SANTA CRUZ, CA – At approximately 7:00am, a number of police have arrived on-scene at the Kerr Hall occupation. No police have entered the building at this time.
Occupants in Kerr Hall expanded their space last night after deciding to break into the Chancellor’s area of the floor. The building has several corridors that have automatic lock down and cannot be accessed without a code.
The chants and stomping of demonstrators against fee hikes reverberated off the cement walls of a Kerr Hall stairwell as approximately 150 students filed into the building that houses high-level UCSC administrators, including Chancellor George Blumenthal and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger.
Regents pass 32.5% student fee hike. Protests throughout the UC system continue.
The Daily Bruin (http://www.dailybruin.com) streams live feed of the UC Regents Meeting in UCLA on their homepage right now. Watch developments as they are happening, including the general assembly body vote on the 32.5 percent fee hike.
The windows of the Covel Commons building pounded in sync with the impassioned chanting of the crowd. Inside, 26 individuals pondered a decision that will deeply impact the lives of over two hundred thousand students in the UC system. The indirect results of the decision may ultimately affect millions of Californians.
The UC Board of Regents’ Committee of Finance passed two undergraduate educational fee increases — a 15 percent mid-year increase which will take effect in January, coupled with another 15 percent increase for the 2010-2011 school year.
UC Santa Cruz students, workers and instructors converged by the hundreds at Quarry Plaza Wednesday afternoon. With fists raised, fire in their bellies, and homemade signs reading “Hike mountains, not fees” and “Who’s university? Our university!” the gathered crowd, estimated at 500 people, converged in front of the bookstore before marching down Hagar Drive. Their march ended at the base of campus.
SANTA CRUZ, CA – A general assembly has amassed in Kresge Town Hall to decide the next course of action in response to a proposed 32% hike in student tuition. Currently, proposals on what will happen for the rest of the week are being discussed. There are plans to occupy Kresge Town Hall as an organizing space indefinitely.