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September 29, 2010
by ssmith
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Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown on Public Higher Ed

California’s gubernatorial debate on September 28, 2010: Capital Public Radio’s Marianne Russ asked the question we (and others, apparently, as she attributed the question to a UC student) asked her to ask during yesterday’s debate: “As Governor would you roll … Continue reading

September 10, 2010
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Contentious Plan for UC Pension Fund

The following article was published in the San Francisco Chronicle: Contentious plan for sagging UC pension fund Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, September 10, 2010 A tidal wave of unfunded retirement obligations that could top $40 billion in four … Continue reading

September 7, 2010
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Chronicle: Public Higher Education Eroding

The ideal of American public higher education may have entered a death spiral, several scholars said here Thursday during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. That crisis might ultimately harm not only universities, but also democracy itself, they warned. Continue reading