UC regents approve 5% tuition increases
Amelia Itnyre, 23, and Sebastian Cano, 21, students at UC Davis, react after the tuition increase vote was announced Thursday during the UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. The regents approved a hike of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years if state funding continues to lag. AP photo
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California voted Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.
The Board of Regents adopted the increases proposed by UC President Janet Napolitano with a 14-7 vote. Members had to shout their votes over students chanting "Hey, hey, ho, tuition hikes have got to go."
Demonstrators said they were angry not only about the tuition hikes but also because the outcome seemed certain even before the proposal could be debated. Continue Reading