Thursday, March 16, 2017

Listen to morning session of Regents: March 15, 2017

The LA Times summarizes some of what transpired yesterday:

Amid rising public concern about college expenses, University of California regents were told Wednesday that the cost of attending UC campuses increased by about $1,100, or 4% last year.

The public university system’s new cost survey found that food, housing and healthcare costs rose, but transportation and book expenses dropped. The survey, conducted last spring at every campus, will be used to set budgets for 2017-18. UC Berkeley recorded the biggest average cost increase, rising 7% to $34,217 annually. UC Santa Cruz — at $34,627 — was the most expensive campus. UC Riverside — at $30,802 — was the cheapest.

Regent Eloy Ortiz Oakley called on regents to look for ways to lower the cost of attendance during a committee session on the first day of a two-day meeting in San Francisco. Regent John A. Pérez said the university’s requirement that all students, regardless of income level, contribute about $10,000 annually to cover their costs might discourage some students from applying to UC...
You can hear the three morning segments at:

PS: Some nasty questions about cost and usable square feet were asked about a proposed UC-SF project. It reminds one of what happened when the UCLA Grand Hotel was first submitted. But, of course, there was a promise to come back with answers and, like the Grand Hotel, approval can be expected despite doubts.

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