Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A little help from our friends

We could meet here.
Op ed by C. L. Max Nikias who is president of the University of Southern California
 “In all the sound and fury of the budget discussion of recent days, this administration has been portrayed as an opponent of educational ideas,” so said then California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967. Today, the debate between increasing financial support in the state budget for the University of California (UC) system versus hiking tuition roars on. As the president of the University of Southern California (USC), with a crosstown rival in the budget crosshairs, one might perhaps expect me to sit back. The fact, however, is that the UC system is integral to building America’s intellectual capital. In this regard, USC and the UC system are kindred spirits in a noble profession that aspires not just to study the world, but to transform it. And we provide the key that unlocks doors of opportunity for everyone, especially those whose highest hope is to receive the gift of a world-class education. That is why this proud Trojan is ready to stand up for the UC system and yes — even the Bruins — and I believe every Californian should do the same...
We can use all the help we can get:

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