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State budget cuts: ‘We are at the point of compromising quality’

George Blumenthal spoke to the UC Regents
Chancellor Blumenthal, left, with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, answers questions after addressing the UC Board of Regents.

In an appearance at the March UC Board of Regents meeting, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal said proposed state budget cuts risk UC's educational mission.

"The painful truth is that we are at the point of compromising educational quality," he said.

Blumenthal was one of three UC chancellors invited to outline the potential impacts on their campuses of a proposed half-billion-dollar cut to the UC system. [More]

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