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October 3, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A national accrediting agency has approved UC Riverside's long-embattled plan to open a full medical school and to start enrolling future doctors next summer, officials announced Tuesday. It would be the sixth medical school in the University of California system and the first to open since the late 1960s. Last year, the same panel rejected the proposal because it looked too risky after the state refused to fund the school. But UC Riverside officials have since secured enough other public and private financing for a program that they say will help ease a doctor shortage in the Inland Empire and improve public healthcare there.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1989
As a graduate student in the UC system and having served for nine months on a tenure and promotions committee at UC Irvine, I find Miles' argument both misleading and wrongheaded. First, he gives no supporting evidence for the "distressingly large" number of tenured deadwood in the system, something that in my experience with the actual promotions committee caseload was very rare. For what I found to be the few tenured UC faculty who fit his image of deadwood, Miles' promotes a wrong-headed vision of education by insisting that UC system students be exposed to even more of their teaching.
OPINION
April 22, 2014
Re "California students feel UC squeeze," April 19 When I was a student at UC Santa Barbara, I appreciated the diversity both in terms of ethnicity and geography on campus. Still, I was disturbed to read that non-Californians are being sought for enrollment as a way to boost the University of California system's bottom line. Enrolling students for this reason may actually detract from campus diversity on a socioeconomic level. If the university system is seeking students who can afford to pay $23,000 extra a year, it is inherently seeking out students of more affluent backgrounds.
OPINION
December 22, 2010 | By Gary Fethke and Andrew Policano
As The Times notes in its Dec. 17 editorial, California legislators -- who increased state funding to the University of California system this year in exchange for greater control over finances -- are incredulous over the university's recent tuition increases. Their outrage is ill-informed. While they complain about rising costs, they fail to recognize that what has changed dramatically is not the cost of higher education but rather who pays -- the student or the taxpayer. Some realities: The real cost of educating a student in the UC system has declined by nearly 20% over the last decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992
President David Gardner of the UC system is correct about the proposal that UC professors should conduct class more than the present six hours per week. It certainly would "fundamentally change the character of the institution," as he says ("UC Chief Blasts Call to Increase Teaching Load," March 3). Professors' promotion and tenure would be based more on teaching than on research. The enormous glut of useless articles in academic journals would decrease. The money saved could go to needy students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1988 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
The University of California faces a crisis situation because of the low number of Latino students and faculty in the nine-campus system, according those who attended a two-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Irvine Hilton. The gathering of about 300 Latino professors, administrators and students from the UC system ended with militant warnings. "Something must be done (to get better Latino representation)," said Roberto P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1998
There is an intelligent solution to the teaching assistants' complaints at the University of California: adjunct faculty. We hold PhDs, we are not apprentices, we are experienced and flexible. We are many; many the products of the UC system, especially the humanities and social sciences. And we earn about $18,000 a year, about what UC spends on TAs. THURBER D. PROFFITT PhD Adjunct, History Department Cerritos College
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