The Regents are meeting today in San Diego, to hear a gloomy report from UCOP concerning the budget. People are talking about massive layoffs and a "shrinking university". Let's hope that they set out to do this in some remotely intelligent way: cutting across the board, as we have already said, is the absolutely stupid way to cut.
I am also amazed that people are taking these cuts in stride, including people who howled at Schwarzenegger's budgets. This is far worse than anything Arnold ever tried. And just because he's a Democrat and dated Linda Ronstadt does not mean Jerry Brown gets a pass.