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Symposium Scheduled on Whether Economic Fate of Public Universities Uglier than a Demonic Hairless Cat

Posted By Ruby Elizabeth Lee On Nov 30, 2008 @ 10:57 pm In News | Comments Disabled

With the UC Board of Regents threatening to cut enrollment without more funding from the state [1] and a recent phenomenon of beginning sentences with “With the economy as it is … ” it seems that Berkeley thinks it’s finally time to tell us what everybody already knows: the economy is failing, nobody has any money [2] and we’re all screwed. Surprise!

Looming state budget shortfalls, declining endowments and tuition increases, oh my! Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a symposium [3] will be held this Tuesday to discuss the economic fate of the UC system and do what Berkeley does best: hold open forums for discourse on important controversial topics [4]. Hopefully, though, this one will actually help solve the problem and not just provide a safe space for letting off steam.

In attendance will be Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, Christopher F. Edley, Jr., President of the UC, Mark Yudof and Berkeley Economics teacher and recently-named chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer [5]. It’s gonna take a lot more than a metaphorical Band-Aid in the form of a symposium to heal this financial wound, but hey, it’s a start.

WHAT: Panel of UC and UCB professors and leaders to discuss the future of higher education and it’s current economic uh-oh’s, forum-style.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Pauley Ballroom

WHO: People who know stuff. (See above.)

Image Source: Rosemobile [6] under Creative Commons
All-Star Panel of University Leaders to Discuss Future of Public Higher Education [UC Newsroom [3]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] cut enrollment without more funding from the state: http://www.dailycal.org/article/103641/without_more_funding_uc_may_cut_enrollment

[2] nobody has any money: http://clog.dailycal.org/2008/11/21/its-not-about-the-money-its-about-sending-a-message/

[3] symposium: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/19045

[4] open forums for discourse on important controversial topics: http://www.dailycal.org/article/103608/asuc_forum_tackles_tense_campus_climate

[5] Christina Romer: http://clog.dailycal.org/2008/11/25/professor-happily-puts-depression-expertise-to-use-for-team-obama/

[6] Rosemobile: http://flickr.com/photos/foamahobe/7403677/

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