r6_philly wrote:sarahh wrote:According the Chronicle, Brown plans to cut UC funding by $500 million. And there is the issue of some highly-compensated executives (including the dean of the law school) threatening to sue if their pensions are not increased. The instability is making it hard to consider the school as an option. What is going to happen over the next few years?
Isn't the law school large self-funded? I'd be surprised if the school is not feeding $ back into the parent university.
The pension is going to have to be decreased, they just can't operate that way. Either raise taxes (contribution) or reduce benefits. Since they are not in any shape to raise taxes, benefit reduction seems like the way to go.
I don't know exactly how it works, but the tuition increases in the past two years have been the same percent across the board for all of UC Berkeley.