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STORIES

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 …

New letter to the editor: “CSUN gets $40M donation, the largest in school history”

On June 20 and 21, 2021, Southern California News Group published this letter to the editor from Dan Chernow, president of the CSU Northridge Alumni Association and …

New Capitol Weekly guest column: “Public higher education: Key to economic vitality”

On June 10, 2021, Capitol Weekly published this column from Dan Chernow, president of the CSU Northridge Alumni Association and executive director of the California Coalition …

New op-ed: Public universities and colleges can serve as economic engines to drive economy out of pandemic slump

On February 25, 2021, CalMatters published an op-ed from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education, titled, “…