Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuition Hike Proposal Withdrawn for Now

The good old days when people could
have an in-person meeting
Yours truly will, as usual, archive the audio of the current set of Regents meetings, now being done by teleconference. However, that will take time. In the meantime, here is a news item from the session today from EdSource:

Declaring that it would be unseemly to raise tuition during the current national health emergency, leaders of the ten-campus University of California system on Wednesday withdrew their proposal to increase costs for the next five incoming freshmen classes.
However, the tuition plan – which originally was scheduled for a vote Thursday- may be revived at a later date, they said.  The regents’ next meeting is expected to be in May.
John A. Pérez, chairman of the UC regents board, that the university needs the extra tuition revenue but that UC leaders have decided it “is not appropriate to move forward with this item given all the challenges” the coronavirus poses to students, faculty and staff and their families. The decision was reached after consultation with Gov. Gavin Newsom, UC president Janet Napolitano, and campus chancellors, he said...

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