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UC system to remain open on Day of Mourning for Reagan

– University of California offices and campuses will remain open on Friday, June 11, which has been declared a National Day of Mourning by President Bush and, in California, by Governor Schwarzenegger in memory of the late President Ronald Reagan.

Federal and state office will be closed, but many California schools are expected to remain open, including campuses in the California State University and community college system that are holding graduation ceremonies this weekend.

"My decision to keep the university open is based upon the difficulties involved in closing at a time when most campuses are preparing for or are in the midst of the close of the academic year," said UC President Robert Dynes in a letter to chancellors of the 10 UC campuses. He encouraged the campuses to "pay tribute to Mr. Reagan in an appropriate manner" and to continue flying flags at half-staff through July 5 in tribute to the late president.