Today was supposed to be the first day of classes for students at the Universities of California. Instead students, along with faculty and staff, will be walking out to protest cuts and a lack of budget transparency. Here’s my favorite part from the SF Gate article about the 14 arrests that happened at the regents meeting yesterday:

“‘Whose university? Our university!’ chanted dozens of UC students, alumni, faculty and staff who expressed fury at UC President Mark Yudof”

Amazing. To all the organizers on the Best Coast, you’re an inspiration to the rest of us, and keep up the good work. For those that want to know more, John at Cosmic Variance writes about why he’s walking out. Hopefully these are signs of a national movement to come, but until then I’m glad to say go bears, aggies, slugs, tritons and (sigh) bruins. UCSB can get on the list when they get a less-racist mascot.