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University of California graduate student workers end strike, ratify three-year contracts

Graduate student researchers and academic student workers at the University of California voted this week to approve new contracts, ending their six-week strike today (Dec. 23). Under the terms of the new contracts, these workers will be among the best supported in public higher education in the country.  “The University of California welcomes the ratification […]

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UC studies: Contrary to popular belief, residents are not fleeing California

Despite California losing a congressional seat for the first time in history due to slow population growth and some high-profile technology companies and billionaires leaving the state, there is no evidence of an abnormal increase in residents planning to move out of the state, according to the results of a new survey released today (July […]

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New survey finds 3 in 4 Americans believe universities are key to tackling global challenges

June 29, 2020 – The University of California, the Policy Institute at King’s College London and market research firm Ipsos today (June 29) released results from a new, eye-opening international study of residents in 11 countries, including the United States, about the impact and value of higher education. The global poll surveyed 10,500 people earlier […]

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UC, DACA recipients get their day in Supreme Court

November 12, 2019 – Today is the culmination of a two-year journey for the University of California, its undocumented students and the nation, as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in UC’s lawsuit against the Trump administration over its attempts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “America is a beacon […]

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University of California responds to Trump executive order on free speech

March 21, 2019 – University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today on the White House’s executive order tying free speech protections to federal funding for colleges and universities nationwide:  The executive order that President Trump signed today is unnecessary. Like many higher education institutions across the country, the University of California […]

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UC to hold tuition flat for California residents in 2019-20 academic year

March 7, 2019 – The University of California will hold in-state undergraduate tuition steady for the 2019-20 academic year, UC President Janet Napolitano announced today (March 6) at a Sacramento hearing on education finance. This marks the seventh time in eight years that the university has kept tuition flat for California residents, despite rising costs […]

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UC partners with research universities to form intl. coalition for accelerating local climate action

Feb. 6, 2018 – The University of California today (Feb. 6) unveiled the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, a bold new coalition of 13 leading North American research universities that will prototype a collaborative model designed to help local communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. UC President […]

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UC statement on government’s push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

January 16, 2018 – The University of California looks forward to defending the federal district court injunction on appeal. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup’s order rightly rests on the correct application of settled legal principles, which do not permit an agency such as the Department of Homeland Security to act based on a mistaken […]

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UC releasing new Climate Lab videos after first six episodes hit 12 million views

November 17, 2017 – The University of California announced today (Nov. 17) that it is releasing three more episodes of its innovative new video series, Climate Lab, which seeks to change the way people communicate and think about global climate change. The first six episodes of the series, released this spring in partnership with Vox, have been viewed […]

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University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

September 8, 2017 – The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.” The lawsuit filed in the […]

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