Gov. Jerry Brown, right, gestures while speaking out against tuition increases as Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, listens during a November meeting of the University of California Board of Regents in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/ The Associated Press)
By David Siders and Alexei Koseff
01/21/2015 11:46 PM
University of California President Janet Napolitano could hardly have been more dismissive when Gov. Jerry Brown proposed in November that, instead of threatening to raise tuition, UC create a commission to find ways to reduce costs.