Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A clash at CSULB over major tuition spike

• CSU raises 2012-13 tuition by 9 percent (OC Reg)

     LONG BEACH – California State University trustees approved a 9 percent increase in tuition Wednesday despite a clash between police and demonstrators who disrupted the board's meeting with chants and a struggle that left an officer injured. ¶ Assistant Chancellor Robert Turnage said the trustees reconvened elsewhere as the brief violence flared and voted 9-6 in favor of the increase....

• [UPDATED with Violence, Arrests:] Students and Bank Bailout Foes Protest Tuition Hike Before Cal State University Trustees Today (OC Weekly)

     UPDATE, NOV. 16, 2:18 P.M.: Two students were reportedly pepper-sprayed and two police officers were injured during this morning's protest at the California State University Chancellor's office in Long Beach.
     Trustees waited until protesters were cleared out of the room before going into closed session to approve the 9 percent tuition hike for next school year, reports the Daily 49er.
     The student newspaper posted video of the fracas on Facebook.

From the Daily 49er

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