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University of California debt soars to $17 billion; regents consider new borrowing policy

The University of California’s debt has ballooned to $17.2 billion since the start of the recession, more than doubling as the system borrowed to repair buildings, fund pensions, and build medical centers and student housing....

September 14, 2016

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University of California endowment’s performance ‘bit of a bloodbath’

University of California endowment, Oakland, returned -3.4% in the fiscal year ended June 30, driven by weak returns from its public equity and hedge fund investments, said Jagdeep Singh Bachher, the university's chief investment officer, at a meeting last week....

September 12, 2016

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University of California’s outsourcing is wrong, says U.S. lawmaker

A decision by the University of California to lay off IT employees and send their jobs overseas is under fire from U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) and the IEEE-USA. ...

September 9, 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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Increased enrollment necessitates increased attention, funding

In a system composed of almost a quarter million students and on the verge of adding thousands more, it is easy to feel like just a number. That is why I spoke with concern last week when the UC Board of Regents heard a proposal to enroll an additional 10,000 in-state undergraduate students over the next four years and 600 graduate students by the 2016-17 school year....

December 4, 2015

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UC regents approve plan to add 10,000 in-state undergraduate students by 2018

UC regents on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to increase enrollment of California undergraduates at UC by 5,000 next fall and an additional 5,000 by 2018, despite concerns over whether the university will be able to hire enough professors and provide enough dorm space....

November 19, 2015

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How much more budget wizardry will we demand of UC?

It’s unclear in the short term where the University of California is magically going to put 5,000 more in-state undergraduates and 2,000 more graduate students....

November 19, 2015

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: Regents wrangle over divisive intolerance policy

LOS ANGELES — Students, professors and activists wrangled at a public forum Monday over how best to address intolerance at University of California campuses, with some Jewish groups arguing the schools should adopt a policy with a more precise definition of anti-Semitism and others saying it would stifle free speech. ...

October 26, 2015

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SB 376 demands equal pay for equal work at University of California: Guest commentary

Manipulation and deception are words more often associated with politics than institutions of higher learning....

October 6, 2015

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