- University of California President Janet Napolitano says she will authorize $5 million in university funds to help students who entered the country illegally and do not qualify for federal financial aid.
- That money and $10 million for graduate student and postdoctoral aid will come from reserves in discretionary accounts.
- Napolitano also pledged to bring "big ideas" to a regents meeting next month.
Napolitano took office amid some protests because of what critics contend was an increase in deportations when she was U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. This $5 million is not just financial aid, but could also be seen as a peace-making gesture.