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City College Prez ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ About Future


Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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Santa Barbara City College is boasting a balanced budget and with the passage of Proposition 30 and 39 tax hikes, President Lori Gaskin said she is “guardedly optimistic” about the future. While state funding decreased this past year, the college held the fort with a nearly $1.7 million bump in international and out-of-state tuition. The relatively rosy budget situation could lead to two summer sessions in 2014. Last year, SBCC administration floated the idea of cutting its one summer session.

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Selling out SBCC to more Chinese students is the easy way to balance the budget. Increasing taxes is the other. When is SBCC going to get serious about their current budgeting problems?

foofighter (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What exactly IS "foo"?, and who would win in a fight between the Foo Fighers and Five for Fighting?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 3:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Chinese students should be required to take (and pass) courses in Tibetan history and culture if they attend SBCC in place of a domestic student.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)