UC Bigwigs To Crowd: We’re Screwed

UC President Mark Yudof, Cal Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, and Boalt law dean Christopher Edley showed up at a Pauley Ballroom panel discussion yesterday to tell the assembly all about the university’s crippling financial problems. The money picture is so bleak, and likely to get so much bleaker, that university officials will probably have to cut back on students who live in the state and admit more out-of-state students, just so they can demand a higher tuition from them. According to the Daily Cal, Brigeneau put it rather succinctly: “The trade-off, frankly and harshly, is between poor in-state students and wealthy out-of-state students.” So much for Clark Kerr’s dream of affordable education for all.

Support the East Bay Express, local news, donate
18,656FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
fog
50.6 ° F
53 °
48 °
87 %
0mph
1 %
Sun
75 °
Mon
68 °
Tue
65 °
Wed
62 °
Thu
64 °