The University of California Student Association (UCSA) is taking political competition to a whole new level for the upcoming Nov. 2 elections.
Five students arrested after demonstrating inside the Capitol.
Student advocacy groups plan for action on March 1 and 4.
Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education meets in Sacramento to hear testimonies of invested residents.
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 University of California Student Association (UCSA) voted in early August to campaign for the preservation of Cal Grants by pushing the state to amend its constitution.
The campaign came in response to Gov. Swarzenegger’s proposed state budget revision that opts to phase out Cal Grants starting in 2011. If Cal grants are not made permanent prior to that date, nearly half the undergraduate population at UCSC could eventually be affected.
Jesse Cheng, a third-year Asian American studies major at UC Irvine, was nominated by the UC Board of Regents Special Committee as the candidate for the 2009-10 student regent delegate. The committee met on May 20 in Santa Monica to nominate Cheng. Their choice was not public until the following Friday because of a protocol [...]