CSU Protesters Wear Hunger Strike T-Shirts to Dinner
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.
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.