UC News

Breaking: UCSB Graduate Students Vote To Begin Full Strike on Thursday for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

UCSB 4 COLA is calling for a monthly amount of $1,807.51.
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UCGPC President Says Napolitano Meeting Is Not To Negotiate a COLA

Strobel described the incident as a “misunderstanding” and said that UCGPC meets with Napolitano on a yearly basis.
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UC Regents Release Implementation Guidelines To “Generally” Prohibit Outsourcing

According to Andrew Gordon, UC Office of the President (UCOP) spokesperson, the new guidelines are effective immediately. 
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Graduate Students Occupy Cheadle Hall Until Midnight, Rally for COLA and University Support of UCSC Strikers

Graduate students from advocacy group UCSB 4 COLA organized the sit-in in response to a call for solidarity from UCSC graduate students.
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In Photos | “UC, UC, you’re no good, pay your workers like you should”: UCSB Graduate Students Rally In Solidarity With UCSC

Live coverage of the Cheadle Hall occupation can be viewed on Twitter at @dailynexus.
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Graduate Students To Occupy Cheadle Hall All Day Friday For Cost-of-Living Adjustment

In addition to supporting the UCSC cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) movement, UCSB graduate students are fighting for their own COLA of $1,807.51 a month. 
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Janet Napolitano, UCSC Administration Warn of Termination to Striking UCSC Graduate Students

Napolitano said the UC would not re-open the union’s current contract nor would it agree to a COLA in addition to the current contract.
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Across UC System, Graduate Students Unite for COLA Movement

At the root of the UC COLA movements is the concept of rent burden; students’ rent burdens vary, but across the UC, organizers have been using it to calculate COLAs specific to their universities. 
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This Week in UC News 2/06-2/13

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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UCSB Graduate Students Present Demands for Cost-of-Living Adjustment

UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles and UC Davis graduate students also held rallies yesterday in support of a COLA at their respective universities. 
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In Photos | UCSB Graduate Students Present COLA Demands Amidst UC-Wide Rallies

The actions at UCSB are also  part of a greater UC-wide cost of living adjustment movement.
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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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