Fault Lines Form Among Campuses as Finances Strain U. of California

President Mark G. Yudof of the University of California often says that the system he oversees is one university with 10 campuses.

But some higher-education experts say the economic strains and budget cuts of the past three years are fraying the ties that hold the system together. Several campus leaders have proposed measures to increase their financial independence from the system, in some cases at the cost of the other campuses.

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