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Ontbreekt er iets? Bewerk Google Maps. Bewerken Negeren. Out of the classroom and into the streets. Fb: Liberate our Education. Occupy the UCs! (@occupyouredu) A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2. The University of California was once a tuition-free and public institution.

A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2

Now the students are facing yet another tuition hike. The most recent attempt to raise tuition in 2009 was successfully frozen by the courageous and necessary action of students, yet this week, the UC Regents have approved a 5% tuition increase each year for the next five years. This is in addition to the numerous increases that have occurred since the new millennium which amount to what will now be a 500% increase by 2020. A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2 : Indybay.

The University of California was once a tuition-free and public institution.

A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2 : Indybay

Now the students are facing yet another tuition hike. The most recent attempt to raise tuition in 2009 was successfully frozen by the courageous and necessary action of students, yet this week, the UC Regents have approved a 5% tuition increase each year for the next five years. This is in addition to the numerous increases that have occurred since the new millennium which amount to what will now be a 500% increase by 2020. Why Humanities 2? or: End the Administration. The UC administration wraps its tentacles around all of our lives.

Why Humanities 2? or: End the Administration

And it has established many nodes from which to strangle us; Kerr Hall is only one hub of a much larger amorphous beast. Given this fact, students had a lot of options when we began considering an occupation. How, then, did we choose this particular administrative base of operations, Humanities 2, for our action? In fact, it is not a difficult question, and everyone here is clear on the answer: this building houses the office of a particularly smarmy figure, one Dean Sheldon Kamieniecki—a perversely enthusiastic agent of austerity. This person was responsible for slashing whole departments as soon as he got the chance, Community Studies being one notable example.

Last fall, a group of students saw Kamieniecki entering this building and confronted him about the proposed layoffs: “How do you justify firing six workers who we all depend on?” “It’s simple math. “Well, we saw that you make over $200,000 a year.” City on a Hill Press sur Twitter : "Students march to Kerr Hall in protest of tuition increases #ucsc #tuitionfees... Reclaim UC: Why Humanities 2? or: End the Administration. Reposted from Education Should be Free: The UC administration wraps its tentacles around all of our lives.

reclaim UC: Why Humanities 2? or: End the Administration

And it has established many nodes from which to strangle us; Kerr Hall is only one hub of a much larger amorphous beast. Given this fact, students had a lot of options when we began considering an occupation. How, then, did we choose this particular administrative base of operations, Humanities 2, for our action? In fact, it is not a difficult question, and everyone here is clear on the answer: this building houses the office of a particularly smarmy figure, one Dean Sheldon Kamieniecki—a perversely enthusiastic agent of austerity.

Last fall, a group of students saw Kamieniecki entering this building and confronted him about the proposed layoffs: “How do you justify firing six workers who we all depend on?” “It’s simple math. “Well, we saw that you make over $200,000 a year.” “So what? Silence and a stare made clear our agreement with that plan. Occupy Education. A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2. The University of California was once a tuition-free and public institution.

A Communiqué from the UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2

Now the students are facing yet another tuition hike. The most recent attempt to raise tuition in 2009 was successfully frozen by the courageous and necessary action of students, yet this week, the UC Regents have approved a 5% tuition increase each year for the next five years. This is in addition to the numerous increases that have occurred since the new millennium which amount to what will now be a 500% increase by 2020. Governors and legislatures have come and gone, and have continually spouted rhetoric without taking any action. In addition to tuition increases, students face larger class sizes, fewer classes, cuts to student services, and ultimately, are paying more for less education. All of these issues and more are a direct result of the failed leadership of the UC Regents, a ruling junta appointed by the governor—yet rebuked in this move even by him!

Capitalist economy of accumulation. Every day. Bradley Allen sur Twitter : ""A private business parades in the mask of a public university." Communiqué from #UCSC Occupation of Humanities 2. Alex Darocy sur Twitter : "Actions Opposing Proposed Tuition Increases Begin at UC Santa Cruz: #UCSC #SantaCruz. City on a Hill Press sur Twitter : "Students march in and out of classrooms: "No cuts, no fees, education should be free"... City on a Hill Press on Twitter: "Student will discuss their demands on the third floor of Humanities 2 building. #UCSC #tuitionfees. City on a Hill Press sur Twitter : "Students occupying Humanities 2 Building in response to #TuitionIncrease plan #ucsc... City on a Hill Press sur Twitter : "Students attempt to occupy Humanities 2 Building #UCSC #tuitionhikes...

UCSC Students Occupy Humanities Building Following Regents Vote to Increase Tuition. Students first gathered at Quarry Plaza for a short rally in the rain.

UCSC Students Occupy Humanities Building Following Regents Vote to Increase Tuition

After the rally, the group marched through Classroom Unit 2, and around campus briefly, until they arrived at the Humanities building. After another short rally, they made their way to the top floor, asked administrators to leave, and began the occupation. The UCSC students are in Solidarity with students at UC Berkeley who are currently occupying Wheeler Hall on that campus and have vowed to stay there until the Regents reverse their decision to increase tuition. The students occupying the Humanities building at UC Santa Cruz have created the following social media accounts: Cornel West Speaks at UC Santa Cruz Occupation. Occupy the UCs! sur Twitter : "SUCCESS!! We are now skyping Berkeley! #OccupyOurEdu #OccupyHumanities #OccupyWheeler!