Friday, November 20, 2009

Don't think, just protest

"There will not be any students who won't be able to afford a UC education," [University of California President Mark] Yudof told reporters. "If someone slips through the cracks, send me an e-mail and we'll take care of it."

He was referring to UC's Blue and Gold program in which the university will pick up the entire tuition, excluding living and campus costs, for students whose families earn $70,000 or less and who qualify for other financial aid such as Cal Grants and federal Pell Grants. ...

Tears ran down the face of UCLA neuroscience student Anabel Resendiz as she stood with the protesters after the regents had voted [to increase tuition]. She said she wasn't sure she'd be able to afford to continue her education and added that her roommate was talking about quitting.

Asked if she qualified for UC's Blue and Gold program, Resendiz said, "What do you mean?"
--Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, on not exactly being a brain surgeon

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