CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2000 |
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California Board of Regents for his role in the scandal that closed UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1999, vowed Monday to regain his job and restore his reputation. Stone said he will go to court in the next 45 days to begin the process to reverse his firing, only the fourth time since the 1950s that a tenured UC professor has been dismissed.
March 17, 2000
UCLA graduate student Justin W. Fong, who was once arrested at a UC regents meeting for protesting the ban on affirmative action, was named Friday to become the next student representative on the Board of Regents. A committee of regents picked Fong from a field of 10 candidates for the yearlong position that begins in July. "He's a dynamic guy," said Eli Ilano, president of the UC Student Assn. "He's been a grass-roots student organizer.
March 16, 2000 |
The University of California Board of Regents, in a rare act of punishment, on Wednesday fired Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three physicians at the center of the 1995 UC Irvine fertility scandal. The board rejected a recommendation by a panel of UC Irvine faculty, which held an extensive hearing and concluded in September that Stone should only be demoted. In firing Stone, the regents cited "multiple and serious violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct."
March 16, 2000 |
The University of California Board of Regents, in a rare act of punishment, on Wednesday fired Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three physicians at the center of the 1995 UC Irvine fertility scandal. The board rejected a recommendation by a panel of UCI faculty, which held an extensive hearing and concluded in September that Stone should only be demoted. In firing Stone, the regents cited "multiple and serious violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct."
January 13, 2000
Gov. Gray Davis' four nominees to the University of California Board of Regents cleared their only major hurdle Wednesday, making way for state Senate confirmation of their 12-year appointments. The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nominations of Orange County business executive Judith Hopkinson, Modesto Junior College dean Odessa P. Johnson, Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing and San Diego Padres owner John Moores.
November 19, 1999 |
The University of California Board of Regents has decided to pull the plug on the 2-year-old merger of the UC San Francisco and Stanford University hospitals, a bold financial experiment designed to make teaching hospitals profitable that instead has hemorrhaged a million dollars a week in red ink.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999
UCLA's undergraduate student government has approved a resolution urging the University of California Regents to divest itself of holdings in industrial and manufacturing firms that the students say contribute to global warming. The Undergraduate Student Affairs Council voted 9-2 on the resolution Tuesday night, marking the first time the council has sought divestment based on an environmental issue.
October 15, 1999 |
Bracing for an enormous growth in enrollment, University of California officials on Thursday announced that they would ask the Legislature to pay for year-round operations so more students will enroll during the summer. UC officials want lawmakers in Sacramento to supply an extra $50 million a year to lower student fees and offer faculty incentive pay so the nine-campus system can more than triple the number of students who enroll in summer classes by 2001.
September 18, 1999 |
The UC Board of Regents on Friday awarded raises of $20,000 or more to each of its nine campus chancellors and about $40,000 apiece to senior vice presidents, but dropped a proposal to let its staff set salaries of $200,000 or less. The big boost in salaries, on top of a decision earlier this year to sweeten executives' retirement benefits, will add about $20,000 a year to Senior Vice President Wayne Kennedy's $130,000 annual pension when he retires next year.
July 17, 1999 |
The UC Board of Regents on Friday decided to eliminate three of its nine meetings each year, but postponed any action on how to handle salaries until next month, so that Gov. Gray Davis can review proposals before the board. "The governor asked that we hold off," said John Davies, chairman of the Board of Regents, adding that he would abide by those wishes as a courtesy to the state's chief executive.