Wednesday afternoon, students, faculty and staff across several California State University (CSU) campuses staged walkouts in protest of cuts to higher education.
According to the Associated Press, over 600 protesters rallied at Sacramento State, and 100 occupied an administration building. In addition, Twitter #Apr showed tweets of protests at CSU East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, San Jose, San Francisco, Sonoma, Northridge, Pomona, Los Angeles and Fullerton.
At 9:30 a.m. today, representatives from CSU, University of California (UC) and other institutions of higher education will meet with the state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee in Sacramento to discuss how cuts to funding will affect education in California.
CSU and UC are each facing at least a $500 million cut in state funding.
– Becky Peterson