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AS Resolution Endorsing March 1st

In Privatization on February 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

[This resolution was passed by AS on Wednesday February 8th]

Resolution to Endorse the March 1, 2012 Day of Action

WHEREAS, The California Master Plan for Higher Education called for a
tuition free University [1]; and

WHEREAS, Tuition has been consistently increased since the creation of
the California Master Plan, with a 68% jump between 2007 and 2011
alone [2]; and

WHEREAS, students now contribute more into the UC than does the state
of California [3]; and

WHEREAS, the University of California, San Diego, has been greatly
impacted by tuition hikes; and

WHEREAS, CLICS Library, the IRPS Library, and the Medical Center
Library in Hillcrest, have all been shut down due to budget cuts; and

WHEREAS, since 2009, UCSD has reduced its workforce by over 5.5% [4]; and

WHEREAS, current workers have had pay and benefits significantly
reduced [5]; and

WHEREAS, several organizing groups, including but not limited to, the
New York City Student Assembly, Occupy Education Northern California,
Occupy Chicago Education Committee, Occupy Colleges, Occupy Education,
Students for a Democratic Society – National Working Committee,
Students United for a Free CUNY, University Professional and Technical
Employees – CWA 9119 (University of California), Cal State East Bay
Chapter of CFA (California Faculty Association), CACHE (Coalition
Against Corporate Higher Education), Occupy University,
San Francisco Labor Council- Executive Committee, Save our Schools
Coalition-Rhode Island, Occupy Boston Students, CUNY-Wide General
Assembly-City University of New York, Occupy Student Debt Campaign,
the Associated Students of UC San Diego (ASUCSD) External Affairs
Office, and the UCSD Public Education Coalition, have all endorsed a
March 1, 2012 Call to Action , to protest continued divestment from
education; and

WHEREAS, On March 4, 2010, UCSD participated in a large walkout which
resulted in tangible victories for students; and

WHEREAS, the ASUCSD External Affairs office and the UCSD Public
Education Coalition have called for another campus-wide mobilization
and walkout; and

WHEREAS, The Associated Students of UC San Diego (ASUCSD) has channels
of influence with the administration and Academic Senate, as well as
yielding significant student outreach resources; and therefore,

LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the ASUCSD, fully and actively endorse the
March 1, 2012 Day of Action; and

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED, that the ASUCSD Campus-Wide Senators
actively publicize and inform the campus about the Day of Action and
provide resources where they are needed; and

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED, that the ASUCSD College Senators introduce
an endorsement resolution to their respective Council; and

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED, that the Transfer, Freshmen (and
freshwoman), and five academic Senators actively publicize and inform
their constituents about the Day of Action and encourage their
constituents to participate; and

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that all faculty members are encouraged to
relocate their classes to the rally; and

LET IT FINALLY BE RESOLVED that the ASUCSD calls on the Chancellor and
the Academic Senate to fully and actively endorse the March 1 Day of
Action.

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1.http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/documents/
facts_fee_history_110810.pdf

2. UCSA Budget Priority Fact Sheets-2011

3. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/09/us/09uc.html?pagewanted=all

4. http://www.fox5sandiego.com/news/kswb-ucsd-layoffs,0,7643359.story

5. http://www.10news.com/news/19795325/detail.html

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