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UC Regents recap – July 19

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(Daily Bruin file photo)

(Daily Bruin file photo)

The University of California Regents discussed housing projects and construction for several UC campuses on the first day of their bimonthly board meeting at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus.

Committee on Compliance and Audit

  • The committee unanimously approved the Ethics and Compliance Program plan, which oversees compliance of systemwide policy. Sheryl Vacca, chief compliance and audit officer, outlined the program’s plans to improve the effectiveness of sexual violence and harassment prevention programs and crime alert reporting systems, among other efforts.

Committee on Grounds and Buildings

  • The committee discussed a proposal to build a mixed-use residential complex at UC San Diego. The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Community would include a dining area, classrooms, 2,000 beds for students, and 1,200 new parking spaces to accommodate increased enrollment.

  • UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal presented his campus housing plan, which would add 3,000 beds in a new residential development to be completed by September 2018. He also proposed temporary housing for 2017, which would add 360 beds in a temporary modular housing community on campus.

  • The committee approved preliminary budgets for a UC San Francisco campus housing development and a UC Riverside research facility.

  • The committee discussed the budget for the Geffen Academy. Construction will begin in January 2017 and finish in September 2018. UCLA will relocate existing occupants of the building to other facilities by December.

  • The committee will vote to approve a budget for the academy Thursday during the joint meeting with the Committee of Finance. Regent Richard Sherman recused himself during the vote because his positions as the chief executive officer of the The David Geffen Company and board member of The David Geffen Foundation present possible conflicts of interest. This caused the committee to lose its quorum, or minimum number of members to make the proceedings of the meeting valid.

  • David Roussève, the interim dean of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture, presented plans to renovate the school’s fine arts graduate program’s Culver City facilities. Art dealer Margo Leavin will contribute $20 million to the project, which would add classroom and gallery space.

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