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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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Tax initiative’s failure would devastate university

While the initiative is far from perfect, it provides students with immediate relief. Students have carried the burden of inadequate state funding for far too long. The initiative would provide funding to ensure that students do not experience another fee increase in the 2012-13 academic year.
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California financial aid has increased along with tuition

According to a report released Monday, California awarded almost $1.3 billion in financial aid in 2010-11. The figure represents a 22 percent increase from the previous year — a significant rise when compared to the 2.5 percent average increase in state financial aid across the United States.
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Rankings show UC and CSU tuition fastest growing in the nation

The cost of tuition at various UC and CSU campuses is rising faster than costs at other colleges around the country, according to a Department of Education college cost ranking published Tuesday. The rankings calculate increases from the 2008-09 academic year to the 2010-11 academic year and show that the UC
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UC Regents discuss redirecting return-to-aid funds

Faced with tuition increase, regents explore alternative funding methods

Faced with fiscal cuts dependent on thestate’s budget, which is set to be finalized in mid-June, the UC Board of Regents are seeking solutions to the university’s budget by exploring alternative methods of funding financial aid for UC students. At the May 16 regents’ meeting, at which regents discussed a
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Stopping America’s public university tuition spiral

Students of California, arise! You have nothing to lose but a crushing debt! The corporate state of California, ever ready to seize its ideological and commercial hour during a recession, has a chokehold on California’s public universities. With its tax-coddled plutocracy and a nod to further corporatization, the state government
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A case of electoral lunacy

Sometimes, I find Californians to be a little crazy. They queue up for public transportation 20 minutes before the bus is due to arrive, wander instead of walk and eat avocado on everything. However, these quaint peccadilloes pale in comparison to the fullblown insanity of California’s voters. I’m no psychiatrist,
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