The University of California is set to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall.
According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.
The University of California Regents on Wednesday voted to endorse the governor’s tax plan, and contingent on its passing, to freeze next year’s undergraduate tuition costs, as well as put into place fee increases for professional programs system-wide.
The controversial University Village Mixed Use Project would include a senior housing complex, mixed retail center and Whole Foods Market.
The president of the University of California will not request a hike in tuition.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California’s public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November.
The UC system is scrambling to shore up its pension fund as it prepares for a wave of retirements and tackles a roughly $10 billion unfunded liability.
Protesters have disrupted a University of California board meeting where officials are discussing a tuition increase to help close its budget shortfall.
University of California students could face significantly higher tuition if the state doesn’t increase funding and voters don’t approve the governor’s tax initiative.
The University of California is reporting a big jump in the percentage of out-of-state students who have been admitted for undergraduate study.