During their two-day March meeting, the regents discussed a variety of lesser-controversy issues. The regents declined to devote significant discussion to the recent discovery of a $57 million deficit within UC Student Health Insurance Program.
At their January 2013 meeting, the regents were able to discuss a variety of school issues which may not have received consideration without the revenue from Prop. 30. But Gov. Brown and members from his cabinet refused to accept more than a few “thank-you’s” in light of UC’s remaining struggles.
Last Thursday Gov. Jerry Brown released the state’s annual budget plan, which for the first time since 2007 did not project California running a deficit. Combined with the revenue raised by Proposition 30, Brown’s budget will provided $250 million in additional funding next year for the UC’s. But there’s a catch…
UC Regents recently approve Nicholas B. Dirks as the new chancellor for UC Berkeley and Jane Close Conoley as the new chancellor for UC Riverside.
During the Nov. Regents meeting, Prop. 30 both appeased and ignited widespread outrage over the UC Budget crisis. The regents made progress on less visible decisions while stirring a recalcitrant mood among protesters present.
Voters on Nov. 6 passed Proposition 30, which will temporarily increase taxes on sales and high-income earners in California to provide an additional $6 billion annually for education.
City on a Hill Press fully supports the Sacramento Bee and LA Times in their lawsuit against the Regents, especially given the general lack of transparency endemic in the UC system.
It is questionable when the University of California Board of Regents asks students for help after cutting students so often. Regents should look for more creative alternative solutions to the UC’s budget concerns.
The California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) calls for the UC to end its investments in coal. The CSSC also calls on students to advocate for better oversight of the UC Regents concerning investment strategies that reflects the UCs commitment to sustainability and the construction of a better future.
The regents recently announced that they will be holding their own rally at the State Capitol in May. As sloppy as UC student activism can sometimes be, they’re never that unabashedly ridiculous.