Voter-passed propositions have played a huge role in shaping California and the lives of its residents.
In the face of economic downturn, a newly assembled Athletic Task Force tackles tough decisions about the future of sports at UCSC.
State funding cuts to the UC isn’t new. Contributions to the UC’s budget from the state of California have almost halved in the past 40 years. This coincides with the steady increase in student’s fees. The Regents measure to raise fees by 10.3 percent will mark the fifteenth time UC undergraduates have experienced an at least 10 percent increase in their cost of education from the previous year.
At City on a Hill Press, we’ve started a special online feature to document the ongoing story of our student fees and the system’s changing culture. This week, a special preview of what’s to come.
In wake of the radical actions taken against the recently passed 32.5 percent fee hike, creative writing students developed Stories for Solutions, a blog where students can post poems, narratives, letters and various writing supplements that depict their personal experience with the budget crisis.
While it’s common for the nation to engage in lengthy debates about the state of our nation’s schools, teacher preparation is rarely mentioned inside that discussion. Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, recently put a laser focus on teacher education in a speech in which he detailed a long history of attacks on the [...]
Student Revolt Makes the Case for a Constitutional Convention So now what do you do? After decades of gradual fee increases, the latest “deal” struck by the UC Regents to raise fees an unprecedented 32.5 percent has finally crossed the line. A world class education — essential for the success of yourself, your state and [...]
The current rhetoric of the University of California Office of the President greatly undermines the reality of students depending on financial aid, specifically with regards to the middle-income population.
Despite a lack of funds during the holidays, you can still give your time and energy to a good cause.