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UCOP NEWS ... Regents to meet, Saban resigns, UC shines in Athens

By Amy Agronis on September 17, 2004 in University

Regents meet next week

The UC regents are set to meet Sept. 22-23, at UCSF-Laurel Heights to, among other action, approve a final UC budget for 2004-05 and review minimum high school GPA required for UC freshman eligibility.

The regents also are expected to act on an extension of certain benefits, including postretirement survivor benefits and nonresident tuition waivers, to domestic partners; appoint UC Davis law student Adam Rosenthal as student regent for 2005-06; and look at early plans for a phased-in service unit park, which would relocate some services from the core UC Davis campus to a west campus site, including facilities operations and maintenance, central receiving, the Storehouse, special services, the Bargain Barn, central purchasing, and environmental health and safety.

Saban resigns from board

Regent Haim Saban on Sept. 3 submitted his resignation from UC's 26-member governing board, citing personal reasons.

Saban, 59, founder of Saban Entertainment and Fox Family Worldwide, was appointed as a regent for the regular 12-year term by then-Gov. Gray Davis in February 2002.

Golden showing in Athens

UC sent 110 athletes -- winning 36 medals -- to the recently concluded 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. If UC were a country, its medal total would have been exceeded by only six other nations -- the United States, Russia, China, Australia, Germany and Japan.

The students and alumni of UC won a total of 13 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze medals in sports including swimming, softball, soccer, beach volleyball, men's eight rowing, 100-meter hurdles, 1,600-meter relay.

UC earned 34 medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

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