Yesterday’s news

Christmas day tends to be a slow news day.  However, for those who didn't see it, the LA Times carried a front page story about UC's online offerings which allow cross-campus credits.  You can find the article at:http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-me-uc-online-20131222,0,6798231.storyBlog readers will be familiar with these offerings.  We noted in a prior post that UCLA seems to … Continue reading Yesterday’s news

Listen to the Second Half of the Regents Meeting of 9-17-2013

Our earlier post had the Regents audio for the first part of the meeting of 9-17-13.  There was then a closed session.  The audio link below picks up the meeting again when the public component resumed.  We also noted in the previous post that there was a inadvertent hot mike at the beginning of the … Continue reading Listen to the Second Half of the Regents Meeting of 9-17-2013

Alternative Rankings

The Washington Monthly publishes a “social” ranking of universities on the basis of affordability, access by lower-income students, “service” to the society, as well as research.  UC comes in very well in that ranking with UC-San Diego on top and Riverside is second.  Berkeley is fifth and UCLA is tenth.  The introductory article to the … Continue reading Alternative Rankings

Listen to the Special Regents Meeting of Aug. 8, 2013

A special meeting of the UC-Regents was held by teleconference to approve the appointment and compensation of incoming Riverside chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, formerly provost at Michigan State U.  There were no public comments made by non-regents at this session, although time was available for such comments.  Governor Brown voted "no" on the compensation package … Continue reading Listen to the Special Regents Meeting of Aug. 8, 2013

The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

Earlier posts on this blog have noted an idea developed by some UC-Riverside students to make tuition free in exchange for a percentage of future student earnings.  (Actually, the idea has been around for a long time.)  In any event, although UCOP is supposedly studying the proposal, it seems to have found its way to … Continue reading The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

Want a Riverside Med School? Legislature Says (Commands?) Do It Yourself

There has been ongoing agitation from UC-Riverside and UC for the state to put up money for a med school.  As bits and pieces about the state budget leak out, it appears that the legislature has not provided extra money but instead has told UC to take it out of its general allocation.  Apparently, the … Continue reading Want a Riverside Med School? Legislature Says (Commands?) Do It Yourself

The Never-Ending Story of the UC-Riverside Med School

UC-Riverside's quest for $15 million from the state budget - not supported by the governor - seems unending.  From the Desert Sun:An Inland Empire lawmaker’s bill to secure $15 million in annual state funding for the UC Riverside School of Medicine cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday. AB 27, sponsored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, … Continue reading The Never-Ending Story of the UC-Riverside Med School

UC-Riverside Pushes Ahead With Med School

UC-Riverside pushes on with its med school despite lack of state support.  From the Desert Sun:PALM DESERT — University of California, Riverside officials should know within two weeks whether the state will OK a land transfer critical to its new medical school’s presence in the Coachella Valley.  At issue is 11.5 acres along Frank Sinatra … Continue reading UC-Riverside Pushes Ahead With Med School

Gov. Jerry Brown on Executive Pay at the University of California & Many Other Topics

At the University of California (UC) Regents meeting of Jan. 17, 2013, Regent Leslie Tang Schilling asked Gov. Brown not to protest about UC executive pay.  The state portion of executive pay can be capped, she seemed to agree, but the Regents should then be free to raise private donations for increments of pay above … Continue reading Gov. Jerry Brown on Executive Pay at the University of California & Many Other Topics

UC-Riverside Apparently Still Dogged by No Meds

We have produced prior posts from time to time on UC-Riverside's quest to get some state money to set up a new medical school.  Apparently, the governor's budget proposal that was released yesterday did not provide that money:...State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, said he was “very disappointed not to see specific funding identified” for the … Continue reading UC-Riverside Apparently Still Dogged by No Meds