UC 411:


Holistic Approach to Admissions
More students than ever are applying for an undergraduate education at the University of California, but as a result of budget cuts, UC campuses are reducing the number of admissions.  On the agenda for this week’s Board of Regents’ meeting was a discussion of whether or not a holistic approach to admissions would be universally applied throughout the UC system.  This holistic approach would ensure a human being reads an application (as opposed to computers reading the applications and making decisions).

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/20/3337375/uc-wants-all-student-applications.html

See result: 11:30AM, https://ucregentlive.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/liveblog-jan-regents-meeting-day-2/

Yudof Disagrees with 36 Executives’ Pension Increase Request
Federal tax rules cap retirement benefits based on a percentage of the first $245,000 in income—which means that if someone makes more than that, it doesn’t matter.  However, in 2007 an exception was granted by the I.R.S.  UC President Mark Yudof and Chairman Russell Gould asserted that though this exemption was granted, the university was not obligated to apply the retroactive benefits.  The signatories of  the letter requesting these pension increases allege that in 1999, the regents approved the pension changes, provided the federal government granted an exception.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/01/05/california_pension_fight_politically_tough_for_yudof

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One response to “UC 411:

  1. We’ll see if the pension issue goes to court.

    Contrary to UC’s wealthiest administrators however, students cannot really use the courts to make UC accountable for its own policies:

    http://committeeonstudentfees.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/thoughts-on-the-executive-pension-fight-can-students-force-change-through-the-courts/

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