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May 17, 2001 | REBECCA TROUNSON and JILL LEOVY, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Six years after banning affirmative action and plunging into a wrenching national debate over race-based preferences, University of California regents voted unanimously Wednesday to drop their controversial policy. The turnaround was mainly symbolic. Voters approved a statewide ballot measure, Proposition 209, the year after the university imposed its ban, and the initiative continues to prohibit affirmative action in all state agencies.
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April 18, 2001
S. Stephen Nakashima, a longtime member of the University of California Board of Regents, has decided to resign from the board because of a stroke he suffered eight months ago. Nakashima's resignation, which is effective immediately, tilts the political balance of the board, which has been dominated by conservatives for more than a decade. The 26-member board has three vacancies to be filled by Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat.
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January 18, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Ignoring professional investment advice, University of California regents Wednesday instructed their staff to snuff out plans to purchase $55 million in tobacco stocks. The action comes after months of debate. Conservative regents view buying tobacco stocks as shrewd investment strategy, but liberals believe such investments are socially irresponsible and morally troubling for an institution known for its research on tobacco-caused diseases.
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December 28, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis has nominated George M. Marcus, a Bay Area commercial real estate broker and major Democratic donor, to fill a vacancy on the University of California Board of Regents. Marcus, 59, of Los Altos Hills, is the founder and chairman of Marcus and Millichap Co., a commercial real estate brokerage, investment and development company. The multimillionaire, who was unavailable for comment, has been a patron of the arts and has considerable background in higher education policy.
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November 16, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents all but gave UC Irvine $235 million Wednesday to build a new hospital capable of withstanding a major earthquake, replacing the old facility. The committees on grounds and buildings, finance and health services each approved the allocation. The full board of regents is expected to give final approval today. It is almost unheard of for the board to reverse a committee.
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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California regents for his role in the scandal that shuttered UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1995, 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.
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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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