Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on the University of California to contain costs and rethink how it does business even though voters approved new taxes to fund schools and colleges.
Hundreds of students at UC Berkeley walked out of class and marched in the rain Thursday, demanding that their tuition go down following the passage of Proposition 30.
The University of California Regents on Wednesday voted to endorse the governor’s tax plan, and contingent on its passing, to freeze next year’s undergraduate tuition costs, as well as put into place fee increases for professional programs system-wide.
The president of the University of California will not request a hike in tuition.
Protesters have disrupted a University of California board meeting where officials are discussing a tuition increase to help close its budget shortfall.
Three people were arrested at a University of California Regents meeting Thursday after a demonstration denouncing a possible state funding deal that protesters said would raise tuition and cut employee benefits.
The mother of a University of California, Berkeley student who suffered severe brain damage after a drug overdose on campus is suing the UC regents.
The University of California Board of Regents is asking the state legislature for an additional $411 million in funds for the next fiscal year.
University of California students were protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting.
Regents are meeting by teleconference from 4 different campuses, after last week’s cancellation of their San Francisco-based meeting because of security threats.