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University of California wants tuition hike or $100 million funding increase

California State University San Jose

University of California president Janet Napolitano would once again off a proposed educational cost climb if the state builds subsidizing by $100 million one year from now, a representative said, the most recent in an exceptionally open fight over advanced education in the most crowded U.s. state. Napolitano, the previous U.s. Country Security boss, has been attempting to get Democratic ... Read More »

Universities admitting more out-of-state freshmen

University of California Santa Cruz

By Katy Murphy As more California high school seniors fight for spaces at popular UC campuses, the universities have flung open their doors to students from other states and countries, more than tripling the ranks of out-of-state freshmen in the past five years. Freshmen from outside the Golden State now make up almost 30 percent of their class at UC ... Read More »

Californian public universities accept more Latinos than whites for Fall 2014

University of California Santa Cruz

The University of California system has achieved a new milestone by admitting more Latino students than whites for fall 2014. Nearly 40 percent of California’s population is Latino. According to admissions data, about 17,589 Latino students have been approved for freshmen at one of the UC nine undergraduate campuses compared to 16,378 whites. Asian Americans comprised of 36 percent of ... Read More »

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 »

Majority of California high school grads ineligible for California public universities

university of southern california

Some districts changing graduation requirements Fewer than 4 in 10 students are meeting the minimum requirement to be eligible for a California public university, fueling worries that the state will have a shortage of college-educated workers. To be eligible for a University of California or California State University campus, high school students need 15 classes with a C or better, ... Read More »

Elite California Universities Partner to Recruit Minorities in STEM

University of California Berkeley

By Lydia Lum University of California, Berkeley doctoral student Sidney Hill is certain that his career lies in science. Hill’s love for science dates back to first grade when, during a presentation, he explained to classmates the differences between a solid, a liquid and gas. He remains uncertain, however, of whether to pursue job opportunities in academia or industry. Next ... Read More »

California universities may see return of affirmative action

University of California San Diego

Patrick Chen will never forget the cautionary tales he heard before sending in his University of California application. “I remember how there was a myth even as I was applying to college that my ethnicity would disadvantage me in getting into UC,” said Chen, a 22-year-old who serves on the board of UCI’s Asian Pacific Student Association. But the fifth-year ... Read More »

University of California regents debate lifting tuition freeze

University of California Santa Cruz

Facing a budget shortfall of more than a hundred million dollars, the University of California Board of Regents expressed doubts at its bimonthly meeting that it could sustain the current tuition freeze for students. “Obviously, none of us want to increase tuition,” board chairman Bruce D. Varner said. But realistically, “we will need to have increases that make sense” going ... Read More »

Affirmative action proposal for California universities runs into Asian-American opposition

University of California Santa Cruz

By Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. A planned referendum sailed through the state Senate in ... Read More »

Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning

Stanford

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN President John Hennessy joined UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks in Berkeley last Friday for the opening Q&A of a two-day online education summit, “How Technology Impacts the Pedagogy and Economics of Residential Higher Education.” Higher education is in a “period of great experimentation” in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in ... Read More »

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