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New wave of tuition hikes proposed for California universities

university of southern california

By Marko Leone and Clodomiro Puentes Over the past several weeks, the University of California Board of Regents has proposed tuition hikes in light of projected budget shortfalls. Despite California Governor Jerry Brown’s 5 percent increase in funding, the budget proposed by the UC Regents in November was short $124 million. Rejecting Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal, which included no funding ... Read More »

Four California universities among world’s top 10, survey says

University of California system

California universities once again scored highly in an annual ranking based on the reputation of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced. Harvard topped the list, followed by MIT, Stanford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, ... Read More »

Four California Universities Among Top 10 for Research


Four California universities find themselves ranked among the top ten in the world for research purposes. The Great Britain-based “Times Higher Education” magazine has sent out its annual ranking of schools based on the reputation of world research universities. Stanford was placed third on the list, with U.C. Berkeley coming in sixth. Caltech was ninth while UCLA rounded out the ... Read More »

California’s elite universities join to increase faculty diversity in the sciences

University of California Berkeley

By Katy Murphy A new consortium of elite California universities plans to increase the diversity of science and engineering faculty, starting with graduate students. Led by UC Berkeley, the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate — which also includes UCLA, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University — aims to encourage more minority students to complete their Ph.Ds ... Read More »

California university eyes $500 increase of student fees to compensate for budget deficit


Academic success for students at Sonoma State University in California is going to be a costly venture, as university officials mull a $500 increase in student fees aimed to increase students’ achievement.  Called the Academic Success fee, university administrators are looking to pile an additional $250 per semester on top of campus fees, The Press Democrat, a local newspaper, reported. ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes