University of California may add eleventh campus

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
UC Berkeley

The University of California could be growing again.

State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) is proposing the university build an eleventh campus, with a special focus on science and technology.

Gatto says the state needs a new UC campus for the talented students who are denied a place at other top-ranked campuses.

The UC system is already struggling to finance its 10 existing campuses.

Incoming students also face a problem as Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano face off over how much money the state should funnel into the school's budget.

Napolitano plans to raise tuition this fall, but the governor is threatening to pull the plug on funding if that happens.

In the meantime, student applicants are on the back burner and don't know how many slots are actually open.