Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Campus Construction Bandwagon

The Bandwagon at 200 Medical Plaza
From the LA Times:

...UC Merced officials last week pitched to the UC regents a plan to increase its student body to 10,000 from 6,200 over the next five to seven years and construct many buildings to double the school's physical capacity. The regents seemed nervous about the details of financing, which could approach $1 billion, but were receptive to accommodating more eligible applicants who are feeling shut out of UC. UC Berkeley is advocating a major new satellite campus on the underused 130 acres it owns seven miles away on the Richmond waterfront; leaders envision new programs there in partnerships with international colleges for as many as 10,000 faculty and students within 40 years. And state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) recently attracted attention for proposing a new UC campus, possibly near Silicon Valley or Los Angeles, devoted to technology, science and some arts. Gatto's legislation would push a feasibility study for "a public version of Caltech" and provide $50 million for land acquisition and initial building...

Full story at

Can we just settle this year's budget/tuition issue conflict first? Just asking:

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