I am writing regarding Melody Bianchetto's comments about next year's tuition hikes ("Tuition rates likely to rise for next year," April 28). First of all, I am not going to pretend to be fully knowledgeable about the financial and practical concerns regarding state and University budgetary priorities.
Coming from an area that has very severe water shortages, where the law restricts days and times when residents and businesses can use water outside to do things like water plants or wash cars, it has shocked and angered me in recent weeks to see the University watering plants and lawns in full daylight.
April 19, the Supreme Court heard arguments for the case Christian Legal Society v Martinez. In short, University of California's Hastings College of the Law is refusing the Christian Legal Society (CLS), a student organization, school financing and benefits because they will not agree to accept any and all students regardless of sexual orientation or religious belief.