UC http://kvpr.org en UC's Napolitano Calls for 2014-15 Tuition Freeze http://kvpr.org/post/ucs-napolitano-calls-2014-15-tuition-freeze <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of California students could see a third straight year without a tuition increase.&nbsp; New </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President Janet Napolitano says she hopes to extend the current tuition freeze through the 2014-15 school year.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more on Napolitano’s first </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Regents meeting as president Wednesday.</span></p><p>Six weeks into her new job, the former Arizona governor and Secretary of Homeland Security is putting forth a four-pronged agenda.&nbsp; First: a tuition freeze.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:25:41 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 24513 at http://kvpr.org UC's Napolitano Calls for 2014-15 Tuition Freeze Bills Allowing Vets to Pay In-State College Tuition Move Forward http://kvpr.org/post/bills-allowing-vets-pay-state-college-tuition-move-forward <p>Military veterans new to California would be allowed to pay in-state tuition in the state’s colleges and universities under competing bills now making their way through the legislature.</p><p>One bill would waive the in-state tuition eligibility rule that requires veterans to be stationed in California at least one year before being honorably discharged. &nbsp;Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva is one of the bill’s co-authors. She says it would save some vets from crushing debt.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 01:14:30 +0000 Max Pringle 19599 at http://kvpr.org Bills Allowing Vets to Pay In-State College Tuition Move Forward Napolitano Confirmed as Next UC President http://kvpr.org/post/napolitano-confirmed-next-uc-president <p>Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be the first female president of the University of California system. But it’s her experience with the federal government that had students talking at her confirmation hearing. Katie Orr reports from San Francisco.</p><p>The afternoon started with a few UC students and staff protesting outside of the Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. They were concerned Napolitano’s experience running the Homeland Security Department would lead to the deportation of undocumented students.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:30:58 +0000 Katie Orr 18590 at http://kvpr.org Napolitano Confirmed as Next UC President Praise, Skepticism for UC's Choice of Napolitano http://kvpr.org/post/praise-skepticism-ucs-choice-napolitano <p class="p1">She’s a political veteran who’s run large bureaucracies.&nbsp; But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hasn’t worked in academia – and now she’s about to become the next president of the University of California.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the choice is drawing both praise and skepticism.</p><p class="p4">Janet Napolitano gets strong praise for her personal and political skills.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:49:10 +0000 Ben Adler 18405 at http://kvpr.org Praise, Skepticism for UC's Choice of Napolitano Napolitano Tapped to Head UC System http://kvpr.org/post/napolitano-tapped-head-uc-system <p>Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is being tapped to serve as the next president of the University of California. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, so far reaction to the announcement has been largely positive.</p><p>President Barack Obama, Governor Jerry Brown and numerous other politicians and colleagues have voiced their support for the choice. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a UC Board of Regents member, says UC needs to find a new way to operate. And he says Napolitano is the right person for what could be a tough job.</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:28:13 +0000 Katie Orr 18267 at http://kvpr.org Napolitano Tapped to Head UC System Bill to Fund Middle Class Scholarships Passes California Assembly http://kvpr.org/post/bill-fund-middle-class-scholarships-passes-california-assembly <p>A California bill that would fund a middle class college scholarship program has squeaked by the Assembly&hellip; getting the two-thirds vote it needs to move to the Senate.</p><p>The measure is authored by Assembly Speaker John Perez. It would end a tax break in California law, which allows out-of-state corporations to pay less in taxes than businesses based in California.</p><p>The bill required Republican support in order to pass, but Assembly member Brian Jones made it clear that would not come from him.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:13:28 +0000 Amy Quinton 2212 at http://kvpr.org