Who is going to fight for us now?

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: With the tuition hike approved, the university moves away from its traditional, state-funded model and increases its dependence on students.

When the state allows a university to turn students into a significant source of funding, it is allowing the university to slowly discard its public identity.
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College for the aimless

Millenial Meltdown

At 3, I wanted to be a king. Unaware as I was of the definitively scarce demand for kings in the modern workplace and otherwise unconcerned by such obstacles, I told anyone who stood still long enough about my grand machinations.
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The illusion of demographics

A Whole New World

If you haven’t been simultaneously bombarded with Vietnamese and Cantonese while eating in a Thai restaurant on University Avenue, you might wonder where the first half of your fall semester went.
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Who pays more? Who pays less?

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the UC Board of Regents is scheduled to have a critical vote on President Janet Napolitano’s proposed five-year budget plan, which includes, in the absence of significant increases in state funding, 5 percent annual increases in tuition.
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Chancellor’s Corner: Lead your generation with a vote

If you are concerned about the future of the compact, you need to be politically engaged. Begin by exercising your right to vote. Remember, too, that students constitute a powerful group in any polity — and they did so even when they (we) didn’t have the right to vote. We need to hear your voice in the choices our state makes about our present and future — it is, after all, your future.
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