UC task force: Keep the SAT, for now

Felicia Mello
CALmatters Higher Education Reporter

Weighing in on a charged debate that could influence college admissions across the country, a University of California faculty task force recommended Monday that the university continue requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, but work to develop its own admissions test. Though not the university’s final decision on the subject, the recommendations are […]

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California law nudges NCAA into action on athlete pay

Felicia Mello
CALmatters Higher Education Reporter

As California’s new student-athlete compensation law continues to spark a nationwide movement, the NCAA Tuesday agreed to allow college players to sign paid endorsement deals, but left itself room to define the terms of those agreements. The decision, which even in its limited form represents a dramatic shift for college sports economics, could ease the […]

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Will CA’s new NCAA law be a game changer? Here are 5 things to know next

Felicia Mello
CALmatters Higher Education Reporter

An HBO talk show hosted by a sports legend is not the typical venue for a California governor to sign a bill into law. So when Gavin Newsom appeared on LeBron James’ The Shop this week to put his seal of approval on a state law allowing student athletes to sign paid endorsement deals, it […]

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After Years of Tuition Battles, UC and Student Leaders Find Common Ground

Felicia Mello
CALmatters Higher Education Reporter

The tuition decrease University of California regents approved this week amounts to only $60 per year—about the cost of a single used textbook. But what may be more significant about the cost rollback at California’s top public university is the way student leaders found out: on a conference call with university budget staff. “They got on the […]

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