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November 23, 2010 | By Chris Foster
When UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel showed up at Norm Chow's home in 2008, selling him on becoming offensive coordinator, the process moved quickly. A month later, Chow's contract was approved by the University of California's committee on compensation. Things have moved considerably slower with Chow's contract extension. Chow and UCLA agreed on the deal in July. So when Neuheisel left open the possibility that Chow might not return, the question about his two-year extension came off the back burner.
July 20, 2010
Dwindling state funding has presented the University of California with a menu of unappetizing options during the past few years. Its first efforts to cover the gap were clumsy, harming students as well as its prestigious reputation. This year, university officials have gotten smarter about surviving the recession intact. With the state unable to fund the number of California students who should be accepted, according to the Master Plan for Higher Education, UC obviously couldn't continue with business as usual.
April 22, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Kayla Bortolazzo is about to finish college in just three years, a rare accomplishment that some educators around the country hope to make more common. A resident of Redding, Calif., Bortolazzo is enrolled in a special program at Southern Oregon University that waives some introductory classes for academically gifted students and gives them first dibs at course registration. So in the fall, the 20-year-old English education major will head to graduate school and then, she hopes, a teaching career — with a year's worth of unspent tuition dollars still in her family's pocket.
April 4, 2010 | By Jack Dolan
While California universities have faced round after round of crippling budget cuts and protests against increased fees have flared on campuses, administrators have tapped funds meant for classrooms and students to cover some extraordinary costs: losses on ill-timed real estate deals, loans to high-ranking officials and an ambitious construction project. Experts say the moves, made without wide student knowledge or public oversight, show that administrators have put aggressive business plans ahead of the teaching mission.
March 26, 2010 | By Larry Gordon
University of California leaders made clear Thursday that they were not in a rush to embrace a controversial proposal for UC to provide healthcare for state prison inmates, with an emphasis on connecting doctors and patients remotely over the Internet. The UC regents were scheduled to discuss the issue at a meeting in San Francisco but delayed it for at least two months, deciding to form a committee to study the plan and other options. "This is a very complicated issue, and we are going to have to spend a great deal of time to determine how and if the university is going to get involved," regents Chairman Russell S. Gould said at the meeting.
March 19, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld
The Schwarzenegger administration wants to put the University of California in charge of state prison inmates' medical needs in an overhaul of the troubled corrections healthcare system that could save $12 billion over a decade, officials say. The arrangement, similar to a centralized system of managed care, would dramatically expand the use of telemedicine, a technique by which patients are seen by doctors in remote locations over a screen with...
March 13, 2010 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California must refund about $38 million to professional degree students who were illegally charged fee increases after they started school in 2003, a Superior Court judge in San Francisco ruled Friday. UC is likely to appeal the decision, officials said. In the ruling, Judge John E. Munter said that several thousand UC students in law, medicine, nursing and other programs were, in effect, promised that their professional school fees would not rise during their enrollments and that the university violated that pledge.
February 16, 2010 | By Larry Gordon
Seeking to increase the ranks of black, Latino and Native American students at the University of California, civil rights activists said they will file a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state law that bans affirmative action in admissions. The suit contends that Proposition 209, which was passed by California voters in 1996, violates equal protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and says it has limited the numbers of non-Asian minority students at UC's most selective campuses.
January 21, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
Would a reasonable person confuse a USC logo on a garnet-and-black ball cap in Columbia, S.C., with the same letters on cardinal-and-gold sportswear worn by a Trojans fan at the Coliseum? Apparently so, a federal appeals court has decided in rejecting a petition from the Palmetto State to use the letters on baseball team clothing for the University of South Carolina Fighting Gamecocks. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a decision last year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office review board to recognize the University of Southern California's century-old claim to the logo letters.
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