Saving the Public University


Professor Christopher Newfield discusses the ways in which the public and public universities can increase educational quality and affordability

Study Finds UC Workers Are Underpaid

Photo courtesy of Teamsters Local 2010

According to initial reports from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released two weeks ago, sponsored by Teamsters Local 2010, a majority of University of California union workers receive wages less than the basic one-adult, one-child family’s yearly budget.

UC To Provide Electricity to Five Campuses

The Storke Tower is illuminated by various sources of light as fairly heavy rain descended upon the campus on Wednesday. (Photo by John Clow)

The University of California, a registered Electrical Service Provider (ESP) as of March 2014, will begin providing electricity to five of its campuses and three of its medical centers this month through Direct Access of the Wholesale Power Program.

Regents Talk Athletic Coach Bonuses, Budget

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

The University of California Regents convened at UC San Francisco for the second day of their January meetings Thursday morning to discuss Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal and approval of a new bonus policy for UC athletic coaches.

Overheard in Isla Vista

Hello boys and girls, welcome back to the first week of 2015.

Brown Appoints Gareth Elliot to UC Board of Regents

Governor Jerry Brown appointed California Legislative Secretary Gareth Elliott as the newest member of the UC Board of Regents last Friday.

UCSB Group Suggests Sony Cyberattack Not Committed By N. Korea

Researchers of the Computer Security Group at UCSB have recently suggested that the Nov. 24 cyberattacks on Sony Pictures were not committed by the state of North Korea, as claimed by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Gaucho Health Insurance Most Expensive at the UC

Santa Barbara’s high cost of health care coupled with the wide range of services offered by Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) mean undergraduate students pay more for health insurance than students attending any other campus at the UC.

House of Cards Editor Speaks at Pollock Theater

In continuation of the Pollock Theater series “Focus On: The Editor,” House of Cards editor Byron Smith, gave a lecture Thursday on the importance of the editor in the process of producing an online television series.

Students To Attend Regents Meeting at UCSF

The Associated Students Office of the President and External Vice President of Statewide Affairs (EVPLA) is providing transportation and housing for 24 selected students to voice their opinions on a proposed tuition increase at the meeting of the UC Board of Regents at UCSF Mission Bay this Wednesday.