“despite being previously concerned that the COVID-19-recession and reductions in state funding could cause the university to lose between $160 million and $210 million”
When the left says they want to make college free, they mean they expect you to fund things like this with your tax dollars.
Campus Reform reports:
UC Santa Barbara unveils new ‘feminist studies’ degree program
The University of California-Santa Barbara is using federal taxpayer dollars to create a “feminist studies” degree program.
An April 13 letter from the Office of the Chancellor explains steps that UC Santa Barbara will take “to make sure that anti-Blackness, which is at the core of all such tragedies as George Floyd’s death, does not have a place on our campus and in our community.”
Among these steps is the use of a $3 million Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) grant to create a new “4+1” program. The program grants students a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies or feminist studies, and later, a master’s degree and teaching credential in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
UC Santa Barbara will spend money on a new degree program despite being previously concerned that the COVID-19-recession and reductions in state funding could cause the university to lose between $160 million and $210 million by June 30, 2021 — a projection that led to salary freezes and a voluntary pay cut of 10 percent for top administrators like Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
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