Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

July 20, 2011

Dear Colleagues:

The UCSF community suffered a great loss this last week with the tragic accidental death of psychiatrist Kevin Mack, MD, MS. On behalf of our entire campus, I want to again convey my deepest condolences to Dr. Mack’s family, friends and colleagues.

I also want to acknowledge that others were injured in this accident, and to wish them a speedy and full recovery.

July 20, 2011

Dear Colleagues:

Governor Brown yesterday released his May budget revision, which serves as a mid-year update to his January budget proposal and is based on the state’s actual revenue to date.

Although his update contained a glimmer of good news – state revenue is more than $6 billion above January’s projections – the future of the state’s budget remains uncertain. One reason for the uncertainty is that the governor’s budget proposal assumes that Californians will vote for extending certain temporary taxes. Even with these taxes, the state is ready to reduce its funding of the UC system by $500 million. If the tax extensions are not approved, the governor is proposing the cuts to UC double to $1 billion.