California steaming

October 1, 2009

Protests took place across University of California campuses as students and faculty voiced their opposition to potentially savage budget cuts. The action follows escalating concerns over the state's $750 million (£472 million) budget shortfall. The UC system is the largest in the US, with 220,000 students and 170,000 faculty. A protester said: "The university is in danger of losing its Nobel prizewinning faculty, its diverse student body and its reputation for excellence."

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