Posts Tagged ‘University of California’

Column: UC regents urged to divest in fossil fuels

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Divest Now UC

  The scene brought to mind Tom Wolfe’s essay “Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers,” which was published all the way back in 1970, when young Jerry Brown was a member of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Wolfe’s non-fiction essay was set at San Francisco’s Office of ...

UC prof charged with assaulting student

Monday, March 24th, 2014
UC prof charged with assaulting student

What's going on in California's public universities? Fox News reported: "A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical ...

Democrats mostly silent on UC strike amid declining union approval

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

As public opinion in California turns against labor unions, few Democrat politicians -- most of whom rely on union support to win elections -- have publicly embraced workers at the University of California. 21,000 members of AFSCME 3299 are planning a five-day strike next month. The lack of pub...

UC workers approve strike vote

Monday, February 17th, 2014

More than 21,000 workers at the University of California have voted to go on strike. An overwhelming 96 percent of the university's service workers and patient care employees approved the strike authorization after three days of voting, union officials announced on Friday. The UC's food worker...

UC president’s first speech shows doubts about her were warranted

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

In July, when the University of California Board of Regents announced the selection of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the new UC system president, regents could not have been more pleased with themselves. They wanted a high-profile president and so they thought they hit a home run. ...

Racial manipulation of UC admissions can’t help but go haywire

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Want an exceptionally shrewd look at University of California admissions policies that lays out how the nominally race-neutral system is skewed by administrators desperately trying to prop up enrollment of some -- but not all -- minorities? Check out this post on the Education Realist blog run by an...

CSU, UC pressed to disinvest in fossil fuels

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Raven Rutledge is a student at San Francisco State University. She has not summered as a Wall Street intern. She is not enrolled in SFSU’s MBA program. Yet, the environmental studies major played a lead role this summer in pressuring the San Francisco State Foundation -- which manages the u...

The ultimate example of how CA is rigged

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

California isn't the Golden State, it's the Public Employee State. Nothing makes the case more succinctly than what's now unfolding at UC Davis, where thuggishness by a government employee could lead to a big payoff, not harsh punishment. "DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The former police officer who pepper...

‘Big Sis’ bad choice for UC

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Editor's note: This is Steven Greenhut's final column for, which he started in 2009. He is the new Sacramento columnist for the U-T San Diego. We wish him well in his new job. Feel free to contact him at: [email protected] July 22, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Wi...

Napolitano’s UC nomination a ‘political placement’

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Out of a potential pool of more than 300 candidates, Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano was unanimously nominated to fill in the shoes of retiring UC President Mark Yudof. The UC Board of Regents will vote Thursday on her appointment. If approved, ...