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Paul Barber in The Los Angeles Times: UC graduate students threaten more strikes as movement grows

A growing number of students and faculty members across University of California campuses walked out of class, held rallies and signed letters this week, as a systemwide movement takes hold in support of graduate students demanding cost-of-living adjustments to their salaries.  “For the UC system to thrive … it’s essential to recruit the best and brightest students,” Paul Barber, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, wrote in an email. “It’s really important that our students can afford to come to UCLA…. Addressing this issue is critical to ensure equal access to California students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.”