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UC Study Abroad Suspends Spring Hong Kong Program, Citing Safety Concerns

All of the UC students currently in Hong Kong are attending one of three schools: University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong or Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution Proposing a Ban on Toxic Herbicides Use at UCSB, UC System

The resolution was authored by On-Campus Senator Austin Foreman and Off-Campus Senator Tianna White.
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“Our struggles as students are intertwined with the struggles of workers”: A.S. Senate Endorses Upcoming AFSCME Strike

The Senate’s resolution also asks Chancellor Henry T. Yang to write a letter to several UC institutions to express support for AFSCME 3299 contract demands.
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Supreme Court Begins University of California DACA Arguments

The lawsuit alleges the Trump administration rescinded the program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim,” and that its removal is “unconstitutional, unjust, and unlawful.”
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AFSCME Files Six New Unfair Labor Practice Complaints Against UC, Plans To Strike Nov. 13

The UC's largest workers union filed six new unfair labor practice complaints against the university system on Nov. 1 and plans to strike on Nov. 13.
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Academic Researchers United, UC Announce Tentative Contract

The negotiation was not seamless; just last month, ARU created a petition demanding an end to bargaining delays. 
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Congressman Carbajal Pushes for Pell Grant Award Increase

The bill aims to “give middle-class families access to the maximum Federal Pell Grant” and “increase college transparency.”
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Community Leaders and Students Discuss Basic Needs at On-Campus Town Hall Event

Students directed questions about basic needs — which encompass housing, food insecurity and money — to a panel of five members.
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Gov. Newsom Signs “Abortion Pill” Bill Into Law

A similar bill, Senate Bill 320, made it through the California State Assembly and Senate last year before it was vetoed by former Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Encouraging Voter Turnout & Education Into Law

The bill aims to enhance voter registration by directing campuses to hire civic and voter empowerment coordinators to develop a civic and voter empowerment action plan.
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Gov. Newsom Signs New Senate Bill to End UC’s “Wage Theft” Exemption

The bill mandates that the UC pay its nearly 140,000 employees on their regularly scheduled payday.
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Ten Takeaways From UC Payroll Data

The unabridged list of employee payroll information can be found on the UCOP website.
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UC Student Governments Call for Divestment of Thirty Meter Telescope Project

The letter asks the UC to cease funding for TMT and for any faculty or staff working on the project to “speak out against the exploitation of Mauna Kea.” 
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UC Academic Researchers Sign Petition Calling on Administration To End Contract Delays

ARU obtained signatures from over 2,200 members across the UC campuses for the petition.
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Upcoming Year Will Be UC President Napolitano’s Last In Office

Napolitano, who announced her decision at the UC Regents meeting at UC Los Angeles, took over as UC president after former President Mark Yudof resigned in 2013.
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