Thursday, May 17, 2012

UC students "Sentenced to Debt"

Kevin Riggs (, May 17, 2012)
Loud confrontation disrupts UC Regents meeting near the Capitol. It wasn't a chain gang. But that was the message University of California students sought to convey as they showed up in orange prison garb, complaining to UC Regents that they were "sentenced to debt" due to ever-rising tuition. The Regents, gathered in a rare Sacramento meeting near the state Capitol on Wednesday [May 16, 2012], were forced to temporarily suspend their open meeting and retreat behind closed doors for a time, as students engaged in a loud and sustained chant. The police presence at the Sacramento Convention Center was heavy. More

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