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Hot Mic Captures UC President’s Real Feelings On Student Protesters

Tuition hikes spark protests. by Gabriel Reilich

March 19, 2015

Students interrupted a UC regents meeting, protesting recent tuition hikes throughout the University of California system. What caused them to strip down and reveal the words “student debt” emblazoned across their underwear? A plan to hike tuition five percent every year for five years. UC regent President Janet Napolitano initially expressed understanding towards concerned students, “they want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them their voices are being heard.” Oh, really? Her candid response, captured on a hot mic during the students’ display, tells a different story. 

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Hot Mic Captures UC President’s Real Feelings On Student Protesters Tuition hikes spark protests.