Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bit of a Departure from UC Regents History

Once upon a time, the Regents were a relatively placid group, even when there was controversy.  The photo on the left shows them in 1950 dealing with the loyalty oath issue.  But nowadays, we learn that “the University of California Board of Regents will rally on the steps of the state Capitol in May alongside students, faculty, staff, alumni and other UC supporters, chair Sherry Lansing announced Wednesday (Jan. 18).  In remarks opening the regents' two-day meeting at UC Riverside, Lansing said the regents will meet in Sacramento May 16 and 17. She said the rally at the state Capitol is intended to spotlight the adverse effects that cuts in state funding have had on the university and to build public support for re-investment in higher education…”

[Thanks to Bette Billet for spotting this release.]

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