Monday, June 20, 2011

"UC changed its books, then asked the Department of Finance to change the state budget, which also listed athletics as an auxiliary enterprise. "

check out Patrick Lenz:

"The language gives the perception that there's a problem," Lenz said, noting that UC has never diverted money, despite drastic cuts to the university's budget. "I'm not sure what we need the language for."
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The issue of how UC pays for intercollegiate athletics has been particularly contentious at UC Berkeley. The campus has paid an average of $11 million a year to help fund some two dozen money-losing teams, according to a panel of faculty and alumni convened last year after the Faculty Senate urged Chancellor Robert Birgeneau to stop subsidizing athletics.

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"Intercollegiate athletics should have been listed under student services" because student service fees are their primary source of support at campuses other than Berkeley and UCLA, said Lenz.

So UC changed its books, then asked the Department of Finance to change the state budget, which also listed athletics as an auxiliary enterprise.

"Our intent was to make the change consistent," Lenz said.
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Read more of the up is down, and down is up- there's no problem where there clearly was a problem- and we didn't do what the facts say that we did indeed do- just semantics- and now we will ensure the CA Dept of Finance adopts the semantic we want and puts UCOP doublespeak into the budget so that it will be true- or kind of look like true- read comments coming out of UCOP on this issue:
here.

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also check out this article on Brown's effort to gain a super-majority over the next two years.

Brown Reconnoiters on Budget - Actually He Plans to Make Republicans Irrelevant

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