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UCR medical school gets $15 million guarantee
The Press-Enterprise

UC Riverside officials and local lawmakers were jubilant Thursday, June 27, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget providing $15 million a year in continuous, guaranteed funding for the university’s long-awaited medical school. G. Richard Olds, dean of the new School of Medicine, said he is relieved that the stars finally aligned after four years and a very public struggle to secure state money. “This was our best shot because we had new legislators, they were in the party in power and this is the first year the state wasn’t bankrupt. All those things worked for us,” Olds said.

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