Sunday, February 2, 2020

Listen to the Regents' Public Engagement & Development Committee at UC-Merced: Jan. 30, 2020

The Regents' Public Engagement and Development Committee met at UC-Merced on January 30-31. A link to available audio is below. The word "available" is used because on the first day there were two segments of the meeting and the audio failed for part of the second segment. On the second day, a public comment session was scheduled along with a campus tour. Originally, there was supposed to be a recording of the public comments on the second day, but the link was removed. It is possible that there were no public comments on the second day so that there was nothing to record.

On the first day, there were a few public comments dealing with labor relations and outsourcing. The outsourcing was mentioned in the context of the 2020 Project, a public-private partnership that is constructing new facilities on campus and apparently acting as a private employer. After the comments, interim chancellor Nathan Brostrom (VP and CFO of UC) opened the planned program with remarks that touted the 2020 Project as a way to finance capital expansion in an era when the state is not providing the funding. The remainder of the program consisted of panels highlighting aspects of UC-Merced.

You can hear the session at the link below:

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