Posts Tagged ‘University of California’

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...

How Gov. Brown could ace Napolitano on U.C. tuition

Monday, November 24th, 2014
University of California administrators

As Chris Reed noted last week, U.C. President Janet Napolitano has another thing coming if she thinks she can push a huge U.C. tuition hike past Gov. Jerry Brown. L.A. Times columnist George Skelton just agreed in a column titled, "Gov. Jerry Brown has plenty of weapons to fight UC's Janet Napolita...

Higher tuition hikes — for what purpose?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
boa constrictor

  Last week, on a post-election panel presented by Capitol Weekly, I raised the issue of potential tax increases being contemplated by public unions and other groups in the next election and said that one of the reasons more revenue was sought was to cover pension obligations. A union rep...

After 13 months on job, UC President Napolitano already seems restless

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

It has been 13 months since Janet Napolitano took over as president of University of California system. The former homeland security chief for the Obama administration has just dropped her second big hint in as many months that she's ready to move on -- or at the very least that she does not conside...

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 ...