Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A College Education :: Priceless

Some background: On Tuesday, November 17th the University of California's Board of Regents approved a 32%, or $2,500, increase in undergraduate fees.

Here's a new YouTube video about the fee hikes. It was made for an Intro to Communication class at the University of California San Diego, and was filmed on campus at UCSD.

I found this video on the blog Student Activism, which is run by one of the panelists @ this upcoming event:

Campus Progress invites you to...

Is College Only for the Rich? Student Organizing for College Affordability

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Center for American Progress - 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

With fees increasing 32% for University of California students, amid passionate protests, college affordability is making headlines once again, at a time when college affordability reform legislation awaits action in the Senate. This panel will examine the implications of the tuition debate in California, and look ahead at efforts to make college more affordable and accessible on the institutional, state, and federal levels.

Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY) will give the opening remarks.

Speakers for this event include Victor Sanchez, president of the University of California Student Association; Bruce Cain, executive director of the University of California - Washington Center who will be speaking on behalf of the administration; Angus Johnston, a historian of student social movements, and blogger at; and Campus Progress's Pedro de la Torre, a policy expert on student financial aid. The panel will be moderated by Erica Williams, Deputy Director of Campus Progress.

Click here to RSVP.

Food and Refreshments will be served.

If you cannot attend in person then check out the live stream here!

Sponsored by Campus Progress and the United States Student Association, and US PIRG.

If you have questions, please email

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