As the University of California prepares to welcome former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as its next president, the college system’s governing board is being asked to consider renovating the vacant mansion that housed many of Napolitano’s predecessors.
Lawmakers have ordered an audit of the University of California, Berkeley and three other state college campuses after complaints that sexual assault allegations were ignored.
University of California medical center workers in San Francisco and several other cities statewide began a two-day strike Tuesday.
In his pursuit to hold down the cost of a college education in California, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday asked the University of California to identify which factors have the greatest effect on campus graduation rates.
Outgoing University of California President Mark Yudof, while saying he is optimistic, told a San Francisco audience Tuesday that the university faces several challenges, and funding isn’t the only one.
A fire broke out at a building on the University of California, Berkeley campus Saturday morning.
UC officials said Friday that the number of students applying to UC’s nine undergraduate campuses rose 8.6 percent to 174,767. That includes freshman and transfer applicants applying for fall 2013.
University of California leaders say the 10-campus system can avoid raising undergraduate tuition this fall if UC gets the funding increase proposed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.
The governor is ultimately looking to make the university system a more efficient one, keeping costs down while also getting students out in a timely fashion.
The University of California, Berkeley says a $1 million gift will help provide scholarships to nearly 200 students who are illegal immigrants.