Ally blog contextualizes recent racist incidents at UCLA within a set of events throughout the UC system, and comments on UCLAs administrative response.
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Great talk from Chomsky about the ridiculous notion that the state doesn’t have enough money to pay for public education, healthcare, or other essential services.
For more, read Chomsky’s article “Assaulting Solitarity — Privatizing Education“
[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 ; and
WHEREAS, Tuition has been consistently increased since the creation of
the California Master Plan, with a 68% jump between 2007 and 2011
alone ; and
WHEREAS, students now contribute more into the UC than does the state
of California ; 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% ; and
WHEREAS, current workers have had pay and benefits significantly
reduced ; and
[This statement was submitted to AS to appear on the ballot for the special election occurring between February 27th and March 9th. Footnotes have been added for the skeptical or curious. The official publication of this statement is available here]
Even if you want and can afford D-I, this WILL price some students out of a UCSD education. This will hurt middle-class students struggling to pay for school and who won’t receive more financial aid to cover a new fee.
AS’s D-I Feasibility Study said football IS NOT feasible at UCSD. This new fee will not fund a football team.
There is no hard evidence that D-I would provide employment advantages for UCSD graduates. UCSD already has an INCREDIBLE reputation. Last year, we had the second highest number of applications in the UC system, higher than Cal.
US News, the most recognized ranking system, does not even consider sports in its rankings, and a 2004 study of nine D-I conferences found that D-I basketball is not correlated with increased alumni giving.
Non-student funding for D-I is possible. Most of UCLA’s athletics funding isn’t from student fees.
The move from D-II to D-I is EXTREMELY RISKY. In a 2007 NCAA study all eight programs that moved from D-II to D-I suffered MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL LOSSES.
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