Posts Tagged ‘University of California’

UC president appears to cave in fight with Gov. Brown

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Three months ago, University of California President Janet Napolitano triggered a fight with Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders of the Legislature when she persuaded the UC regents to commit to a five-year plan in which tuition was raised by 5 percent every year -- unless the state government provided mor...

UC budget fight: Brown playing 3D chess, Napolitano playing tic-tac-toe

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has upped the stakes in his fight with University of California President Janet Napolitano over who is ultimately in charge of UC budget and tuition decisions. Napolitano's success last fall in getting UC regents to approve a five-year, 28 percent tuition hike conditioned on how ...

Brown’s budget draws careful criticism

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Fresh from his historic inauguration to a fourth term as governor, Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed 2015 budget with a Friday press conference that swiftly attracted reactions from Sacramento and beyond. All told, Brown envisions a general fund totaling $113.3 billion. It's an eye-popping figure t...

Brown increases power over UC

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Gareth Elliott

With NFL playoffs and BCS championship here, on whom would you bet? The four-term governor of California, who learned politics at his father's knee 70 years ago? Or the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? So the odds are Gov. Jerry Brown, in the end, will best University of ...

Call her Prof. Dr. Big Sis

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

It was Matt Drudge who dubbed Janet Napolitano "Big Sis" when she was the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Given her duties of spying on Americans and repressing us in the strangely Teutonic-sounding "homeland/heimat" department, it was a play on Big Brother in Orwell's "1984." T...

Should U.C. be ‘independent’?

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

As I've noted in two recent posts, here and here, 50 years after the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, there's no more academic freedom or free speech at California universities. Only politically correct repression. Meanwhile, costs are soaring for students and parents. U.C. President Janet Napolita...

Berkeley shuts down Thiel’s free speech

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Berkeley free speech

As I detailed earlier, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. I noted that, today, free speech largely has been extinguished at the University of California, Berkeley and other American campuses. They're now just centers of P.C. indoctrination. Another exam...

CA Senate jumps into UC tuition fracas

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Maybe kids and their parents won't have to pay higher University of California tuition. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown tried to reverse UC President Janet Napolitano's 25 percent tuition hike over five years. But she outmaneuvered him at a Board of Regents meeting. Now the California Senate is...

50 years after the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

It's been 50 years today since Mario Savio gave his "put your bodies upon the gears" speech at the University of California, Berkeley, the best remembered part of the Free Speech Movement. He attacked the university administration for running the school like a machine, with the students the produc...

Protesters reject UC tuition hike

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

California witnessed protests not just against the grand-jury verdict in the Ferguson, Mo. situation. Students here also are protesting the proposed hike in tuition at the University of California advanced by President Janet Napolitano. Reported the Times: In Berkeley, scores of students and co...