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Wall Street Journal: Napolitano lays out vision for University of California

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an interview with UC President Janet Napolitano, in which she discusses the challenges of her new job, the role of the university and how UC affects the lives of all Californians, among other things. The story, by Erica E. Phillips, begins:

One semester into her tenure as president of the University of California, the state’s world-renowned public university system, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has a new mantra: she wants the UC system to “teach for California and research for the world.”

The 56-year-old ex-governor of Arizona must lead the 10-campus, 234,000-student system through financial recovery and expansion after a period of cutbacks. State funding declined nearly $900 million, or 27%, from 2008–09 to 2012–13. Full-time undergraduate tuition for Californian students, meanwhile, jumped nearly 26% in the 2009–10 school year, and another 36% over the following two years.

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