Napolitano Will Resign as Homeland Security Secretary

By: Friday July 12, 2013 10:04 am

Janet Napolitano will resign her position as Homeland Security Secretary to become the next president of the University of California system, according to the department. Napolitano will be the first female to head the historic UC system, one of the most prestigious public universities systems in the world.


Hundreds of Students Attempting to Shut Down UC Regents Meeting Over Tuition Hikes

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 12:30 pm

About 500 students are currently blockading entrances to the University of California Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco this morning, where the Regents are scheduled to vote on a budget that presumes a 24 percent across-the-board increase on UC tuitions. Picketing students have pledged to shut the meeting down.

Millions in Prop 30 Tax Revenues Will Be Diverted from Higher Ed to Wall Street, Thanks to UC Board of Regents

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:30 pm

The Board of Regents’ pursuit of cheap money to increase UC profits left it exposed to the financial collapse. According to the report, UC’s risky bets have now cost it $57 million, which could rise to over $250 million over the next three decades. Between May 2007 and the end of last year, the Regents doubled UC’s debt load. The UC system is currently paying about three quarters of a million dollars per month to Wall Street firms as a result of the swaps.

UC Riverside Students Attacked by Police During Day of Protest to Defend Education

By: Friday January 20, 2012 7:45 am

University of California Riverside students gathered to protest a UC Regents meeting on January 19. They gathered to demand that the Regents stop raising fees, supporting layoffs and passing budget cuts. They organized to defend public education. But, their presence was met with a significant show of force from police clad in riot gear, especially later in the afternoon. The presence of riot police escalated the situation and ultimately led to at least one officer firing paint-filled bullets into a crowd of students.

With $1.4 Billion in Cannabis Tax Revenue, California Could Help Millions

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 7:30 pm

If California legalizes cannabis, tax revenues would be $1.4 billion yearly, enough to send each CA adult $50, or hire 23,000 teachers.

Students in California March Today, I Stand with Them

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 2:25 pm

Students at public universities in California are planning a series of demonstrations across the state protesting tuition hikes today. While a few isolated incidents in recent weeks have provided fodder for some in the media to dismiss their concerns, the students’ cause is incredibly important. If we continue to yearly raise tuition in California far beyond inflation, we threaten to derail all that has enabled my home state to prosper in decades past.

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