Brown says UC on track for a ‘gigantic tuition increase’

UC Regents unlikely to get extra $120 million in state funding, according to governor

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Gov. Jerry Brown handed the UC Board of Regents what he called a “reality sandwich” Thursday, saying if the university doesn’t change its long-term approach to financial planning, students will face a massive tuition hike in the near future.
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State officials must prioritize higher education

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Gov. Jerry Brown should accommodate university officials' request for an additional $120 million in state funding.

The UC Board of Regents and UC President Janet Napolitano engaged in a tug-of-war with state officials over this year’s university budget at the regents’ meeting last week. After the dust cleared, the two sides were no closer to reconciling their positions than they’ve been in the past few years:
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Governor, students need your leadership

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was previously published in the California Aggie. Here at the University of California, students are living in interesting times. After nearly a billion dollars in state funding cuts and a doubling of tuition in just five years, 2013 looks to deliver at least a moment of
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Youth vote proved essential to passage of Prop. 30

ASUC External Affairs Vice President Shahryar Abbasi spent the week leading up to last week’s election working from 7 a.m. to midnight to make sure UC Berkeley students were informed on Election Day. One of the pieces of legislation on which Abbasi worked tirelessly to educate students  was Proposition 30,
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