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Op-Ed

Inequality is rampant on UC campuses

For generations, Californians have led efforts to address economic and social inequality in America. In Congress and the courts, we've fought to close the gap between rich and poor, white and black and men and women. ...

April 4, 2018

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UC chancellors who resign routinely get big parachutes at executive-level pay

By Diana Lambert Within days of each other, UC Davis and UC Berkeley disclosed this summer their former chancellors would retain high salaries after having stepped down as embattled campus leaders. At Davis, Linda P.B. Katehi will become an engineering professor in September at a salary of $318,200 over nine months, the rough equivalent of …...

August 20, 2017

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UC owes $1.3 million to thousands of underpaid employees

The University of California has reached a $1.3 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over a payroll issue that resulted in thousands of non-academic employees being routinely underpaid by small dollar amounts on each paycheck....

August 11, 2017

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California universities vow to defy Trump on immigration

California’s public university systems are drawing a line in the sand with President-elect Donald Trump over his policies on illegal immigration, vowing not to cooperate with law enforcement officials who may seek to deport undocumented students on their campuses....

November 30, 2016

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UC Davis’ Katehi gets $424,360 ‘parachute’ common for university presidents

After resigning Tuesday as UC Davis chancellor under a cloud of controversy, Linda P.B. Katehi will take advantage of a University of California perk that allows campus leaders to receive chancellor-level pay with few responsibilities for one year....

August 10, 2016

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Op-Ed

Union calls for reasonable reform at UC

As a widening scandal involving misuse of public funds and other ethical breaches by its top brass grips the University of California, The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board criticized UC’s largest employee union for advocating greater scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest at UC (“Let’s step back from UC Davis turmoil”; May 1). The board also criticized AFSCME Local 3299 for legislation that would encourage UC elites to stop squandering public funds on private contractors that exploit low-wage workers. ...

May 9, 2016

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California’s Public Records Act intended to ensure openness, not provide excuses

Is it legitimate for a public institution to stall public record act requests in the heat of ongoing media coverage of a controversy?...

April 9, 2016

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Auditor: UC referrals show out-of-state students displace residents

Do qualified resident applicants to the University of California get turned away from their school of choice and referred to the campus at Merced because out-of-state students are taking their spots?...

April 6, 2016

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University of California funds generous home loans for faculty

When UC Berkeley law school professor Mark Gergen was considering a move from Texas in 2007, the biggest factor in his decision was the quality of the institution....

April 3, 2016

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State auditor blasts University of California over tuition policy

The University of California did not sufficiently reduce its costs before turning to out-of-state and international students to increase revenues, the state auditor concluded in a new report released Tuesday....

March 29, 2016

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