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October 17, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl has accused the chairman of the university's governing board of behaving irresponsibly and doing "singular damage" to the campus by issuing a report critical of its admissions process. Berdahl, normally a low-profile academic leader, charged in a blistering letter that John J.
September 19, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California regents were warned this week that the state's continuing financial crisis means they are likely to face bleak budget choices in the coming year, ranging from another round of student fee hikes to turning away thousands of eligible applicants. "None of the budget options presented today is attractive," UC President Richard C. Atkinson told the regents on Wednesday as he launched discussion of the university's 2004-05 budget. "We don't want to pursue any of these."
September 12, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Carl Ingram and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
In July 1995, Dolores Huerta stood alongside Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders before the University of California's Board of Regents, singing protest songs and loudly denouncing the board's decision to abolish affirmative action. Next week, Huerta, the well-known farm worker activist and Cesar Chavez associate, will take her place on the other side of the velvet ropes that separate the prestigious board from the occasionally raucous public they serve.
September 10, 2003 | Carl Ingram, Times Staff Writer
Dolores Huerta, an agricultural laborer who with Cesar Chavez became an international icon of the movement to unionize farm workers, was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis on Tuesday to the Board of Regents of the University of California. The action came abruptly after a remarkable political showdown with a fellow Democrat.
July 17, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
University of California regents on Wednesday turned down a proposal by fellow Regent Ward Connerly to cut funding and sponsorship for nonacademic events held for groups of a specific race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Connerly, a leading advocate of the 1996 campaign that banned racial and ethnic preferences in California's public institutions, tried to withdraw the item, saying he had been persuaded to reconsider.
June 12, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Stuart Silverstein and Monte Morin, Times Staff Writers
Regents at the University of California elected UC San Diego Chancellor Robert C. Dynes president Wednesday, tapping the physicist and avid runner to lead the prestigious 10-campus system at a time when dwindling revenue and growing enrollment pose heavy challenges. Dynes, who has headed UC San Diego since 1996, follows the path of the man he succeeded on the San Diego campus, Richard C. Atkinson, who steps down as UC president on Oct. 1.
April 4, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
The University of California Regents plan to file a securities-fraud lawsuit in state court against AOL Time Warner Inc. in an attempt to recover $450 million lost by investing in the world's largest media company. The university will withdraw from a class-action suit against AOL Time Warner in federal court to pursue its own case in California, a spokesman said. An AOL Time Warner spokeswoman said company officials hadn't seen the lawsuit and couldn't comment.
November 23, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Moores, chairman of the University of California Board of Regents, on Friday named a committee to find a successor to UC President Richard Atkinson, who will step down Oct. 1. The members are San Diego attorney John Davies, chairman; Judith Hopkinson, former chief operating officer of Ameriquest Capital Corp.
November 15, 2002 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California regents were warned Thursday that they must consider unpalatable options for next year, including raising student fees for California residents for the first time since 1994, if the state's fiscal picture does not improve. The possibility of a 6.5% fee increase set off debate at the regents meeting. Stephen Klass, chairman of the UC Student Assn., urged the university not to "balance the budget on the backs of students."
Haim Saban and Richard C. Blum, both wealthy businessmen and generous campaign contributors to Democrats, won the endorsement of a key committee Wednesday in their quest to become University of California regents. The Senate Rules Committee, which considers nominations for those posts, approved their appointments by 4-0 votes, clearing the way for Gov. Gray Davis' picks to face a full vote in the Senate, where confirmation is expected.
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