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Why the U. of California Has to Raise Tuition 1

Douglas Paulin for The Chronicle

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Douglas Paulin for The Chronicle

California is experiencing an economic crisis that will most likely take years to resolve. The result has been a devastating reduction in state appropriations to the University of California. As its president, I am well aware that we must stabilize the situation and preserve the university as a great institution.

I want to speak directly to the students. I want you to know why we are bringing painful recommendations of fee increases to the University of California Board of Regents for