Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Parallel Universes

Are there parallel universes?

In pondering that question, yours truly came across this email which seemed to confirm the theory:

Dear UC Advocate,

As my last act as chairman of the University of California Board of Regents, I want to thank all of you for your help in achieving a state budget outcome that bodes well for our students and our campuses.

Your advocacy on behalf of UC played an important role in securing a strong financial position for the University over the next four years and providing our students and their families with a predictable means to budget for their education.

I and my fellow Regents cannot thank you enough for your phone calls and letters to members of the Legislature and the Governor on behalf of UC. Your collective efforts were instrumental in a final budget agreement that will keep the world’s best public research university robust.

I would also like to thank Governor Brown, President Napolitano, Speaker Atkins, and Senate President pro Tem de Leon for reaching agreement on a final budget, and my fellow Regents for all of their support. At the same time, you may want to reach out and thank your local members of the State Senate and Assembly for their support as part of the budget process here.

As I have said before, the state of California and the University have grown together and each has benefited from this symbiotic relationship.

The caliber of education, research and public service the University of California provides is more important than ever in the knowledge-based global economy in which we live.

You should be proud of your role in maintaining the excellence of the University of California. We are forever indebted to you for your help.


Bruce D. Varner
UC Board of Regents
Who knew?

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