Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Committee of One?

At the last Regents meeting, although there really was no information provided about what was happening at the Committee of Two, the implicit message was that progress was being made. However, in the last day or so, a series of emails have gone out from UC prez Napolitano tailored to various groups - faculty, retirees, etc. - but all with the same message: Contact the governor about the UC budget. [Excerpt]

I am writing to ask that you join me in our efforts to secure full State funding for UC... To this end, I ask that you join me in this all-important effort and contact Gov. Brown and your legislative representatives to let them know that investing in UC must be a top priority for the State...

All this communication could be taken as a routine effort to enhance the budget for UC as the May Revise nears. But presumably within the Committee of Two - the governor and the UC prez - such communication shouldn't be hard to achieve. Unless, of course, things are not going so well after all and Napolitano finds herself as a Committee of One. We'll know by mid-May. 

A Committee of One could be very lonely:

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