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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, 2...
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UC Imposes Pay Freeze as Losses Mount

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California is imposing a system-wide freeze on salaries of its non-unionized employees due to enormous financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, President Janet Napo...

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...
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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 f...
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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. "It'...
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At UC Merced, a Pipeline for More Diverse Faculty

Alejandra Santoyo is drawn to the thrill of scientific discovery: identifying challenging questions and seeking her own answers. But even after declaring a major in cognitive science, the interdisciplinary study of how the mind works, the UC Merced student sti...