Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New UC President Knows How to Raise Cash

By Chris Thompson
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 7:57 AM

That's the gist of a new Associated Press story about incoming UC President Mark Yudof. According to the AP account, Yudof displayed remarkable skill in cajoling the Texas state legislature, which faced a $10 billion deficit, into giving the University of Texas system $500 million more than it had originally penciled in. Yudof was similarly successful at securing federal research money, but critics hammered him for overseeing a 40 percent hike in student tuition. Looks like Yudof will be dedicated to keeping UC in the black; whether it'll be on the backs of students remains to be seen.

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