UC News

This Week in UC News 1/29 – 2/6

Our column “UC News” showcases the top stories of the week from other UC student newspapers in our weekly print edition and online.
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UC Academic Senate Recommends UC Admissions Continue Requiring Standardized Testing

The Academic Senate supports the use of standardized testing because it is unclear how altering the standardized testing policy will affect the admissions process as a whole.
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UC Merced Urges UC Regents Special Committee at Town Hall Meeting to Consider Their Needs in Selecting Next UC President

As many speakers came to speak before the board, they expressed concerns over the campus’s financial needs and its capability to fund the needed educational growth. 
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UCSB To Undergo Building Upgrades To Meet Earthquake Safety Standards

Plans for the upgrades are not yet complete, so it is not known what aspects of UCSB life will be affected yet.
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A.S. Senate Passes Resolution to Mandate Negotiations for Project Labor Agreements for Campus Construction Workers

The bill contains a provision which calls for the Senate to pass a resolution of no confidence in the university should a UCSB office “interfere with the enactment of this bill."
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This Week in UC News 1/23 – 1/29

Our column “UC News” showcases the top stories of the week from other UC student newspapers in our weekly print edition and online.
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UC Regents Hold Town Hall at UC Berkeley To Discuss Selection Of New UC President

Students, staff and faculty took to the floor to share the characteristics they are looking for in a president, along with policies they hope the new president will implement.
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AFSCME Patient Care Workers Reach Tentative Contract With UC After Three Years of Negotiations

AFSCME reached a tentative contract agreement with the university for its 16,000 patient care workers less than a week after it reached an agreement for a contract for its service workers.
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UC Regents Discuss Title IX, Review UC Handling of Sexual Misconduct Cases

The discussion around Title IX focused on cases of sexual misconduct and violence on UC campuses and what the UC Title IX offices have done to address the issue. 
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In Photos | UCSB Graduate Students Hold Demonstration Over Cost of Living Adjustment

Dozens of UCSB graduate students held a “sick-out” on Wednesday in solidarity with striking graduate students at UCSC, who are demanding a cost-of-living adjustment.
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UCSB Grad Students Hold Demonstration in Solidarity with UC Santa Cruz Over Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Organizers said that the “sick-out” was meant to draw attention to the COLA movement and gather support from graduate and undergraduate students who may not be aware of the movement.
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Three Years Later, AFSCME Service Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With UC

The UC's largest union reached a tentative four-year contract agreement. AFSCME has been negotiating for a new contract since 2017.
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Newsom’s Proposed Budget Allocates $217.7 Million to UC System

The budget, which allocates $36 billion for higher education across the state, offers a 5% increase in “base” resources for UC campuses and funding for specific programs on UC campuses.
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Graduate Students to Call in Sick on Wednesday in Support of UCSC Strike for Cost of Living Adjustment

UCSB graduate students, on average, would need an additional $1133.57 for their rent to equal 30% of their income, according to an informal UCSB GSA survey.
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UC Regents Postpone Tuition Vote After Students Raise Concerns

The UC Regents will discuss two different potential models of tuition hikes at its Wednesday meeting.
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