Mark your calendars: next Thursday, U of C faculty walk out to protest budget cuts . Strangely, some wanted to take furlough days on days they teach to show the extent of what have been extreme cuts. (Has no one thought of those on the M/W/F schedule?)
I realize that those who went through state universities might at this point be deadened by talk about "worst cuts of all time," etc., given how this language is used year-in-and-year-out. But this has been a singular year, and given the percentage that California makes of the wider economy and the number of students involved, the impact will be felt for years to come.