Regents Form Two-Person Budget Committee

UC Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay by Kenneth Song_for 11.20.2014-8390

Last week, the University of California Board of Regents formed a select advisory committee consisting of Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano to discuss the cost structure of the UC system.

Brown Releases 2015-2016 State Budget Plans

California Governor Jerry Brown, at right, and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, at left, discuss University of Calfiornia 2015-2016 tuition plans at last November’s Regents meeting at UCSF.

Governor Jerry Brown released a $164.7 billion proposed state budget plan for the fiscal year 2015-2016 on Friday, which includes the $120 million increase for the University of California system he committed to in 2011, but not the $100 million the UC Regents said would be necessary to avoid tuition increases approved in November.

A.S. Senate Addresses Budget, IVFP Operations, University Investments

Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting focused on a resolution to approve the A.S. President’s 2014-2015 budget, undercover raids by the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and a plan to promote socially responsible investments of university funds.

Recent Food Bill Dominates A.S. Senate Public Forum

A.S. Senators and students meet in Public Forum to discuss a recent bill.

During Wednesday night’s Associated Students Senate meeting, students came to public forum to voice opposition against a bill that would restrict food budgets, while senators unanimously passed an update to the A.S. elections code and adopted a new official logo.

Brown’s Proposal To Increase School Funding

California Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Thursday, with the proposal including an additional $142.2 million to the University of California.

Regent Talks Address UC Plans, Issues

Along with protests against newly-elected UC president Janet Napolitano, the UC Board of Regents meeting that took place yesterday at the Conference Center in UC San Francisco Mission Bay featured discussion of various issues currently affecting UC campuses, such as the role of information technology services.

A.S. Senate Approves Budget for 2013-2014


During Wednesday night’s 12-hour Associated Students Senate meeting, Senators approved A.S. budget allocations for the 2013-2014 school year. Due to a $50,000 cut in the fund for Boards, Committees, and Commissions and Office of Student Life groups, many student organizations received much less than they were originally allotted this year. Senators proved responsive to students […]

Updated FASFA Application Provides More Options For 2014-15 Students

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced several changes to the language of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, including options for unmarried parents living together and gender neutral terminology. These alterations will first appear on the 2014-15 FAFSA, with options for “Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent),” “Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)” and “unmarried and both parents […]

University Funding Affected by Recent Federal Budget Cuts

Roughly $1 trillion in automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts were enacted March 1 after Washington lawmakers failed to agree upon a satisfactory deal between Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House to reduce $4 trillion from the U.S. deficit. The Sequester, as the cuts are referred to in the U.S. federal budget, seek to diminish the national debt by $1.2 trillion […]

UC Regents Approve Budget for 2013-2014

During the second day of their three-day meeting at UC San Francisco Mission Bay, the UC Board of Regents deliberated on revenue-generating measures such as increasing nonresident undergraduate enrollment and approved their budget for the 2013-14 academic year. Gov. Jerry Brown spoke during the morning proceedings, assessing the current fiscal climate and seeking clarification regarding […]