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January 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A UC Riverside administrator was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of soliciting and receiving several bribes from the contractor in charge of constructing the university's psychology building. Theodore Chiu, 53, an associate director of the Office of Design and Construction, solicited a $50,000 bribe from Irvine contractor FTR International Inc. on Oct. 31, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
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July 21, 2006 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to tighten controls over executive benefits and restore public confidence in the university's leadership, the UC Board of Regents on Thursday approved the creation of three high-ranking jobs supervising finances. By launching searches to fill those positions, the regents acknowledged criticism from legislators and independent auditors that too many decisions about executive salaries and perks have been poorly handled and lacked proper oversight.
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July 13, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Students planning to apply to the University of California for freshman admission for fall 2007 should take note of two changes in the requirements for eligibility, UC officials said. The first, more significant change, is that the university has raised the minimum grade-point average for students to become eligible for admission -- from 2.8 to 3.0. This is roughly from a B minus to a B average on a four-point scale. This change was approved by UC regents in 2004 but is taking effect now.
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May 16, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
With hopes of boosting institutional prestige and answering the pressing need for more doctors in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, UC Riverside officials submitted a formal proposal to University of California officials Monday to create the state's first research-based medical school in 40 years. Studies indicate that California is facing a severe shortage of physicians and nurses, with the Inland Empire and its very strong growth projections poised to lag the furthest behind.
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April 28, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
The provost of Syracuse University in New York has emerged as the sole remaining candidate to replace Albert Carnesale when he steps down as UCLA chancellor in June, according to sources close to the search. Deborah A. Freund, 53, a respected health economist who has held the No. 2 post at Syracuse since 1999, is in final negotiations with University of California leaders about the UCLA job, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.
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March 17, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California regents, scrambling to get on top of a months-long controversy over executive compensation, announced plans Thursday for a major reorganization of the UC president's office, aimed at bolstering its business practices. The overhaul will begin immediately and, for the first time at the university, may include the creation of positions for a chief financial or chief operating officer, or both, said board Chairman Gerald L.
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January 18, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Standing near a mock graveyard intended to commemorate victims of political violence in Sudan, a group of UCLA students and other activists on Tuesday urged the University of California's Board of Regents to divest from companies with business links to the Sudanese government. In a news conference and rally on the UCLA campus, about a dozen students called on UC's governing board to "do the right thing" and vote for divestment when it takes up the issue this week.
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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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December 22, 2005 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
An investigation by the University of California's general counsel found that the system's former second-in-command, M.R.C. Greenwood, had violated conflict of interest rules in a hiring decision involving an administrator with whom she owned real estate, according to a report released Wednesday. Nevertheless, the university announced that Greenwood will take a 15-month leave with an annual salary of $301,840 before starting a new, lower-paid faculty position at UC Davis.
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