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Emeritus Students Union Launch Website To Assist Campaign For Funding

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 8:14 am

Mirror Staff

The Emeritus Students Union, an independent member-supported association of students attending Emeritus College, has launched a website: to assist in the state-wide campaign to continue funding for older adult classes.

ESU President Harriet P. Epstein said a bill by Sen. Carol Liu, SB173, was making its way through the state legislature.

"If it becomes law, funding forĀ  these classes will end. Despite California's promise to provide a 'lifetime of learning' for all segments of its population, some 485,434 seniors will lose their programs," Epstein said. "The saving to the state, $26 million, is so tiny compared with other education categories that it makes no sense for the cutoff at a time when California is enjoying a modest budget surplus."

As part of its effort to educate citizens about the benefits Emeritus College brings to the community, the ESU encourages local clubs and business organizations to schedule a free student speaker by contacting the ESU Speakers Bureau through its website.

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Jan. 28, 2014, 9:47:03 am

Constance Chesnut said...

The programs at the Broad and Musica Angelica at the Pres Church on 2nd St both thank SM Emeritus college for VERY generous donations. How do we get a coy of the budget and see to whom and how much have they been donating??????? Thanks, Constance

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