California

Californians Reject Community College Measure

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Proposal -- on which higher ed in the state was split -- would have set aside funds for 2-year institutions and cut tuition. Universities feared impact on their budgets.

New College of California Is on Deathbed

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Nontraditional institution appears to have run out of time and money -- and many there are preparing for the end.

A Loyalty Oath Firing in 2008

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Instructor at Cal State East Bay loses position after trying to amend required statement.

At U. of California, a Systemic Governance Crisis

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Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.

From Bay Area to Red Sea

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UC Berkeley and Stanford announce agreements worth $28 and $25 million, respectively, with a Saudi university under construction.

Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

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U. of California taps esteemed Texas chancellor as president and unveils plans for smaller central office. But critics say board chair's backdoor search process proves regents don't respect university governance.

Yudof 'Right Guy at the Right Time' for UC System

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It is hardly uncommon for officials at organizations that have just hired new leaders to express great enthisiasm about the men or women they've just selected. It's a little rarer, though, when those expressions of satisfaction also ring loudly with wonderment, as if the organization is almost surprised by its good fortune in lassoing the candidate. And rarer still when the organization is widely viewed as a preeminent one that is accustomed to getting what it wants.

Early Earful from UC's New Chief

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California's New Community College Chief

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The California Community College system selected its leader last week: State Senator Jack Scott, a two-time community college president (at Pasadena City and Cypress Colleges) and lawmaker since 1997.

Loyalty Oath Compromise

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After 2 cases in which instructors lost jobs for refusing to sign, Cal State agrees to permit explanatory statements that will allow those with some religious beliefs to comply with state requirement.

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