California's budget crunch: The universities protest
- September 28, 2009
- Victoria Bernal, anthropology associate professor, is quoted in Time.com on September 25, 2009
Thousands of students, faculty and staff boycotted classes and staged rallies across
the 10-campus University of California on Thursday to protest dramatic cuts to the
system's budget and proposed additional hikes in undergraduate fees. At UC Berkeley,
the flagship campus and home to famous student protests during the turbulent 1960s,
an estimated 5,000 students, professors and university staff attended a noon rally
at Sproul Plaza during the system-wide "Day of Action." At UCLA, about 700 people
gathered at Bruin Plaza and at normally placid U.C. Irvine approximately 500 people
attended the noon rally. One protester held a sign that read: "If I wanted to go to
a private school, I would have been born into a rich family."
For the full story, please visit http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1926163,00.html.