Discussion topics expected for the upcoming UC Regents meeting from May 20 to 22 will revolve around issues such as increasing food security for students and the new fiscal framework of UC funding released last week.
Thursday, May 21, will hold a bulk of committee meetings, with the committee of educational policy expected to discuss ways to institutionalize student food security across the UC. These efforts align with UC President Janet Napolitano’s Global Food Initiative, which seeks to tackle hunger and nutrition in the world.
Third-year biochemistry major April Bacarro gave her thoughts on the topic. “As a science major (at UCR), my books are extremely expensive. A lot of students’ money goes towards their books and usually everything else is a second thought,” Bacarro said. “Something like food though should always be a priority no matter what.”
The committee of finance will also discuss the recently revised UC funding plan as a result of final negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown and Napolitano. The new framework will freeze resident tuition by two years and increase state allocations by 4 percent over the next four years.