Chocolate Nation reports that Andrew Scull, Chair of UCSD's Sociology Department has written an open letter — co-signed by another twenty-two UCSD Department Chairs — advocating closing UC's newly-minted Merced campus and calling for reduced funding for Riverside and Santa Cruz.
President Yudof's reply to the proposal is here. UCOP obviously agrees with the title of the present post.
Or maybe Prof. Scull had a jump start on the proposed AB 390.
UPDATE: speaking of bone-headed ideas, Leland Yee's proposal to take control of UC away from the Regents give it to the legislature has been officially taken off the table.