Editorials

The Guardian’s Editorial Board is composed of the sitting Editor in Chief, Managing Editors, News Editors and Opinion Editors. Editorials written by the Editorial Board represent only the opinion of a majority vote of the Editorial Board, and are not meant to necessarily reflect the views of the student body, the University of California, the UC Board of Regents or the Associated Students.

Cutting Deep

Voters should approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s new proposal for higher sales taxes and income taxes for the wealthy, or face $5.5 billion in cuts from public education. ...

Chancellor’s Salary Increase Signals Problem in Rising President Earnings

Last week, UCSD welcomed its eighth and newest chancellor, Pradeep Khosla, hailing from Carnegie Mellon University where he was formerly dean of the college of engineering. But his arrival comes with comes a price tag — Khosla’s salary will be $411,084, which is 4.8 percent more than that of his predecessor, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. Though the money for his raise will not come from student fees, this raises a concern for the overall trend of increasing president salaries as universities struggle for funding. ...

A Different Course

While cutting communications major requirements is a step in the right direction in helping students graduate on time, the changes should have focused on adding more practical coursework. ...

Share the Wealth

Students should rally behind the Middle Class Scholarship Act, a piece of legislation which will effectively curb corporate wealth and benefit public higher education. ...

Voter Tune Out

Low voter turnout may be a result of political apathy on campus, but certain measures should be taken, such as the creation of a new committee on the A.S. Council. ...

2012-13 A.S. Council Endorsements

President: Elizabeth Garcia – Student Voice Each year, when the Editorial Board begins debating presidential endorsements, we run into the same problem. It’s no secret that the fee-fighting, sustainability-focused, SAAC-affiliated Student Voice slate usually mirrors this board’s political ideology — but every April we find ourselves interviewing candidates with lots of heart, but not lots of experience, and many passionate ideas, but little know-how. This year, things are different. We have endorsed Elizabeth Garcia for 2012-13 A.S. President because she is the sole candidate with the progressive values we’re looking for, a two-year track record of A.S. knowledge and direct insight into the position she is running for.  ...