UC Fee Hikes Prompt Protests
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
After the UC Board of Regents approved a 32 percent increase in fees, a collection of university students occupied Campbell Hall at UCLA. The last of those students left the building peacefully Thursday evening, suspending protests that saw dozens arrested.
Los Angeles Times:
After a day of protests over student fee hikes that roiled the UCLA campus, a final group of students who had taken over Campbell Hall left the building peacefully [Thursday] evening.
There were about 25 students when the group dispersed shortly before 7 p.m. Students had been occupying the building since about 12:30 a.m. Students used a bike rack to block hallways and desks to block doors. Pizza boxes were strewn in the third-floor hallway.
“This is only the end of this moment,” said Patricia Torres, 30, a first-year graduate student in the School of Urban Planning. “We are still dialoguing, but not stopping.”
Earlier [Thursday], the UC Board of Regents approved a 32% increase in student fees.
Students vs. regents: With the fee hikes, a UC education will cost triple what it did a decade ago.