There is a video here of today's UCSC staff forum, in which Chancellor Blumenthal and EVC Kliger discuss the current situation both for UC and for UCSC. Blumenthal points out how the cuts for UCSC correspond to a cut of $3000 for every student, and how the state of CA is systematically disinvesting from public higher education. I'll try to watch the entire (90 minute!) video tomorrow and provide a bit more commentary.
UCSC has set up a site to disseminate information about the budget crisis here.
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