UC Tuition Increase Avoided for Californians Until 2017
The widely-contested annual 5 percent UC tuition hike will not go into effect until the 2017-18 school year for resident students as a part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, released on May 14. The “May Revise” budget prioritizes public education funding, with the UC…
Students Occupy Humanities in Protest of Tuition Hike
Two UC Santa Cruz police officers notified students occupying Humanities 2 that they were in violation of university policy and California law. The officers notified the students, who have occupied the building for six days now, that continued occupation could lead to disciplinary action, including arrest. UCSC students have occupied the Humanities 2 building in response to the most recent tuition increase plan, opting to remain in the building until the plan passed by the UC Regents on Nov. 20 is revoked.
UC Regents Committee Approves Tuition Increase Despite Protests
The UC Regents Committee on Long Range Planning voted 7-2 on Wednesday in favor of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan to increase tuition. The decision met opposition by Gov. Jerry Brown and student Regent Sadia Saifuddin, as well as hundreds of protesters outside of…
September Regents Update
Regents Vote to Not Divest from Fossil Fuels During a meeting in September, the UC Regents voted against divestment from fossil fuels after a task force, convened by chief investment officer (CIO) Jagdeep Singh Bachher, presented several recommendations. The report he presented included the…
First Regents Meeting of the Year Addresses Funding and Budgets
UC regents and leaders of California’s higher education met on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 to discuss the future of higher education in the state. Napolitano began by reminding all of The Master Plan, which is supposed to keep everyone focused on moving forward, particularly with increasing collaborative, cooperative research, and ensuring that a UC education becomes more economically accessible.