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SFChronicle: UC’s new motto: Take the money and run

Debra J. Saunders

By Debra J. Saunders
Updated 3:39 pm, Friday, December 5, 2014

When Gov. Jerry Brown was pushing Proposition 30 in 2012, he sold his measure with the promise that the income and sales tax increases in his measure would put off sharp tuition increases in the UC and CSU systems. Sacramento increased state funding for the University of California and California State University by 5 percent annually for two years, then 4 percent annually for the next two years. Budget documents heralded a four-year deal that would keep tuition flat.

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LATimes: Cal State funding talks include scenario of turning away freshmen

California State University

By Carla Rivera
November 25, 2014

The University of California’s decision to raise tuition generated much controversy.

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DailyBulletin: CSUSB study highlights public perception of Inland Empire economy

California State University - San Bernardino

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 07/22/14, 9:47 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

Upland resident Mirella Lozano has hope.

Despite being unemployed for five years, he’s optimistic about San Bernardino County’s job market.

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The PE: CAL STATE: Plans announced to hire 700 faculty

California State University

The San Bernardino campus would add about 20 new positions over the next two years

Published: June 2, 2014 Updated: 10:29 p.m.

The Cal State system plans to hire up to 700 full-time teachers as part of an effort to increase graduation rates and ease wait times for high-demand classes, a CSU official said Monday.

To read story by Lauren Williams in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

VVDailyPress: Reddy puts $40 million into nonprofit medical school

Prem Reddy

Dr, Prem Reddy

California University of Science and Medicine expects to welcome first class in 2016
April 14, 2014 12:59 PM
BROOKE SELF, STAFF WRITER

COLTON • A local group of doctors and community officials announced plans Monday to develop a privately-funded, nonprofit medical school in Colton.

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DailyBulletin: Report shows Inland Empire manufacturing sectors slowing

By From Staff Reports
Posted: 04/01/14, 5:22 PM PDT |

For the first time since August, a closely watched index of the Inland Empire’s business climate has dropped below 50, a possible sign that the region’s manufacturing is slowing a bit.

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California State University

By Josh Dulaney, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/01/14, 10:20 PM PST |

Top administrators for the California State University system warned legislators that years of budget cutbacks have left a $1.8 billion backlog of needed critical repairs and upgrades on campuses throughout the state.

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SacBee: Senate passes measure asking voters to repeal Prop. 209

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 30, 2014

Democrats in the California Senate used their two-thirds supermajority Thursday to pass a measure that would ask voters if they want to repeal the state’s ban on race- and gender-based preferences in government hiring and contracting and university admissions.

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The Sun: 860 Cal State San Bernardino students receive diplomas at commencement

CSUSB Graduation

Graduates congratulate themselves during the Cal State San Bernardino commencement ceremony at Coussoulis Arena on campus Saturday. (Photos by James Carbone)

By Staff report
Posted: 12/07/13, 5:53 PM PST |

San Bernardino >> Hundreds of Cal State San Bernardino students received a major holiday gift on Saturday: a diploma.

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VVDailyPress: Reddy makes $500K donation to CSUSB

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December 06, 2013 4:03 PM
Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO • Cal State San Bernardino’s nursing lab will be renamed the Dr. Prem Reddy Nursing Laboratory after Reddy made a $500,000 donation to the university’s nursing program, according to a CSUSB news release.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Two bills bring reality to California colleges

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – 6:18 am

The faculties and administrators of California’s public institutions of higher learning often display a certain disdain for the real world.

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California State University

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 – 8:18 am

Young, healthy people are the targets, crucial to the success of the nation’s new federal health care law. They rarely see a doctor and would pay premiums for years to come. Their money would help cover the care of older and sicker customers.

And one of the largest experiments to educate and ultimately enroll them is underway in California.

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The Sun: Cal State SB economic study shows conflicting trends

California State University - San Bernardino

By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 09/03/13, 6:00 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

A report that takes the pulse of the region’s manufacturing economy pinpoints potential trends that could threaten the area’s recovery.

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The Sun: Shel Bockman, Co-founder of economic-research institute at CSUSB, dies

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Ryan Carter, City Editor
Posted: 07/29/2013 07:46:51 PM PDT

Shel Bockman, who in 1985 was one of a trio of Cal State San Bernardino faculty to establish the Institute of Applied Research, beginning a regular series of reports that measured the business climate of San Bernardino, died Saturday after a long illness.

He was 77.

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Inland Manufacturing - May 2013

Respondents rating the county’s economy as “Excellent” or “Good.” (Courtesy graphic – Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino)

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/03/2013 11:27:41 AM PDT
Updated: 06/03/2013 11:55:31 PM PDT

Continued growth is predicted for San Bernardino and Riverside counties’ economies.

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The PE: UC RIVERSIDE: Medical school money in health care turf war mix

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UCR’s med school funding, others, must compete with plans to expand treatment duties for non-physicians

April 19, 2013; 05:51Com PM

SACRAMENTO — Supporters of spending $15 million in state money on a medical school at UC Riverside point to a critical need for primary-care doctors as the federal Affordable Care Act kicks in next year.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Dan Walters: CSU plunges overboard into politics

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California State University system has traditionally been the steady workhorse of California higher education, generating the engineers, teachers, accountants and middle-managers that any society needs.

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By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/26/2012 09:58:23 PM PDT

When Elizabeth Zamora received a letter from Cal State Dominguez Hills stating that her application for the fall semester was on hold pending the outcome of Proposition 30, the prospective student said she was shocked.

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InlandPolitics: Derry to speak at Cal. State San Bernardino

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

The California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting a private discussion with San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor, Neil Derry. The discussion, titled “Setting the Table”, is to be held on the CSUSB campus in the Santos Manuel Student Union Theater on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at 6:00p.m.

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The Sun: As CSU campus budgets drop, university presidents get big raises

By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/06/2012 03:33:10 PM PDT

Like many college students, Cal State Northridge junior Jocelyn Silva is stressed over her rising tuition and mounting student debt.

The 22-year-old gender studies major, who comes from a working-class family in Fillmore, said she’s even considered taking a year off from school so she can work full time and save money. | More stories: CSU Dominguez Hills | CSU San Bernardino | Cal Poly Pomona | CSUN | Community colleges

LATimes: CSU board OKs tuition increase — good only if Prop. 30 fails

Trustees vote 11 to 3 for the 5% tuition hike that would raise $58 million in 2012-13. If the Prop. 30 tax-increase measure fails, CSU faces a $250-million loss.

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for next year — contingent upon voters rejecting a tax hike measure on the November ballot.

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DailyBulletin: CSU trustees to vote on 5% tuition hike in January if tax measure fails

By Kelley Puente Staff Writer
Created: 09/16/2012 06:09:06 PM PDT

LONG BEACH – The Cal State University Board of Trustees this week will consider yet another hike in student tuition and other budget solutions in anticipation of a $250 million loss in state funding.

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By Ed Mendel
Monday, September 17, 2012

What CalSTRS regards as its “most significant reform issue” was not in the pension reform bill signed by Gov. Brown last week. But a long-sought first step toward closing a huge gap in the teachers’ pension fund is in a companion measure.

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LATimes: Cal State applicants to get warning letter about tax initiative

Cal State plans to send a letter to applicants saying, in effect, their chances for admission are higher if the tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot passes. Tax foes say that’s illegal.

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of thousands of applicants to California State University campuses this year will be receiving a warning instead of the typical warm note thanking them for their interest.

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The Sun: CSU students start year with more economic uncertainty

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/04/2012 01:07:07 PM PDT

It may be a new school year, but not much has changed for the California State University system and its students.

Once again the lack of state funding is causing a budget deficit in the CSU system’s 2012-13 academic year, this time of about $510 million, and students are again facing tuition increases. Last fall, full-time undergraduate tuition was $5,472 per year. Students this year will be paying $5,970.

Things could get worse.

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Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/04/2012 07:12:41 AM PDT

Budget cuts alone won’t help the California State University System make ends meet.

With budget reductions year after year and a potential additional $250 million trigger cut on the horizon, only 10 CSU campuses will be accepting new student applications for the spring semester.

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The Sun: CSU OKs leader raises

Board also considers cuts
Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/17/2012 11:05:33 PM PDT

The Cal State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved pay increases for three new campus presidents, including Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas D. Morales, in a day-long meeting in which they also considered massive budget cuts.

As student and faculty protesters gathered outside, trustees met at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach to consider plans to offset the 23-campus system’s severe budget crisis and a potential $250 million loss in funding. Options include a possible tuition increase, cutbacks in enrollment and system-wide salary and benefit reductions.

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Beau Yarbrough and Kelly Puente, Staff Writers
Posted: 07/16/2012 04:37:51 PM PDT

The California State University Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday to discuss possible tuition hikes, limited enrollment, salary cuts and layoffs as well as pay increases for three campus presidents.

The new president of Cal State San Bernardino is one who will be affected – his pay could be 10 percent, or $39,000, more than his predecessor.

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SacBee: UC student groups: Budget will contain UC, CSU tuition freeze

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 24, 2012

The state budget will freeze tuition rates for the state’s two university systems if voters approve tax hikes in November, University of California student groups said this evening.

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Michel Nolan, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 05/10/2012 09:30:11 AM PDT

Former Cal Poly Pomona administrator Tomas D. Morales on Thursday was named president of Cal State San Bernardino.

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The Sun: CSU trustees consider caps on top pay – again

Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/07/2012 03:07:22 PM PDT

LONG BEACH – The California State University Board of Trustees today will again consider freezing CSU presidents’ salaries in an attempt to curb public outcry over recent pay hikes.

But critics aren’t satisfied.

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The Sun: CSU faculty votes to strike

Kelly Puente and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 05/02/2012 12:28:26 PM PDT

California State University faculty have voted to authorize a series of two-day strikes at each of the 23 campuses, if contract talks fail.

The California Faculty Association, which represents professors, librarians, counselors and other staff, announced the strike vote Wednesday at a noon news conference at Cal State Long Beach. The authorization was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of those who participated in a two-week voting process that ended on Friday.

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The Sun: Cal State students planning hunger strike

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/29/2012 03:53:26 PM PDT

Cal State San Bernardino student Natalie Dorado and 12 students from other state university campuses plan to go on a hunger strike Wednesday until university officials discuss freezing tuition, reducing administrators’ compensation and other demands.

The students will only consume fluids from then until members of the California State University board of trustees meet with the students and seriously consider four demands that Students for Quality Education said they first made March 20, leaders of the student union said.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2012 09:46:02 AM PDT

The Inland Empire’ manufacturing sector has grown for three straight months, according to a Cal State San Bernardino survey. Shown here are Purchasing Managers Index scores from the past six months. Any number greàter than 50 signifies growth.

Inland Empire manufacturers “registered an impressive gain” in March as firms reported increases in production, new orders and even hiring.

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds an earlier ruling, rejecting the plaintiffs’ contention that the ban violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

 

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2012

Civil rights groups and aspiring minority college students have lost the latest bid to get the University of California to resume considering race in its admissions decisions.

Proposition 209 banned the state’s public universities from using racial preferences to increase the ranks of black, Latino and Native American students, and the 1996 voter initiative has already withstood several constitutional challenges.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Protesting California students have a point about budget

Dan Walters

 

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 – 9:20 am

The thousands of college students who marched on the Capitol on Monday to protest rising fees and decreasing state support had a point: Higher education has taken a disproportionately heavy drubbing in recent years as politicians attempted – and largely failed – to balance the state budget.

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DailyBulletin: Search to begin for new Cal State SB president

Will Bigham, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 01/26/2012 10:42:20 AM PST

A committee of the Cal State University Board of Trustees is set to begin the search for a new president at Cal State San Bernardino. President Albert Karnig is retiring at the end of the school year.

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SacBee: CSU approves 9% fee hike amid raucous protests

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 16, 2011

California State University trustees today approved a 9 percent tuition increase to take effect this fall, university spokeswoman Claudia Keith said, increasing the cost of attending a state college by $498 a year.

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SacBee: California State University considers 9% tuition hike

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 14, 2011

California State University trustees will vote Wednesday on raising fees by $498, or about 9 percent, for fall 2012. That would bring annual tuition for undergrads at CSU’s 23 campuses to $5,970, not including books, room or board. Most campuses charge an additional $1,000 in local fees.

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LATimes: Presidents are bowing out at some Cal State schools

At least five will retire soon. Filling the raft of vacancies will be a challenge in the new fiscal era.
By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2011, 9:16 p.m.

San Francisco State President Robert Corrigan decided this summer that at 76, he could not outlast a battered state economy that has forced deep cuts in programs and faculty at his and other Cal State campuses.

In August, he announced that he would step down at the end of the academic year to return to research and writing, leaving worries about the budget to his successor.

Corrigan is not alone.

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OCRegister: $100K pension club soars 99% in two years

November 2nd, 2011, 9:38 pm
Posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer

With the public pension wars heading to a ballot box near you, it is worth noting that the number of California retirees earning more than $100,000 a year has skyrocketed 99 percent – in just two years.

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LATimes: California leads nation in escalation of college costs

California’s public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.

By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2011

Steep funding cuts to higher education in California and elsewhere were significant factors in pushing average tuition and fees up 8.3% at four-year public colleges and universities nationwide this fall, according to a report by the nonprofit College Board.

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SacBee: Jerry Brown vetoes bill to let colleges consider race, gender

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 8, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation today that would have allowed the University of California and California State University systems to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

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The Sun: CSU faculty organizes strike amid labor dispute

Will Bigham, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2011 12:17:44 PM PDT

Misplaced spending priorities on the part of Cal State University leaders has spurred the union representing faculty members to plan work actions, according to a local union leader.

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LATimes: Dream Act legislation could complicate student aid picture

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2011

Sacramento native Shawn Lewis knows the value of student financial aid. The son of a struggling single mom, Lewis says he never would have been able to attend UC Berkeley without the $24,000 in annual state grants and private scholarships he receives to pursue his political science degree and dreams of law school.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Cal State’s president announces his retirement

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 19, 2011

BY MARK MUCKENFUSS
The Press-Enterprise
mmuckenfuss@pe.com

Albert Karnig, president of Cal State San Bernardino for the past 15 years, announced his retirement Monday during his annual welcoming convocation to faculty and staff. Fall classes begin Thursday.

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The Sun: Wanted Cal State San Bernardino professor ordered to appear in court Sept. 16

By Mike Cruz and Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 09/09/2011 12:01:26 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — Steve Kinzey, a university professor and president of a motorcycle club who faces drug trafficking charges, on Friday was ordered to appear in court next week for a hearing on the source of his bail money.

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The Sun: Fugitive Cal State professor free on bond

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt and Mike Cruz, The Sun
Posted: 09/08/2011 02:46:04 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — The search for a professor accused of leading a methamphetamine trafficking operation hit a snag this week when someone posted a bail bond on his behalf, enabling him to be free from being arrested.

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‘Devil’s Professor’

Officials: Highland man also runs biker gang
By Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/01/2011 12:07:55 PM PDT

An associate professor at Cal State San Bernardino led a methamphetamine distribution ring that put multiple pounds of the drug on the street every week, sheriff’s investigators said Thursday.

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LATimes: State Senate OKs part of California Dream Act

The measure would allow college students who are illegal immigrants to receive public financial aid.

By Teresa Watanabe and Patrick McGreevy,
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2011

The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid.

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SacBee: California lowers taxes, raises fees

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jul. 24, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

As he packed boxes of camping supplies after a five-day vacation at Folsom Lake, Daniel Maningas said he was torn over whether state park fees are too high.

Campground fees of $30 a night are reasonable, he said, especially compared to flying to Hawaii. But the $10 day use fee is so steep that Maningas said he parks his truck for free off state property when he rides his mountain bike in the Bay Area.

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The PE: Inland: University officials consider another tuition hike

10:23 PM PDT on Monday, July 11, 2011

By MARK MUCKENFUSS
The Press-Enterprise

Fees for full-time students at state universities in California have risen steadily in recent years and are nearly double what they were five years ago.

Perhaps lawmakers figure students are used to it by now.

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The PE: INLAND: Top university salaries stun some students

10:23 PM PDT on Monday, July 11, 2011

By MARK MUCKENFUSS
The Press-Enterprise

Local college students uniformly expressed dismay to learn what the leaders of their state universities were earning.

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DailyBulletin: Admissions bill advances

Drop in UC, CSU minority students leads to proposal
Beige Luciano-Adams, Staff Writer
Created: 07/09/2011 10:23:32 PM PDT

A bill that would allow public universities to factor race, ethnicity, gender and economic status into student admissions passed the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee last week by a 5-3 vote.

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LATimes: Second round of tuition hikes likely at UC and Cal State systems

The increase of at least 10% comes in response to deeper cuts to education in the new state budget. The opening of UC Riverside’s new medical school will be delayed by a year. Student leaders express disappointment.

By Larry Gordon and Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2011

Students at the University of California and Cal State University systems are likely to face a second round of tuition hikes this fall in response to deeper funding cuts in the new state budget, officials and student leaders said Wednesday.

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SacBee: Details on the Democratic budget

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 27, 2011

Democratic aides provided details this afternoon on the handshake budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders to bridge a $9.6 billion deficit.

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Calpensions: Public pension debt: How big is it?

Monday, June 27, 2011
By Ed Mendel

While not complying with an apparently flawed state law, CalPERS is opposing a similar federal bill calling for a report showing how pension debt could soar if long-term investment earnings are well below average.

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The PE: 4 Inland public administrators to be honored Thursday

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, June 19, 2011

Submitted to The Press-Enterprise

Cal State San Bernardino President Albert Karnig will be honored by the Inland Empire chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at the organization’s 2010-11 annual awards ceremony.

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DailyBulletin: California DREAM Act clears state Assembly

Beige Luciano-Adams, Staff Writer
Created: 06/06/2011 09:25:18 PM PDT

Five years after its first introduction, the California DREAM Act – designed to remove higher education barriers for undocumented students – is finally inching closer to the governor’s desk.

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By Adam Weintraub Associated Press
Posted: 06/01/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers voted Wednesday to open the door to state-funded financial aid for immigrant college students who entered the United States illegally.

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DailyBulletin: CSU prepares for the worst

Budget may bring 30% fee increase
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 05/22/2011 08:47:54 PM PDT

It’s one thing to talk about a worst- case scenario, it’s another to see it in writing.

California State University officials said that for the first time they’re seeing – in black and white – what an all-cuts budget would look like if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for temporary tax extensions is rejected.

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SacBee: California ‘Dream Act’ clears Assembly

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, May. 6, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Illegal immigrants could receive college financial aid under legislation approved Thursday by the Assembly and apparently destined for the desk of a new Democratic governor who supports the concept.

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LATimes: Admission constraints lead Cal State to favor ‘local’ students

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2011

It may be in their backyard, but for many South Bay students, a seat at Cal State Long Beach has become one of the toughest tickets in town.

Families in Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance and elsewhere have become casualties of a confluence of circumstances that include education funding cuts, limited space and a local admissions preference that considers them outsiders.

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LATimes: Thousands rally at Cal State campuses against higher education cuts

By Carla Rivera and Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2011

Decrying what they called an assault on higher education, thousands of faculty and students at California State University campuses across the state rallied, marched and held teach-ins Wednesday to protest steep funding cuts and rising tuition.

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DailyBulletin: Governor keeps pushing tax plan

Brown rallies public support for vote
Staff and Wire Reports
Posted: 04/06/2011 07:23:04 PM PDT

A week after budget negotiations with GOP leadership collapsed, Gov. Jerry Brown continued to rally support Wednesday for his proposal to close the remaining $15.4 billion deficit.

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DailyBulletin: Colleges prepare for cuts

Budget impasse will add to already imposing shortfalls
James Rufus Koren and Neil Nisperos, Staff Writers
Created: 03/30/2011 05:39:14 PM PDT

California State University campuses and local community colleges, already in line for budget cuts, are bracing for what leaders are calling unprecedented additional cuts, following a breakdown in negotiations over the state budget.

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LATimes: Cal State University to cut enrollment, faculty, staff and more

Facing an 18% cut in state funding, Cal State plans to reduce enrollment by 10,000, cut $11 million from the chancellor’s office and shrink campus funding by $281 million. No tuition hikes are planned, chancellor says.

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2011

California State University plans to enroll 10,000 fewer students next year, slash spending in the chancellor’s office and reduce faculty and staff to contend with a proposed $500-million cut in state funding, officials said Tuesday.

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SacBee: California’s pension indebtedness depends on the measuring stick

By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Mar. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 12A
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 7, 2011 – 12:21 am

How much is California’s public employee pension system underfunded? Determining that is about as easy as predicting the stock market.

Those who believe pensions are manageable often assume higher rates of investment return, while critics assume slower growth rates.

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By Jack Chang
jchang@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The leaders of California’s three higher education systems Monday said they are preparing to make budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, but warned that fewer degree programs and enrollment slots would likely result.

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By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 – 7:58 am

What a turnaround from last year.

While last budget season, California’s public universities were the only major area of government to see an increase in state funding, higher education is now in line to take a big hit – 16 percent if Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal comes to pass.

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