CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 |
The union representing graduate student teaching assistants, readers and tutors throughout the University of California has announced an open-ended strike beginning Thursday over what it describes as unfair bargaining practices by the university. If not resolved, the strike could bump up against final exams at UC's eight undergraduate campuses, which are scheduled before the Christmas break. UC officials said the university has negotiated in good faith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 |
Clerical workers rallied and walked picket lines at UCLA and other University of California campuses Tuesday to draw attention to a contract dispute with the university. Leaders of the Coalition of University Employees, which represents 16,000 clerical workers, called the walkout a success. They said hundreds stayed off the job to demand higher wages. UC officials said the walkout, which continues on various UC campuses through today, has had little effect on operations.
January 9, 1990 |
A task force reportedly has recommended location of the next University of California campus in Central California, the only region that does not have one. The nine-member Site Selection Task Force made the unanimous recommendation to UC President David Gardner after a closed meeting last month. Gardner is expected to seek approval from the full board next month.
June 5, 2004 |
Moody's Investors Service upgraded its long-term bond rating outlook for the University of California to "stable" from "negative," citing improvement in the state's economy and recent budget changes that bolstered funding for the university. The university's bond rating remained unchanged at Aa2, but the change in the outlook should send a signal to investors that the university system's fiscal position is stable, Moody's said.
March 19, 1990 |
The University of California, along with Asian-American educators and activists, are pressing the College Board to add Asian-language examinations to the tests that high school students may take to compete for college entrance. A student can get a leg up in college admissions by doing well on achievement tests in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin or Hebrew proficiency achievement exams, even if the language is his native tongue.
July 15, 1997 |
Adding to the controversy over the University of California's ban on affirmative action, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights confirmed Monday that it is investigating allegations that the admissions policies at UC's three law schools are racially discriminatory. In a letter sent late last week to UC President Richard C.
September 26, 2003 |
The University of California, which this week lost its latest appeal to keep returns from its venture capital investments private, plans to take its case to the state's Supreme Court. The university system, which manages an investment portfolio worth $53 billion, was sued in April by the San Jose Mercury News and other parties seeking disclosure of the performance of private equity fund investments in the portfolio.
June 16, 1997
The number of blacks, Latinos and Native Americans applying to University of California medical schools has dropped by 22% in the last year, according to a recent announcement by a UC official. The drop is thought to be due in part to the UC regents' vote to forbid consideration of race or ethnicity in UC admissions and by Proposition 209's passage last year, banning race and gender preference in the state school system.