The four-way battle between the Governor, the Legislature, the Regents and UCOP continues over our heads, thrashing out our future as the state budget looms. The campus finally comes up with a pathetic non-report on Intercollegiate Athletics, recommending yet another review – the seventh since 1991. It would be an external review, accountable to no one, serving procrastination and more debt. When will we bite the bullet and hold IA accountable for its profligacy? When will the Governor follow the law: consult the advisory committee in the appointment of Regents instead of calling on financiers and friends who fail to responsibly oversee UCOP let alone represent the public interest?
Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan
Co-Chairs of the BFA.