Patt Morrison for November 19, 2009

Now that it’s official, they’re officially angry: UC students absorb 32% fee hike

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As the UC Regents prepared to officially approve a 32% student fee increase angry UC students stormed the building early this morning, barricading the doors in protest. Now that the reality of at least $2,500 in additional annual fees is upon students, what’s next in their fight against the Regents and the larger political structure of California that brought down nearly $1 billion in budget cuts on the UC system?

As the UC Regents prepared to officially approve a 32% student fee increase angry UC students stormed the building early this morning, barricading the doors in protest. Now that the reality of at least $2,500 in additional annual fees is upon students, what’s next in their fight against the Regents and the larger political structure of California that brought down nearly $1 billion in budget cuts on the UC system?

Guests:

Patricia Nazario, KPCC reporter; she joins us live from Covel Commons on UCLA’s campus

Victor Sanchez, president of the University of California Student Association; external vice chair of the UC Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly; senior at UC Santa Cruz

Jesse Cheng, student regent designate & Asian studies major at UC Irvine

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-41st District; chair of the Assembly Education Committee


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