My alma mater is currently in turmoil. The UC regents are present on campus discussing the budget. I had a class today and honestly could NOT find parking because of all the press and police. (so obviously I left and said fk it. Lol)
As I read about the ongoing hostilities, my heart breaks for all the current and future students of the University of California system. School is supposed to be a relatively safe place. The fact that we pay all this money and students are being hit by authorities during a peaceful protest is absolutely unessecary and completely asinine.I’m lucky I graduated when I did, otherwise I’d be in a deep and inevitable debt. The budget is truely ludicrous and I admire the couragous students who stand firm and occupy UCR right now.
The UCs are seeing some of their highest application rates, budget is truly a crisis. But regents really needs to get their priorities straight with what they spend on. I hope this doesnt discourage future applicants, because the education UC system is one of the best on the west coast.