tuition http://kalw.org en Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor http://kalw.org/post/talking-tuition-uc-berkeleys-new-chancellor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of California system saw a major change in administration earlier this summer when Janet Napolitano was appointed president. When she takes office in September, the former Homeland Security Secretary will be the first woman to hold the presidential position.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UC Berkeley’s administration also experienced a change this past June when Nicholas Dirks was sworn in as the university’s chancellor, the faculty’s highest ranking position. One of Dirks’ primary obligations in his new role is to find new funding for the university. The numbers are stark. Ten years ago, a semester for a resident undergraduate cost less than $3,000 and about a third of the school’s funding came from the state. This semester, the state provides only about 11 percent of the funding and tuition is two and a half times higher.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:54:05 +0000 Holly Kernan 31819 at http://kalw.org Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 31, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-thursday-may-31-2012 <p>(Sac Bee) // Support for the tobacco tax, Prop 29, is slowly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/31/4527326/field-poll-finds-slipping-support.html#mi_rss=Top%20Stories ">going up in smoke</a> &ndash; thanks in part to $38 million invested in advertising by tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris...</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:24:47 +0000 Ben Trefny 11446 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 31, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 30, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-monday-april-30-2012 <p>(San Bernadino County Sun) // Thirteen Cal State students are planning a <a href="http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_20509943?source=rss">hunger strike</a> for Wednesday, which they say they will continue until university administrators agree to meet with them and consider their demands. Those demands include&nbsp;a&nbsp;five-year moratorium on student fee increases, eliminating housing and car allowances, lowering administration and executive salaries, and removing restrictions to free speech on campus&hellip;</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:14:45 +0000 Irene Florez 9842 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 30, 2012 Community college offers expensive version of popular classes http://kalw.org/post/community-college-offers-expensive-version-popular-classes <p>Popular California community college, Santa Monica College, recently decided to start offering more sections of its most popular classes during the summer for <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/03/the-future-of-college-the-biggest-classes-are-the-most-expensive/254589/">five times</a> the amount they normally cost, according to the <em>Atlantic</em>. The reason the tuition is so high is because these sections are not subsidized by the state.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Robyn Gee 7908 at http://kalw.org Community college offers expensive version of popular classes Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-february-8-2012 <p>Last night, in San Francisco&#39;s Ingleside neighborhood, a woman and a boy were sent to the hospital due to a <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/BA9M1N4M05.DTL&amp;tsp=1">mysterious explosion</a> allegedly caused by drug manufacturing. The situation is undergoing investigation; it has not been released what drug was being made or what the relationship of the two were. Police plan to arrest the 33-year-old woman&hellip;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:32:39 +0000 Antoinette Siu 5599 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012