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September 10, 2010
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Contentious Plan for UC Pension Fund

The following article was published in the San Francisco Chronicle: Contentious plan for sagging UC pension fund Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, September 10, 2010 A tidal wave of unfunded retirement obligations that could top $40 billion in four … Continue reading

September 7, 2010
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Chronicle: Public Higher Education Eroding

The ideal of American public higher education may have entered a death spiral, several scholars said here Thursday during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. That crisis might ultimately harm not only universities, but also democracy itself, they warned. Continue reading