“I was caught on a mike with a word that was unfortunate. So I want to just say I apologize for that,” Napolitano said at the start of the final day of the three-day regents meeting at UC’s Mission Bay campus.

Napolitano made her original remark when a few dozen student protesters got loud at Wednesday’s regents meeting.

The students were protesting not only the tuition hike set for next fall, but a new campus in Richmond being planned by UC Berkeley. The students had urged the regents to ensure that residents in the low-income community benefit from jobs and any new housing that result from the campus, which is still years from breaking ground.

In the video, students had just called “mike check!” to announce their protest action. Some stood on chairs, stripped off their shirts and tossed fake money while yelling at the regents: “Raise up Richmond! Not tuition!”

As UC police faced the protesters to escort them out of the meeting, the video camera recording the meeting focused on Napolitano and Varner to her left.

The president turned to Varner and said, “Let’s go.” Varner couldn’t hear her over the students’ chanting, so she repeated: “Let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.”http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/UC-Prez-Janet-Napolitano-apologizes-for-calling-6145619.php