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Why UC President Napolitano deserved this unusual rebuke

The still-stunning decision by University of California President Janet Napolitano to interfere with a state audit — by removing and weakening criticism of her office’s performance from individual UC campuses — has gotten the harsh rebuke it deserves....

October 6, 2017

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California has highest poverty rate of all US states, new report finds

California has the highest poverty rate of any U.S. state, according to new statistics released last month by the United States Census Bureau....

October 4, 2017

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New law bans interfering with a state audit, after UC tampering

Anyone who knowingly interferes with the duties of California’s independent state auditor will be fined up to $5,000 under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. ...

October 2, 2017

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The new reality of old age in America

By Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan in Ellsworth, Maine Richard Dever had swabbed the campground shower stalls and emptied 20 garbage cans, and now he climbed slowly onto a John Deere mower to cut a couple acres of grass. “I’m going to work until I die, if I can, because I need the money,” said …...

September 30, 2017

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Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employees

The Supreme Court is poised to deal a sharp blow to the unions that represent millions of teachers and other public employees, announcing Thursday it will consider striking down the mandatory fees that support collective bargaining....

September 28, 2017

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UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition

As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition hike in seven years at the University of California, they hope the extra money will buy a better education....

September 24, 2017

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Housing for 1,350 Graduate Students Opens at UC San Diego

UC San Diego has opened one of the largest graduate student housing complexes in the University of California system in time for the start of the fall quarter....

September 22, 2017

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A $200-million donation threatens to tar UC Irvine’s medical school as a haven for quacks

Consider the following fundamental principles: First, billionaires should be allowed to donate their money however they wish, short of financing criminal enterprises. Second, it’s almost impossible for a university to turn down a nine-figure donation....

September 22, 2017

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Students Rally For Replaced UCLA Valet Workers at Regents Meeting

Around 80 students and workers from several UC campuses staged an action last Wednesday during the public comment portion of this September’s UC Regents meeting, protesting against what they claim has been the mistreatment of hospital valet workers at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Hospital....

September 18, 2017

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UC regents give pay raises to eight chancellors

The University of California Board of Regents has approved 3 percent raises for eight of its 10 chancellors. UCSF Chancellor Samuel Hawgood was the highest-paid campus leader to receive a raise. His salary will increase from $795,675 to $819,545 a year....

September 14, 2017

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