Monday, May 25

Largest UC employees union protests at campuses across state

The University of California’s largest employee union organized protests on all UC campuses Thursday calling for higher wages and a safer working environment, as well as to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deaths of two union workers. Read more...

Photo: Hundreds of workers attended protests on all UC campuses Thursday, organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 3299, the UC’s largest employee union. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Former Reagan adviser encourages political debate among students

A policy adviser to former President Ronald Reagan said at an event Wednesday he thinks fascism has always been a fundamentally leftist ideology. Dinesh D’Souza, who worked for Reagan between 1987 and 1988 and is a conservative writer, said he thinks Democrats’ belief in political correctness and conformity is comparable to fascism. Read more...

Photo: Dinesh D’Souza, a policy advisor for former President Ronald Reagan, said, at a UCLA event, he thinks political correctness and conformity among Democrats is comparable to fascism. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

UC Regents recap – Jan. 25

The governing board of the University of California met for the second day of its January meeting at UC San Francisco on Thursday. The Board of Regents discussed topics brought up during committee meetings on Wednesday and the board’s decision to postpone voting on a proposed tuition increase. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Board of Regents discussed their decision to postpone their vote on a tuition increase, and their approval of items during committee meetings Wednesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC Board of Regents postpones vote on tuition increase to May

The University of California Board of Regents deferred voting on a tuition increase until its May meeting. The Board of Regents was originally scheduled to vote on a 2.5 percent tuition hike at its Wednesday meeting, but UC President Janet Napolitano said she thinks the University should advocate for increased funding from the state legislature. Read more...

Photo: The University of California Board of Regents delayed voting on increasing tuition, following opposition to tuition hikes from student groups. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCPath program launches at ASUCLA, digitalizing UC payroll system

Associated Students of UCLA employees now receive their pay through a new University of California-wide payroll system. The UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources project, a uniform center for managing payroll across the UC’s campuses, launched at ASUCLA on Jan. Read more...

Photo: Associated Students of UCLA has been using UCPath, a University of California-wide program, for its payroll system since Jan. 2. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Experts say marijuana taxes unlikely to weed out customers

New marijuana taxes that go into effect January may increase prices, but probably will not reduce marijuana consumption, said several policy experts and dispensary staff. California voters approved Proposition 64 in November 2016, allowing residents over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants. Read more...

Photo: Enja Eriksen, the manager of a medical marijuana dispensary called Paradise Collective, said she thinks high marijuana taxes will force the dispensary to increase the prices of the products it sells. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

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