UC regents likely to approve major budget cuts

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The University of California will likely approve severe budget cuts Thursday.

Bay Area News Group higher education reporter Matt Krupnick told KPCC’s Larry Mantle some of the most noticeable changes will affect popular UC campuses.

Matt Krupnick: “You’re seeing things like at UC Berkeley, where the library will no longer be open on Saturdays. And during finals, you know, students will not be able to spend all night in there; which is a big change from in the past, and will affect people on a very local level.”

A UC Regents panel has also approved a plan to impose 11 to 26 unpaid furlough days on employees next school year.

Labor unions within the 10-campus system haven’t signed on to any deal.