UC News

Majority of Fall Quarter Classes To Be Held Remotely, Tuition and Student Fees Will Not Change

Any student who wishes to continue learning entirely remotely will be given the option to do so.
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UC Reaches Open-Access Publishing Deal With Springer Nature

The new deal comes just over a year after the UC walked away from its 20-year partnership with Elsevier over disagreements surrounding the UC’s push for open-access research articles.
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UC Regents Endorse Repeal of Affirmative Action Ban

In order to appear on the California ballot in November, the amendment to repeal Proposition 209 must pass through the California State Senate with two-thirds approval. 
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UC Academics Explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and Greater Themes During “The Fire This Time: Race at Boiling Point”

The webinar featured prominent speakers who discussed the greater themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and institutionalized racism.
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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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