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CFA Headlines • January 31, 2018

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Chancellor delays vote on tuition hike

Just a week after protest led the UC Regents to postpone a vote on student tuition hikes, CSU Chancellor Timothy White announced on Monday a decision to delay a similar vote of the CSU Trustees.

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CFA says Trustees must step up fight for needed CSU funding from governor, legislature

CFA followed up this week on a January 4 open letter to the Chancellor by telling CSU Trustees at their Jan. 30 meeting it is time to step up meaningful pressure on the legislature and governor. It’s the one way the CSU can get the funds it really needs to live up to its mission.

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Legislative Hearing to take up “Closing the Degree Gap”

Most of us in public higher education know that California is not on pace to put enough college degrees in the hands of Californians. Studies say the state’s economy will feel it soon, and it won’t be possible to “import” enough college-educated people to solve it.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Assembly Higher Education Committee, chaired by Assemblymember José Medina and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No 2 on Education Finance, chaired by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, will hold a joint legislative hearing to explore “Closing the Degree Gap.”

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In Other News • January 31, 2018

DACA RENEWALS STILL UNDERWAY—SEE LINKS FOR HELP: On January 9, a federal judge temporarily halted Trump’s termination of DACA, the program to protect young people brought to the U.S. as children, including thousands of CSU students. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is accepting renewal applications for DACA waivers and work authorizations from immigrants who had the status when the Trump administration issued its order on September 5. See a CSU web page of resources specifically about the judge’s order, click here for resources by CSU campus, and find additional resources on the CFA web site.

NORTHRIDGE CFA CHAPTER VP HONORED AT TRUSTEES MEETING: CSU Northridge CFA Chapter Vice President Ivor Weiner, a professor of Special Education, was honored with a CSU Wang Family Excellence Award at the CSU Board of Trustees this week. In his remarks accepting the award, he said, “I am humbled and honored to accept this award, and I give thanks to CFA and my CSUN CFA chapter for always leading the way in giving a voice to the voiceless.” Northridge CFA Chapter President Nate Thomas also received the Wang Award, in 2015.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WAS TURNED AWAY FROM THE CSU? They did the work in high school or community college. They got the grades. They were promised a seat in the CSU. But they were turned away. There are tens of thousands of qualified students who wanted to go to the CSU but were not admitted. CFA is interested in learning their stories. If you know such a student, please ask him or her to go to https://www.calfac.org/pod/were-you-turned-away-csu

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Links of the Week • January 31, 2018

Cal State trustees debate tuition increase, ‘unsustainable funding gaps at nations largest public university system
Los Angeles Times

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