Mermaids, unicorns and the Loch Ness Monster

We’ve all been there before. Groaning in exasperation while we hop between the 12 scheduling tabs that we have open on our desktop. Somehow our schedules are still flaming hot messes despite stalking Berkeleytime, ratemyprofessor.com and Telebears  CalCentral like that cute guy from last week’s frat party. Eventually we just
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The history of UC tuition since 1868

The University of California, originally consisting solely of UC Berkeley’s campus, has the distinction of being California’s first public university. At the UC system’s inception, tuition was free for California residents. Over the years, student fees increased, and by the 1970s, the university moved away from free tuition for residents. Here is a look
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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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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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How do you see the University of California?

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: With the university depending more on student tuition, the identity of the University of California as a public university is questioned.

The question at hand is not who should be blamed, but rather how do we, as residents of California and UC students, perceive the University of California.
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PSA: Amazon offers $5,000 student scholarships

The application period for the Amazon Student Scholarship began last week, and if you’re interested in earning some extra dough, it’s definitely worth checking out. This merit-based scholarship is open to all Amazon Student members who are full-time students. The scholarship is intended to be win-win: Students get more cash to use
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