Media Clips 7.18.12

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Media Clips 7.18.12

Postby ucommstudent » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:42 am


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Heated reaction to news of CSU raises
(CBS47 © 07/18/2012)
CBS47 got a heated reaction at Fresno State after news that the board of trustees for the California State University system approved salary increases for three new campus presidents, all of whom will make over $300,000 a year, plus free housing and other perks.

CalPERS in trouble; could cost taxpayers
(ABC 30 © 07/18/2012)
FYI - California's retirement fund for state employees and local governments is in trouble and it could wind up costing taxpayers. It's the nation's largest public pension fund and only reported a 1 percent return on its investments. It was counting on 7.5 percent. The governing board met in Petaluma Tuesday afternoon to figure out some solutions.

CSU weighs tuition hike against more deep cuts
(Fresno Bee © 07/18/2012)
California State University proposed plans Monday to either hike tuition or slash enrollment and employee pay to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal in November. The two proposed budget-cutting scenarios, laid out by Assistant Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage in a call with reporters, forecast a bleak year for the state's public university system if its 23 campuses are hit with another round of trigger cuts mid-year.

Relatives of drowning victim seek donations for funeral
(Fresno Bee (Sports) © 07/18/2012)
Relatives of the Fresno State student who drowned at Millerton Lake on Sunday are seeking donations to help cover funeral costs and the cost of transporting his body to Los Angeles.

CSU System Debating Tuition Credit
(KMJ © 07/18/2012)
California State University could offer tuition credit instead of refunds if trustees decide to roll back a 9 percent tuition increase that has already gone into effect for this fall. Chancellor Charles Reed told the university system's Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday that refunding the amount of the increase would be an administrative nightmare. He says about 300,000 of the system's 430,000 students have already paid their fall tuition.

Cal State trustees OK pay hikes for 2 leaders
(KMPH 26 © 07/18/2012)
The trustees of California State University approved 10 and 9% salary increases Tuesday for three new campus presidents. The board's action marked the first under its controversial executive compensation policy adopted in May after a firestorm of criticism over presidential pay during a period of drastic belt-tightening caused by state funding cuts.

Native American Tribe Races to Preserve Endangered Language
(New America Media © 07/18/2012)
Convinced that discarding their language would be tantamount to discarding their identity, members of one Indian tribe recently donated $1 million to California State University (CSU), Fresno, in an effort to save their language from extinction.

CSU mulls fiscal woes, but OKs president pay hikes
(Redding Record Searchlight © 07/18/2012)
California State University leaders on Tuesday wrestled with ways to resolve a grim financial picture as they approved 10 percent pay hikes to two new campus presidents. Executive Vice Chancellor Ben Quillian told the board that the 23-campus system faces deficits ranging from $177 million to $427 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

CSU presidents get pay raises
(San Francisco Chronicle © 07/18/2012)
The California State University trustees approved nearly $85,000 in total raises for three new campus presidents on Tuesday in Long Beach, saying the move was justified because the money will come from private donations.

While potential budget cuts loom CSU board OKs presidents' raises
(San Gabriel Valley Tribune © 07/18/2012)
California Faculty Association members during a protest outside the The California State University, Office of the Chancellor as the CSU Board of Trustees had an open session Tuesday. Cal State University Board of Trustees committee today approved salary increases for three new campus presidents.

CSU OKs leader raises
(San Gabriel Valley Tribune © 07/18/2012)
The Cal State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved pay increases for three new campus presidents, including Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas D. Morales, in a day-long meeting in which they also considered massive budget cuts. As student and faculty protesters gathered outside, trustees met at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach to consider plans to offset the 23-campus system's severe budget crisis and a potential $250 million loss in funding. Options include a possible tuition increase, cutbacks in enrollment and system-wide salary and benefit reductions.

California State Universities face painful cuts, dire choices for students
(Willits News © 07/18/2012)
In a budget presentation that illustrated just how untenable the 23-campus system's finances have become, administrators told trustees the university risks bankruptcy unless it cuts at least $130 million. "We have to come up with a way to take our spending down or we'll be joining our brothers in San Bernardino," said Chancellor Charles Reed, alluding to the Southern California city's recent decision to file for bankruptcy.

Board approves raises for 3 CSU presidents
(KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno © 07/17/2012)
The California State University Board of Trustees approved salary increases for three new campus presidents on Tuesday. The heads of CSU Northridge, San Bernardino and San Francisco State will each receive around $320,000 a year, plus housing and a car allowance.

Fresno State dairy tempts customers with 65 flavors
(Fresno Bee © 07/18/2012)
Summer is here, and what better way to cool the Valley's sizzling heat than with ice cream? And if you want local, look no further than Fresno State, whose student-run dairy is churning out more than 65 flavors, from apple pie to sinful cinnamon.
Brown signs law aimed at cutting textbook costs

Brown signs law aimed at cutting textbook costs
(Fresno Bee © 07/18/2012)
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill intended to help lower the cost of textbooks for college students.The Democratic governor announced Tuesday that he signed SB1539 by Sen. Ellen Corbett, which requires publishers of higher education textbooks to tell professors and buyers about the differences in new versions compared with previous ones.
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