Universities: Austerity in California

In California, too, there is trouble between educators and the governor—this time at college level. Governor Ronald Reagan is once again coming under academic fire for his cost-cutting budgetary policies. Last year, regents and administrators of the University of California reluctantly went along with a Reagan-proposed $13 million cut in requested operating funds as an emergency measure. In January, the Governor proposed a $280 million budget for the university next year, or $31 million less than the request submitted by University President Charles J. Hitch. The regents—including several who sided with Reagan last...

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