires is to pick from the business world on the assumption that financial savvy will help colleges bring in new money and manage what they have in better ways.
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March 22, 1994 | CARL INGRAM and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Calling them "grubby, self-interested individuals," Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) on Monday lashed out at University of California administrators for an account of a private meeting in which they discussed giving one UC official a raise $15,000 higher than he was willing to accept. Lockyer told reporters that the disclosure may prompt the Senate to create a permanent oversight committee to monitor the UC and California State University systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a stinging lawsuit filed Thursday, the former head of UC Irvine Medical Center said she and a former deputy were fired as part of a ruse by UCI Chancellor Laurel L. Wilkening to prove she was responding to the burgeoning fertility scandal "with diligence and dispatch."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Union organizers at several University of California campuses, reacting to proposed cutbacks in programs statewide, have begun a campaign to push legislators to hold a hearing on retooling the upper echelons of the financially troubled system. Members of three employee unions are distributing form letters to college students, professors and others, and asking that they send the letters to state officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California Provost M.R.C. Greenwood, the UC system's second-ranking leader, resigned suddenly Friday amid what UC officials described as an investigation into possibly improper hiring practices and conflict-of-interest concerns. UC President Robert C.
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March 18, 2004 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Fees for undergraduates at the University of California, already set to increase by 10% next school year, might have to be raised further to maintain quality during the state's fiscal crisis, UC officials said Wednesday. At their meeting here, UC officials told the UC Board of Regents that fee increases called for in the governor's current budget, including a 40% boost for graduate students, would not raise as much revenue as originally projected.
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August 26, 1992 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY and LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Top University of California executives spent university money for first-class air travel, unnecessary stays in expensive hotels, entertaining other UC employees and other questionable purposes, the state auditor general has found. In a report to be made public today, acting Auditor General Kurt Sjoberg also challenged some retirement arrangements for UC officials and suggested that the UC Board of Regents might not have been fully informed when it approved executive pay raises six years ago.
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May 22, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
As University of California patient care workers returned to the picket lines in a workplace dispute Wednesday, hospital administrators said they were gratified that so many union members chose to come to work rather than strike. More than three-quarters of the union employees scheduled to work Tuesday did so, said Dianne Klein, spokeswoman for the UC office of the president. Hospital officials said they expected a similar turnout Wednesday. There was a disconnect between workers and the union leadership of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Klein said.
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May 21, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
University of California patient care workers took to the picket line early Tuesday to begin a two-day strike for better staffing and higher pay. At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, they wore green shirts, carried noisemakers and chanted, "All day, all night, safe staffing is our right!" Cecilia Calvillo, who works as a mammogram technician, said she has to rush from one patient to another and often can't give them the time and attention they deserve. The patients often feel stressed and vulnerable as they wait to find out whether they have breast cancer, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - While Gov. Jerry Brown urged the University of California to consider basic changes in how it operates, UC officials on Thursday said that undergraduate tuition probably will not rise next year. However, fees for more than 50 professional graduate school programs, such as law and nursing, may increase, leaders of the 10-campus system said. UC President Mark G. Yudof said it was "very unlikely" that undergraduate tuition, now about $12,200 before room, board and campus fees, would go higher next year if much of Brown's budget plan is adopted.
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December 10, 2012 | By Larry Gordon and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
University of California officials said they were trying to project a "forward-looking spirit" when they replaced the university system's ornate, tradition-clad logo with a sleek, modern one. What they got was an online revolt complete with mocking memes, Twitter insults and a petition to restore the old logo. Students and alumni have taken to Facebook and Photoshop to express their displeasure, showing the new symbol ready to be flushed down a toilet and as a permanently stalled computer operating system.
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September 13, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California will pay damages to the UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, officials said Thursday. The UC regents, in a closed-door meeting, approved the proposed settlement payment to 21 UC Davis students and alumni who sued the university and contended their civil rights were violated in the widely criticized pepper spray incident. However, both UC officials and the ACLU of Northern California, which is representing the students in the lawsuit, refused to divulge settlement details, saying the rules of the agreement talks require a federal judge to review the matter before it can be made public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
UCLA's controversial plan to end state funding for the main MBA program at its management school and instead support it with tuition and donations has hit a significant roadblock that will at least delay the proposal. A powerful committee of the UC system's faculty senate recently voted to suspend its review of the Anderson School of Management's plan and raised questions about the proposal's budget, its effect on educational quality and affordability for students, and possible undue influence by donors.
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October 21, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
University of California officials on Thursday painted a picture of a faculty that is underpaid, fraught with tension over salary disparities and leaving for jobs in other colleges and universities like never before. At a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, the officials also described how recruiting quality faculty was increasingly difficult and said that minority teachers were being plucked from the UC system almost as quickly as they are hired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California officials said Monday they were reinstating the system's vice president for student affairs, Winston C. Doby, after a two-month investigation into several hiring decisions, but also reprimanded him for "a significant error in judgment" in one such case. Doby, 65, was placed on paid administrative leave in November while the university's auditor looked into his role in hiring the son of the system's former second-in-command, M.R.C.
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June 28, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
University of California students had cause Wednesday for some celebration: UC administrators said they would not seek an immediate tuition hike as a result of the state budget deal reached in Sacramento. The UC regents are scheduled to meet in mid-July and had been expected to raise tuition by 6%, or $732 more a year, bringing in-state undergraduate tuition to $12,924, not including other campus fees and room and board. However, the state Legislature put both pressure and a financial sweetener in the budget to avoid tuition hikes if voters approve a tax increase measure in November.
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March 29, 2012 | By Lee Romney and Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND — A judge Wednesday rejected nearly all attempts by a campus police union to block release of portions of a report on the November pepper-spraying of UC Davis students by university officers. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo disagreed with assertions that large chunks of the report — designed to scrutinize the day's events and craft new policy — should be sealed because they contain the same kind of information as in officer personnel files compiled for disciplinary purposes.
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