ASUC Senate discusses UC Berkeley financial situation in light of COVID-19

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At a meeting Wednesday, the ASUC Senate discussed the financial situation of UC Berkeley, particularly in terms of the budget deficits that have been caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Rosemarie Rae, UC Berkeley vice chancellor of finance and chief financial officer, the budget shortfall will amount to about $200 million.

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