UC News

Thirty Meter Telescope Has Received $68M From UC in Past Six Years

The financial report was obtained through a California Public Records Act from Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley and details the UC’s contributions to TMT from October 2014 to February 2020. 
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UC Fully Divests from Fossil Fuels, Sells $1 Billion in Assets

Going forward, the UC Investments team is committed to growing its investments in sustainable practices such as renewable energy, waste conversion, sustainable agriculture and technology.
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Breaking: UCEAP Suspends All Fall 2020 Study Abroad Programs

Students will not be charged withdrawal or cancellation fees and will have the option to either transfer their applications to the spring or apply for the Fall 2021 term. 
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UC Regents Committee Drafts Plans To Reduce UC Food and Housing Insecurity by 2022

The UC has currently been allocated $260 million through the federal C.A.R.E.S. act, $130 million of which was allocated to campuses for the distribution of emergency grants for students.
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Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UCSB Alumnus, Named UC Merced’s Fourth Chancellor

Early in his career, Muñoz worked as a secondary school teacher, a community college advisor and served as a Marine.
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UC Suspends ACT and SAT in Admissions

If a new test has not been implemented by 2025, the testing requirement for California students will be eliminated altogether.
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Gov. Newsom Proposes 10% Reduction in UC Funding To Direct Toward Coronavirus Relief

January’s budget proposal had originally included $18.1 billion in total for higher education. But on Thursday, that number shrank to $16.3 billion.
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Newly Narrowed Title IX Regulations To Affect UCSB and the UC System

The regulations were approved by Secretary DeVos on May 6 and must be implemented at all educational institutions that receive federal funding by August 2020.
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President Napolitano Recommends Suspension of SAT and ACT

The ACT and SAT would be optional for two years, with testing requirements eliminated completely for two years after that.
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UC Davis Student Sues the UC Over Spring-Term Student Fees in Class-Action Lawsuit

Students who have paid “any fees” to the UC for this spring term are included in the lawsuit and will have their student fees reimbursed if the court sides with the plaintiff.
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UC Santa Cruz COLA Strikers To Submit Withheld Fall and Winter Grades

Around 80 UCSC graduate students who were dismissed from their spring TA positions are still without work.
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University of California Announces No Intention To Adjust Tuition Fees

Tuition is set at a UC-wide level, and individual campuses do not have the authority to change it.
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UCEAP Suspends All Spring and Summer Study Abroad Programs

It’s unclear how many students are still currently abroad, either due to travel restrictions or their personal desire to stay abroad.
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UC Will Not Fire “Career Employees” Due To Coronavirus Through End of June

Napolitano clarified that this does not mean that there will not be cutbacks on hours or layoffs for staff as part of “typical student and career employee summer staffing" adjustments.
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UC Relaxes Admission Requirements Due to Coronavirus-Related Challenges

The measures are temporary but could apply to students affected by the coronavirus pandemic “for future years as applicable,” according to the press release. 
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