Education is not prioritized in the U.S.

Shared sacrifice should prevail throughout the university

Nicole Lim/Staff

Who is giving back to the university? Now that the economy seems headed toward a double dip, with future budgets for the UC system possibly headed toward a similar dip, we have to ask ourselves how we can create more quality for less money. And while this has been the
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Sustainability in the ASUC

The current ASUC Senate was dealt a bad hand. Its predecessors established an irresponsible precedent of supporting student groups in a manner that cannot be maintained. When the approximately $1.6 million in student fees collected by the ASUC runs out, the senate draws on reserves to continue funding groups. But
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This is our house

HIGHER EDUCATION: A bill passing through the state Legislature that gives students more power over fee creation is the right move for California.

As the cost of public education in California continues to soar despite decreased state contribution, all three of its institutions of higher education must adapt and give students an increased say over how their money is spent. A bill authored by state Senator Michael Rubio facilitates just that. Legislators should
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A call to action

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The ASUC must lead students in opposition to state leaders’ continual disinvestment in higher education.

On Thursday, state disinvestment forced another fee increase for students of the University of California. Though discussion of further fee increases has been temporarily tabled, students are not in the clear. The regents’ decision to postpone consideration of the “trigger mechanism” that would enact additional fee increases is only a
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For your consideration

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Raising summer course fees for nonresident students deserves further consideration due to financial burdens.

Because the University of California is in a dire financial situation, it must further consider raising nonresident fees for summer sessions. Currently, nonresident students pay the same fee as California residents — $343 per unit — but in the face of monumental cuts to its funding, the university cannot afford
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