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For the Week of April 18, 2011
UCLA Chancellor Gene block takes to task the legislators who benefited from California’s low-cost public higher education and now refuse to let us decide whether others will have that opportunity.
A new voluntary Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time program - ERIT - is UC’s latest effort to cut costs without laying off staff. Staff members will be able to reduce their hours by 5 to 50 percent.
The University of California granted “an interest-free, $6.9 million loan” from its Short Term Investment Pool to develop its online Instruction Pilot Project, which has been opposed by many faculty and students. Academic Senate approval had been contingent on using external funds.
As some of us scramble to finish tax returns today, take a moment to ask: what share of your household’s income goes to state and local taxes compared to the thousands with incomes of $200,000+ who pay nothing? ____________________________________________________________________________________
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