UC Board of Regents passes tuition plan

This morning, a committee of the University of California (UC) Board of Regents approved UC President Janet Napolitano’s tuition plan, which would increase UC tuition by up to five percent annually over the next five years. The board voted 7-2 in favor of the plan at its meeting held at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. California Gov. Jerry Brown voted against the plan, as did Student Regent Sadia Saifuddin.

Hundreds of students from different UC campuses protested outside the event, and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that demonstrators “burst through metal barricades and police security lines and broke a large glass entry door.”

UC Davis students who protested the regents meeting will continue their protest on the UC Davis campus this afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. They plan to occupy Mrak Hall — the main office building of UC Davis administrators — where many protesters spent the night of Nov. 18.

The full Board of Regents will review the plan tomorrow, Nov. 20.