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What's Bruin at UCLA: UC President Dynes Steps Down After 5 Year Tenure

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The Daily Bruin has done great coverage of the UC scandals over the last several years -- this week they ran a front page article about the resignation of UC President Robert Dynes. He is also the former Chancellor of UCSD, and a current physics professor at UC Berkeley.

Dynes leadership came under fire during a 2005 scandal when it was revealed that top officials in the UC system had channeled millions of dollars into their own pockets through unorthodox "compensation" schemes. This controversy exploded amidst skyrocketing tuition prices across all UC campuses. Alumni and students were seeking major punishments for those involved but these sorts of plans never came to fruition under the guise of Dynes and colleagues. It is this major criticism about the board's handling of the scandal that leads many to believe it is time for him to step down (Daily Bruin).