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UC Regents Cancel Meeting

Regents said police recommended under the "strongest terms" to cancel meetings.



    UC Regents Cancel Meeting
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    UC Irvine Campus Photo: "A student walks along Ring Mall past social science and social ecology buildings (undated).

    The UC Board of Regents cancelled its meetings in San Francisco this week because of what they called "credible intelligence" that "significant violence and vandalism" was possible during the meeting.
    Board of Regents members Sherry Lansing, Bruce Varner and UC President Mark Yudof said in a statement, "late last week, University of California law enforcement officials came to us with concerns about credible intelligence they had collected in advance of the Board of Regents meeting."

    The meetings were set for Wednesday and Thursday.

    The regent statement said law enforcement recommended they cancel the meeting.

    The UC Student Association opposes the decision, saying canceling is not a solution to a "short term issue."

    "The UC Regents need to stand with us, not run away.  In order to fully fund education, the state needs new revenue, and our UC Regents should support this goal.  This is all that students wanted to hear this week from the UC Regents,” said UC Student Association President Claudia Magana.

    The meetings will be rescheduled at a later, undisclosed date.

    The meeting was supposed to cover updates on several initiatives that have been launched in an effort to offset state disinvestment in the university and provide alternate revenue streams  beyond tuition and taxpayer support.

    The regents said the meeting was never intended to cover tuition hikes.

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