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Report calls for new UC campus governing model

A group of top UC administrators, including UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and former UC Provost C. Judson King, have published a report calling for increased autonomy for UC campuses. The report urges the...

Ban on death penalty qualifies for Nov. ballot

A measure that would replace capital punishment with a life sentence without the possibility of parole has qualified for California’s November ballot. The growing number of individuals who want to repeal the state’s capital...

UC Davis police chief resigns amid release of critical report

On April 19, Lieutenant Matthew Carmichael was sworn into office as the UC Davis interim police chief in succession of retired Police Chief Annette Spicuzzi. Spicuzzi resigned just a week after the release of...

UC Berkeley officials call upon occupiers to leave farmland

In protest of plans to build a Whole Foods Market and senior housing facility on a portion of UC Berkeley-owned land, members of the Occupy movement have established numerous tent encampments on the property....

Bug sensor earns UCR professor $300,000 prize

Computer Science and Engineering Professor Eamonn Keogh has been awarded $300,000 to help support his creation of a wireless bug sensor that can help protect food crops from natural pests and insects. Keogh won...

Accused ASUCR senators address Leg Con scandal

Last Wednesday’s ASUCR senate meeting revolved around Senators Esther Hwang and Albert Yum’s digressions from their lobbying duties on a university-funded trip to Washington D.C. The meeting’s public forum period lasted nearly two hours...

ASUCR candidates gain exposure from public debates

The themes of transparency, accountability and awareness were among the most prominent discussion points during last week’s ASUCR debates at the Bell Tower. Nearly a dozen ASUCR senatorial candidates were in attendance to elaborate...

UCSD takes steps toward preventing racial harassment on campus

On April 13, UC San Diego announced a series of initiatives that it will take to prevent racial harassment incidents such as 2010’s infamous Compton Cookout. The creation of a community outreach program and...

UC experiences surge in out-of-state admissions

As revealed by the UC Office of the President on Feb. 27, a record total of 80,289 students were offered admission to the University of California for Fall 2012. Out of that number, 61,443...

Santa Monica College trustees abandon two-tier payment proposal

The Board of Trustees at Santa Monica College (SMC) have voted to abandon their plans for a two-tier tuition plan in which high-demand courses would be offered at higher prices. Facing overcrowding and limited...