University of California, San Diego


January 13, 2006


SUBJECT:    Take Part in the Governance of Your University

Dear Fellow Tritons:

Next week, UCSD will be taking part in the governance of the University of California system by hosting the Board of Regents meeting at the Price Center. At the meeting, there will be discussion of an array of issues, including tuition/academic fees, an allocation of $5 million for planning additional undergraduate housing at UCSD, a proposed divestment of University holdings in companies with business operations in Sudan, and other important issues pertaining to the University of California.

The opportunity for our campus to host a Regents meeting is long overdue and it is finally our turn to voice our opinions on critical issues. I encourage all students to take this opportunity to attend the meeting. One way that you can participate is by accessing the Regentsí Web site (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/welcome.html) and signing up to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, as well as staying for the meeting to hear what takes place. Please note that seating is limited to 100 people. Live audio Internet broadcasts of the open sessions are available using Real Player or Windows Media.

On Thursday, January 19, 2006, students from various UC campuses will be present to hear the vote on whether the University of California will divest from Sudan. If you are interested in attending this historic event, students will meet in the Price Center Plaza to await the outcome of the vote. This is not a protest, but rather an opportunity to show your support for the Regentsí decision to divest from Sudan. There will be educational events taking place throughout the week so that you can learn more about this pressing issue. For more information, please visit the Associated Students Web page (www.as.ucsd.edu) or contact me at aspresident@ucsd.edu.

Come out and show your pride in the University of California and more importantly your Triton Pride!

Christopher T. Sweeten
ASUCSD President