UC Berkeley Students take Action
After a month of protesting, 4 UC Berkeley students are meeting with the administration on Friday to discuss grievances with how the Operational Excellence program is run. This meeting is a response to the students protest of sitting on the ledge of Wheeler hall. These students are having a meeting with the director of the program, Andrew Szeri, to discuss student involvement, communication with administrators, community, and transparency of information. The administration has set up this meeting to discover why the students are very steadfast on ending the program that would save the University $75 million dollars annually. The students in charge plan to gather hundreds of people outside of California Hall to garner awareness.
UCR chancellor Timothy P. White has outlined a strategy for the financial year of 2011-2012 in response to the cuts expected from the Regents. UCR plans to increase revenue from non-state sources, and decrease expenditures from the state-funded portion and seek more efficient ways to save money. White emphasized that he understands these decisions will impact students, but are necessary to ensure the future of the campus. Some changes UCR will make include increased philanthropy, increased entrepreneurial support of academic programs, and reducing campus activities and services.
Read a more detailed list of the outline here: http://newsroom.ucr.edu/news_item.html?action=page&id=2577