Even amidst endless student protests and an administration that says it’s listening, a student fee hike is once again on the table. With students facing a potential 8% fee increase, why attending the Regents meeting is more important now than ever.
The pessimism of members of the UC community during the public comment period was juxtaposed by UC President Mark Yudof’s promise of a brighter future for the UC in the opening remarks at the latest regents meeting.
The UC Board of Regents, the 26-member governing body of the UC system, met yesterday to discuss issues of the newly proposed budget. The regents, who meet six times each year at different campuses, specifically addressed the state’s possible increase in higher education funding. Student presence was markedly low compared to the last regents’ meeting, but UCSC’s Student Union Assembly external vice chair has high hopes for attendance at a March 1 rally in Sacramento.
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.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Hundreds of students, workers, teachers and concerned citizens descended on Covel Commons at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus today to protest a proposed 32 percent fee-increase that will be voted on by the UC Regents tomorrow, the second day of their meeting at UCLA. Police arrested at least 14 students and several protesters were injured during the protest.
“We have to fix this or we have no future” John Plotts, Assistant Vice President-Finance.
Regents Richard Blum, Leslie Schilling and Russell Gould sat under the fluorescent lights of the UC San Francisco community center at Mission Bay, conducting side conversations while the regents’ senior vice president and chief of compliance and audit directed the May 7 meeting. The office of the regents cited swine flu as the cause for [...]
The recent outbreak of swine flu has our Board of Regents scared. In these times of fear we see people act irrationally. From airplanes landing prematurely to the UC Board of Regents canceling their annual meeting, the H1N1 virus has many on edge.