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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tensions High at U.C. Regents Meeting

Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM

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Expect a heavy police presence at U.C. San Francisco's Mission Bay campus today, as the U.C. Regents are all but certain to hike tuition costs yet again.

Coming on the heels of last year's 32-percent tuition hike, students were angered by the notion of another 8 percent hike -- which would pull nearly $900 out of college-goers' wallets.

Those very real concerns took a backseat yesterday, however, when violent protests resulted in 13 arrests, injured four police officers, and led to a cop pulling his gun on a surging crowd.

With the regents actually set to vote on the tuition bump today, it remains to be seen what manner of crowd reaction will greet the decision.

Because if you don't think the fee hike is coming -- well, we've got a Campanile to sell you.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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