Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Jan. 24
UCSD Continues Cramming New Construction
Tuitions aren't the only thing going up at universities across the state. According to a recent report from the California Watch, numerous construction projects are also being raised on campuses throughout the state.
At UCSD, the report found nearly $2 billion is committed to the planning, design, and construction of new projects, including a new building to house the engineering department, a new parking garage, and additional space for research labs.
According to representatives from the California Taxpayers Association, by moving forward with the projects, universities will be stuck with high-interest payments on construction bonds.
"People discuss bond money as if it’s free money that isn’t coming out of the taxpayers’ pockets, and that’s exactly where it is coming from,” Kline told the California Watch.
UCSD wasn't the only college in San Diego mentioned in the article. A recent requirement at San Diego State forcing freshmen from out of town to live on campus was also included in the piece. The decision can potentially cost as much as $13,848, a hefty price, considering students are having to rely more on student loans just to pay for tuition.
*photo from UCSD website
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