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Tue June 26, 2012

What the UC system can learn from Chile

Campuses have played host to several protests throughout the year, with students outraged over steep rising costs. University officials approved tuition increases of eight to sixteen percent per year for four years. It’s a continuing trend – tuition has risen by more than 300 percent over the last decade, largely the consequence of drops in state funding.

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Tue June 26, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: 'Sweet' Sue Terry

Dan Demetriad

Great Jazz musicians have their own distinct tone. “Sweet” Sue Terry has developed a wonderful open tone with her own style. Terry, who plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet, says that developing your own tone is a work in progress. Most musicians start by listening to someone they really admire and try to recreate that tone. It’s a little like imitating a foreign accent. You listen to someone from another country speaking English, and then try to imitate that with your own voice. She explains:

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Tue June 26, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, July 26, 2012

((SF Chronicle)) // George Hearst Jr., the grandson of William Randolph Hearst, died at a hospital in Palo Alto on Monday. He directed Hearst Corp. for 50 years, overseeing 36 weekly newspapers and approximately 300 magazines and 29 television stations. He became chairman of the board of the international conglomerate in 1996.  His son, George R. Hearst, called his father a “silent giant.” Mr. Hearst was 84…

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Tue June 26, 2012
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Mon June 25, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Volunteers and private funding keeping some parks open

Just 47 miles north of San Francisco, a country road winds through the small town of Glen Ellen, where a sign directs you to Jack London State Historic Park.

Bob Ruether is a docent at the park. He guides me along trails lined with ancient manzanita trees, where everything is still. It’s like walking through a painting. The air is damp from an early morning rain. Down a hill a group of teenage boys from a halfway house pull out sandwiches and sit at a bench with their teacher.

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