With the U.C Regents’ recent 8% fee hike (on top of the 32% hike from the previous year) and the more symbolic acceptance that the University of California is not a tuition-free school, we mark a turning point in the history of the once (and future?) greatest public university in the world. U.C Berkeley now joins the “50k club” once occupied solely by private universities.
This is as good a time as any to ask – where is the U.C going? Why is it going in the direction it is? And is there an alternative?
Because there may not be another time to ask.