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CSU Protesters Wear Hunger Strike T-Shirts to Dinner

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Cal State students are protesting -- some are on a kale-juice hunger strike -- as the board of trustees votes today on a proposal that could give university presidents a 10 percent boost to their $250,000 to $350,000 salaries.

Students wearing "I'm on a Hunger Strike! Ask me Why" T-shirts protested outside the home of Chancellor Charles Reed's dinner last night shouting, "Reed, Reed, Stop your greed!" according to CBS.

The plan would freeze state-funding but would allow voluntary school fundraisers to contribute to presidents' salaries. Students and faculty are equally irked at the proposal since tuition has been hiked six years in a row, including a 9 percent increase for the upcoming fall semester, according to the Los Angeles Times. The university may also freeze enrollment for the spring semester and wait-list applicants.

The California Faculty Association says that the the presidential salary increase is inappropriate when teachers and faculty haven't received a raise in three years, according to CBS. Trustees say that their goal is to eliminate state funding but keep CSU president salaries competitive to attract top talent.

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