UC pays millions to learn how to save money

October 2, 2009 10:29:45 AM PDT
The University of California, Berkeley announced it will pay consultants more than $3 million to help the university figure out a way to save tens of millions of dollars.

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The current proposal to increase revenues system-wide by raising tuition 32 percent has been met with protests, like one at a regents meeting last month.

UC has hired Bain and Company Consultants.

The company will spend six months looking at ways to trim campus spending, without cutting academics.

Critics say existing administrators should do the work rather than paying outsiders.

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