UC Davis Faculty, Staff Weigh In On Tuition, Pepper-Spraying

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They disagreed over whether UC Davis should continue to have a campus police force and whether chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi should resign following the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of student protesters.

But faculty and staff members who spoke during a town-hall-style meeting Tuesday seemed to agree on the need to work together to curb rising tuition and to lobby for increased public funding for higher education.

"We should not lose sight of the battle being waged before this happened," said economics professor Ann Stevens.

Many decried rising costs that are pricing students out of a higher education.

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