November 19, 2009
University of California regents have a lot on their minds, given the damage inflicted on their institution by budget cuts. They must surely be tempted to pass up a chance to help deliver a new teaching hospital to millions of Los Angeles County residents. But they should resist the impulse and embrace the proposal before them today, demonstrating the university's continuing commitment to educate and to serve. The county's failure to adequately oversee the former Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center was so sweeping, and the results so disastrous, that any public or private entity would have qualms about stepping in. But let's be clear about what the regents are, and are not, being asked to do. They are not being asked to operate a hospital, or to entangle themselves in Los Angeles County politics, or to expend resources that could otherwise be used to forestall precipitous fee increases.
September 11, 1986 |
Lawyers for UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young and the University of California Regents have appealed an injunction that would force them to reopen the university's Fernald School for learning-disabled children. Parents of children enrolled in the school thought they had won a victory last month when a Superior Court judge issued the injunction ordering the university to open Fernald for fall classes.
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May 17, 2012 |
University of California regents Wednesday discussed the possibility of a 6% tuition increase for next fall but pledged that they would lobby hard to avoid such a $732-per-student hike. With such money worries rippling through the 10-campus system, the regents approved the hiring of a new chancellor for UC San Diego at a $411,084 salary, which is 4.8% higher than his predecessor, Marye Anne Fox. In addition, Pradeep Khosla, now the engineering dean at Carnegie Mellon University, will receive a relocation bonus of nearly $24,700 annually for his first four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2011 |
Fearing potentially violent disruptions, University of California regents on Monday canceled a meeting scheduled for this week in San Francisco, while UC and Cal State students prepared for demonstrations Tuesday at campuses across the state. The UC board had planned to hold its regular bi-monthly meeting Wednesday and Thursday at UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus but postponed the session after what officials termed credible threats. University police had received reports that "rogue elements intent on violence and confrontation with UC public safety officers" were planning to join otherwise peaceful protests at the meeting, according to a statement by regents Chairwoman Sherry Lansing, Vice Chairman Bruce Varner and UC President Mark G. Yudof.
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November 20, 2009 |
In a unanimous vote that sparked cheers of "thank you" from the audience, University of California regents on Thursday approved a partnership with Los Angeles County that clears the way to reopen the Martin Luther King Jr. medical facility in Willowbrook, possibly by 2013. The regents, some expressing concern about potential pitfalls, said they acted out of a moral imperative to aid the South L.A. community for which the hospital was once a point of pride. But many hurdles remain.
October 8, 1995
The cover story of your Sept. 3 issue ("The Empty Promise of the X Vote," by David Corn) was extremely offensive to me, a 26-year-old. In an American studies class in high school, we were taught what a Republican was, what a Democrat believed in and the viewpoints of liberals, and we were asked to figure out which category we thought that we, as individuals, would fit into. Unfortunately, those descriptions no longer apply to political groupings. Today's politics are indeed disenchanting.