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University of California’s Hidden Money Trick


Wednesday April 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:08am PDT   •   3 Comments

When we last checked in with the University of California they were spending $504 million, more than half a billion dollars, on a computer system that was supposed to cost $156 million. The UCPath project costs taxpayers three times as much as announced, and remains four years behind schedule. UC president Janet Napolitano also…
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Cal State University System Bloats Up Bureaucracy


Monday April 24th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:34am PDT   •   0 Comments

  As we recently noted, the University of California is spending $504 million on UCPath, a computer payroll system that was supposed to cost $156 million. UC bosses have spent $327 million on UCPath, but it remains four years behind schedule. That’s quite a performance by a university system that regards itself as the…
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Advanced Waste Studies at UC Davis


Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:54am PST   •   1 Comment

Back in 2011, when students were peacefully protesting steep tuition hikes, UC Davis cops pepper sprayed them. This abuse resulted in a $1 million settlement, more than half of it going to consultants, who reported to a panel headed by Cruz Reynoso, a Jerry Brown pick California voters booted off the state Supreme Court…
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UC Logo Symbolizes Waste and Failure


Wednesday December 19th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:46am PST   •   6 Comments

University of California bosses have suspended the new logo that had drawn so much ridicule, and deservedly so. Indeed, the slick new design packs all the gravitas of a state lottery badge. On the other hand, the new logo does symbolize what the University of California has become, a bloated, wasteful state institution. As…
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