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Legislators Have Plan to Combat ‘Varsity Blues’ UC Admissions Fraud Scandal

In the wake of the "Varsity Blues" admissions scandals and a scathing state auditor report on the University of California process, two assemblymembers are calling for more transparency. Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) plans to introduce a bill that would requiring "a fair and impartial admission process" and training for admission...

University of California System Names 1st Black President

SAN FRANCISCO — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system's 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities,...

Lawsuit: California Universities Owe Virus-Related Refunds

LOS ANGELES — The California State University and the University of California systems were sued Monday by students demanding refunds of some campus fees since the virus pandemic closed schools and forced learning online. The class-action lawsuits, filed in federal courts in Los Angeles and Oakland, say that the systems...

Fighting COVID-19: UC Medical Centers Launch Clinical Trial to Assess Antiviral Drug

Four University of California medical centers — San Diego, San Francisco, Irvine, and Davis — have begun recruiting participants for a Phase III clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult patients with COVID-19 with remdesivir. GV Wire reached out to UC San Diego for an interview,...

Groups Threaten to Sue UC Over SAT, ACT Use

A coalition of California students and community groups is threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from its admissions requirements, arguing that the tests favor wealthy, white students at the expense of poorer black and Hispanic students. Lawyers representing three students,...

California to Let College Athletes Make Money, Defying NCAA

SACRAMENTO — Defying the NCAA, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students...

Why Gov. Newsom Should Veto SB 24, the Chemical Abortion Bill

Senate Bill 24 would require California’s public universities to provide the chemical method of abortion to college women. It would be a needless expansion of the practice of abortion, and Gov. Gavin Newsom should veto it. This measure would not be a wise investment. The Department of Finance points this out in its...

UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Plans to Step Down

SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents in Los Angeles. "My time at UC has been deeply gratifying and rewarding. I have been honored and inspired...

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