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July 17, 1999 |
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 Stone to reimburse them for more than $19 million the university has agreed to pay infertile couples who sought help at the now-defunct Center for Reproductive Health.
July 17, 1999 |
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.
July 15, 1999 |
The UC Board of Regents today will consider raises of $20,000 or more for each of its nine chancellors and $40,000 apiece for senior vice presidents, all of whom make more than California's governor. Six-figure salaries are always a touchy topic at a public university, which receives an annual infusion of money from state taxpayers. Even so, the regents will also revisit the question of how much they, as defenders of the public purse, should be concerned about such salaries.
May 21, 1999 |
Weighing academia's goal of freely exchanging ideas against national security's need for secrecy, the University of California Board of Regents on Thursday began reexamining its own responsibilities in plugging leaks at the nation's nuclear weapons laboratories.
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.
March 20, 1999 |
The UC Board of Regents on Friday adopted new admissions rules guaranteeing a seat to all students in the top 4% of their high school class, an idea championed by Gov. Gray Davis as a way to admit more minority students in the post-affirmative action era. The full board approved without comment the 4% plan, along with another change that will require all UC-bound students to take a visual- or performing-arts class.
March 12, 1999 |
Preparing to make his imprint on the University of California, Gov. Gray Davis on Thursday announced his first appointments to the UC Board of Regents: Paramount Pictures chief Sherry L. Lansing, San Diego Padres owner John J. Moores and Newport Beach businesswoman Judith L. Hopkinson. The appointments come a week before Davis will push his first initiative before the board: a proposal to admit the top 4% of students from each public high school in California.
January 14, 1999 |
University of California regents, who today hold their first meeting in 16 years without a Republican governor, are poised to plunge into two potentially contentious debates--over minority admissions and the university's role in training public school teachers. Gov. Gray Davis has called on the regents to approve a new policy of admitting all students who graduate in the top 4% of their high school classes. That move is almost certain to pass in the next few months.