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June 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
University of California faculty leaders voted 17 to 0 Wednesday to end participation in the National Merit Scholarship program. The vote is a nonbinding advisory measure. The issue will be decided as soon as next month by the chancellors of the six UC undergraduate campuses participating in the program. Among them are UCLA, UC Irvine and UC San Diego.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
The University of California has joined Google's controversial project to digitize major library collections and offer books online, UC said Wednesday. The deal makes the public university system the seventh major partner in Google's effort to scan millions of books and make their contents available online.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
Mayor Michael Ward and city officials are asking University of California President Jack W. Peltason to reconsider the withdrawal of the university from a 3-year-old plan to preserve the 580-acre San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh. The University of California Natural Reserve System was working in concert with the city for several years to develop a plan to preserve the San Joaquin Marsh, one of Southern California's largest freshwater marshes.
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October 2, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
The University of California this week lost its final attempt to keep confidential its returns from private equity investments as the state Supreme Court declined to hear the school's appeal of a lower court ruling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two state senators called for officials to wrap up their probes of compensation practices by the University of California. The demand came in a letter from Sens. Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) and Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) to UC Regents Chairman Gerald L. Parsky. Recent news reports show that UC paid millions in bonuses and other extras to executives, even as student fees were raised.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2006 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Faculty leaders at the University of California are scheduled to vote today on whether to remove their top representative over concerns about his leadership abilities and treatment of staff members. The assembly of UC's Academic Senate, which includes faculty members from across the 10-campus system, will meet to consider ousting the group's chairman, UCLA biology professor Clifford Brunk. The Senate helps determine academic policies and admissions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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