Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UC Office of the President to Investigate UC Davis Chancellor

UC President Janet Napolitano placed UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on administrative leave pending a formal investigation into “allegations concerning whether there have been serious violations of University policy,” the UC Office of the...

UC Campuses to Have Four-week Winter Break Next Year

All UC campuses on the quarter system will extend their winter breaks to four weeks for the 2016–2017 school year. The vacation will now last from Dec. 9, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. The one-week...

UC Berkeley Provost Resigns Amid Allegations of Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case

UC Berkeley and UCLA administrators are facing criticism for their handling of recent sexual misconduct cases involving staff. Most recently, a UC Berkeley executive vacated his position amid uproar for his allegedly soft sentencing...

UC Davis Pays Over $175,000 to Hide Pepper Spray Incident from Internet

UC Davis administration spent at least $175,000 in an attempt to cover up the 2011 incident in which university police pepper sprayed students participating in the Occupy Movement. Campus officials hired consultants to optimize...

19 UC Berkeley Employees Violated Sexual Harassment Policies Over Last Seven Years

The UC Berkeley Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination released information regarding 11 sexual harassment investigations on April 6. With the release of this report, there are currently a total of 19...

UC System Increases Admission Offers to California Residents

The UC Office of the President announced last Monday that the nine undergraduate UC campuses accepted 8,488 more California residents than the previous academic year — an approximate 15-percent increase. According to an April 4...

Auditor Claims UC System Lowered Academic Standards for Nonresidents

The University of California system lowered admissions standards for nonresident applicants during recent years in order to receive more funding from out-of-state tuition, California State Auditor Elaine Howle reported. The March 29 report concludes...

Winter Quarter Recap: Top News Stories Across the UC System

UC System Divests $25 Million from Private Prison Industry December 18, 2015 The University of California divested $25 million worth of its shares from the nation’s two largest private prison corporations: Corrections Corporation of America and...

UC Berkeley Agrees to Hire Subcontracted Workers After Threats of Boycott

UC Berkeley announced that it would offer employment to nearly 100 workers contracted to work on the campus through private companies on Mar. 18. The decision came after threats of a “speaker’s boycott” from...

UC Regents Condemns Anti-Semitism in Revision of Discrimination Guidelines

The UC Board of Regents voted to amend the University of California’s Statement of Principles Against Intolerance to include a condemnation of anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism at last Wednesday’s Regents meeting. However, the committee...