Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Pre-May Revise Travels with Janet

We have asked in prior posts why - if the Committee of Two negotiations are going as well as was suggested at the last Regents meeting - UC prez Napolitano finds it necessary to drum up external support for the UC budget as the May Revise date approaches. The latest travel adventure of the UC prez reinforces that question. From the Fresno Bee:

University of California President Janet Napolitano is hoping to light a fire under Fresno leaders and business people. Her cause is simple: Let’s get lawmakers to pour more dollars into the UC system. Fresno doesn’t often hear much noise about high education funding, she told a group of nearly 200 Fresno Rotary Club members and their guests on Monday. “I’d like you all to make some. And now would be a really good time,” she said. Napolitano brought the plea during the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting in downtown. The visit was part of a larger effort Napolitano is making to drum up public support for boosting state funding for the 10 UC campuses and avoiding proposed tuition hikes as high as 5% next school year...

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It would be nice if the Committee of Two would at least be traveling together. As it is...

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