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Cal State announces enrollment freeze for next spring




Students and faculty members stage a sit-in in front of the school president's office at California State University, Northridge demonstrating against proposed budget cuts at all 23 Cal State University campuses statewide.
Students and faculty members stage a sit-in in front of the school president's office at California State University, Northridge demonstrating against proposed budget cuts at all 23 Cal State University campuses statewide.
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Officials from the California State University system have announced plans to freeze student enrollment next spring. And If a proposed tax initiative on the upcoming November election doesn't pass, student enrollment numbers for fall 2013 could be slashed by 25,000. A university spokesman said there was no other choice, since raising tuition for the seventh year in a row was unacceptable.

The plan will be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees today, but Chancellor Charles Reed has the authority to limit student enrollment without trustee approval.

The Cal State Board is also voting on 10 percent salary increases for two incoming college presidents at the CSU Fullerton and East Bay campuses. Their salaries would be more than $300,000 each.

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, reporter for KPCC.