IRVINE – Protesters have gathered today at a rally at UC Irvine against the budget cuts and the fee increases. From takebackuci:
Many of us just paid our Winter Quarter fees; but with the new fee hike going into effect, some of our friends and classmates couldn’t.
Administration has made it clear that the cuts and hikes were sad but necessary, while they’re making six-figures and living in homes that won’t be foreclosed.
On the first day of Winter Quarter, let’s show the Administration who we are and how we’re affected by their decisions.
Let’s make it clear that, even though the 32% has been finalized, we expect our administrators to do everything they can to reverse the cuts and ease the burden on poor students and students of color and their families.
12:40pm – Around one hundred students have begun to assemble.