UCLA faculty votes on privatizing business school

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(AP) – A controversial proposal that would privatize the University of California Los Angeles’ business school but allow it to remain affiliated with the state university is moving ahead.

The Daily Bruin reports that a faculty council will vote on the proposal on June 7 after it was rejected by UCLA’s Graduate Council, which represents graduate students.

Under the proposal, the Anderson School of Management would no longer receive state funding, instead relying on tuition, donations and fundraising.

Suzanne Chu, an Anderson School faculty member, tells the Bruin that financial independence would allow Anderson to better compete with private business schools.

If the faculty council, called the Legislative Assembly, approves the idea, it will be presented to the University of California Academic Senate and the Office of the President.

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