I don’t expect I will be teaching much longer at UCSB. Retirement approaches. Maybe it’s a good time to be leaving, before the flood, as it were. Though really I would prefer to go more on an up note.
But the UC continues troubled. Once they charged students only “fees.” But now these “fees” have gotten so huge that it seems disingenuous to call them that. They are thinking now…well, maybe, we should be honest and call those fees what they are in fact: tuition.
What you call them, however, is not as important as the rapidity with which whatever-they-are have risen.
Here is a graphic representation: