"Monica Lozano, chairwoman of the UC Board of Regents, said the audit was filled with erroneous conclusions. California students have always come first, she said, and the regents will continue expanding access for them. 'There is no doubt the primary focus and responsibility is for California students,' she said.
"Howle, however, said UC officials failed to provide evidence for their key claims. They have not shown, for instance, how they used the $728 million in nonresident tuition for more California students.
"'They never called into question any of the facts.... They just don't like our conclusions,' Howle said."
Teresa Watanabe in the Los Angeles Times reports on the release of a state audit regarding out-of-state students at the University of California.