Tuition rollbacks will not hurt financial aid

As hundreds of students walked out in the rain last Thursday to call for rolling back tuition, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau told CBS News that more tuition hikes are inevitable despite increased taxes on the rich from Proposition 30. New tuition hikes would be outrageous, considering that the university has raised
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New UC tax generates concern about financial impact on student fees

A shift in the way the UC Office of the President gathers funds from each campus has caused some concern about the impact on student fees and the financial state of individual campuses. In previous academic years, revenue generated from individual campuses had been collected and then redistributed across the
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City Council considers levying fee on vacant storefronts

In a move to promote economic growth and curb the number of graffitied empty storefronts, the Berkeley City Council is considering a plan to levy fees against property owners whose ground-level properties remain vacant for six months or more. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin presented the preliminary proposal — which introduced a $180
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