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STORIES

Letters to the Editor: California has $31 billion extra to spend. Higher education needs a lot of it

On November 22, 2021, the Los Angeles Times published this letter to the editor from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public …

Op-Ed: California Community Colleges deserve more support

On November 15, 2021, CalMatters published this op-ed from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education, entitled, “California Community Colleges …

A Statement From Coalition Co-Chairs Regarding the Passing of Alan Mendelson

 

 

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Alan Mendelson.

Our sincere condolences …

In the LA Times: The UC system needs taxpayers to be more generous and reliable

On August 3, 2021, the Los Angeles Times published this letter to the editor from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher …

Op-Ed: Burdensome legislation would stall construction at University of California

On July 7, 2021, CalMatters published this op-ed from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education, titled, “Burdensome …