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One thing the University of California really doesn't need
One thing the University of California really doesn't need

Now and again, a piece of legislation crops up in Sacramento that seems to say: Our lawmakers have too much time on their hands. Just as University of California President Janet Napolitano is announcing a freeze on the enrollment of in-state students, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) pushes a bill to create an 11th UC campus devoted to science and technology. The state has a surplus, Gatto says, so why not build another UC campus, a public version of Caltech for students to train in all those well-paid STEM jobs that companies offer in abundance but just can’t find the graduates to fill? He’s also added arts to the mix — STEAM, not STEM, get it? — because,...

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