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Flu Shots Now Mandated On UC Campuses

Nov 15, 2020
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Beginning today, students, faculty and staff who are living, working or learning at any of the University of California’s nine campuses will have to get a flu shot. That’s according to a court ruling issued November 5.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how college students and faculty are preparing for another semester of remote learning. Colleges spent months planning for the Fall, but many plans have changed as COVID cases continue to rise.

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Right now, a lot of high school students who want to apply for college this fall should be taking their SATs or ACTs. But, because of COVID-19, The College Board and ACT, which administer the tests, canceled spring exams.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss hunger on college campuses. As college tuition continues to rise, along with housing costs, many college students can’t meet their basic needs, even at elite schools. 


Clerical workers at the University of California went on strike across the state on Tuesday to push forward contract negotiations.



Cannabis News Roundup: November 8, 2013

Nov 8, 2013
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Three wins for cannabis… Washington police dogs no longer trained to detect pot… More health benefits... Former grow house for sale… Events… and more


East Bay Express // Cannabis-related ballot measures were approved Tuesday in Colorado, Maine, and Michigan.

If you’re not from California, or missed this bit of news, the University of California has a new logo – or, rather, had a new logo. To be more precise they had a new “visual identity system,” which is the kind of entirely accurate but completely wonky description that gets met with sarcastic eye rolls from anyone who isn’t a designer, but there it is. But they don’t have a new logo anymore. Because of a massive public backlash, the UC system actually suspended the monogram while we were reporting this story.

What the UC system can learn from Chile

Jun 26, 2012

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.

The Oakland police department has announced it will reduce the number of officers in the city’s most violent blocks, following complaints from residents of the Oakland hills and North Oakland that burglaries have increased in their neighborhoods, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Six months ago the 100 blocks identified as the most dangerous saw an influx of officers, under Mayor Jean Quan’s plan to increase police presence and the availability of social services there…

The Assembly Committee on Public Safety has rejected a bill that would make it a felony for teachers to date students, voting it down 3-0. The bill was incited by the much publicized case of a 41-year-old-teacher in Modesto leaving his wife and three children to move in with an 18-year-old student. Republican Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Modesto pledged to keep pushing for similar legislation...