UC President Michael Drake discusses university reopening, affordability

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In a conversation hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California, UC President Michael Drake spoke about the reopening of UC campuses in the fall, efforts to diversify campus populations and keeping the cost of a UC education affordable. Photo by Gmartineau86 under CC BY SA 4.0.

In a conversation hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California, UC President Michael Drake spoke Friday about the priorities and challenges that the University of California will aim to address in the upcoming future.
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UC announces pathways for transfer students

The University of California announced Tuesday a number of new course “pathways,” which would clarify and streamline the application process for community college students applying to the university’s most popular majors.
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Brown, Napolitano agreement averts some tuition increases

Undergraduate tuition for California residents will not go up in the next two years and the state will make a large investment in the university’s pension system, according to an agreement reached between UC President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown.
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UC tuition hike will not burden low-income families

It’s time for California to have a serious debate about how it funds higher education. While we believe the costs of education should be shared across stakeholder groups, that doesn’t mean the current balance is rational or fair. As our state’s economy recovers from several lean years, it is time to reinvest in one of our most valuable resources: public higher education. This is the message we should be delivering to Sacramento.
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