UC system President Janet Napolitano has a nice post up today (a great coincidence with our statement) with a poignant rallying cry to public (and publicly funded) institutions:

Expanding educational access and increasing public knowledge and understanding of our world is a fundamental tenet of our institution. And achieving this is only possible when we ensure that UC is a conduit of information rather than being, or partnering with, its gatekeepers.

Knowledge to the people