UC Gets Greener
Across the ten campuses, the UC system accrued $21 million in energy cost savings by constructing green buildings. The University of California’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified projects apply methods that lead to energy savings, water conservation, carbon emissions reductions and other environmentally friendly practices.
Record-breaking Applicants for UC
The University of California received 142,235 undergraduate applications for Fall 2011 for a total of a 6.1% increase. Data also indicates that applicants from many different ethnic groups increased: Chicano/Latino applicants increased 18%, Asian applicants increased by 5%, African-American applicants increased by 2.3% and white applicants increased by 1.5%.
36 University Executives Request Increased Pension Benefits
The University of California faces deficits and cuts to funding—which may include Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed $500 million in cuts. The pension benefits requested by the 36 university executives would about to $51 million in retroactive benefits and a $5.5 million annual cost for implementing the policy.