Posts Tagged ‘University of California’

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 ...

Democrats mostly silent on UC strike amid declining union approval

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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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
AFSCME-3299

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
Janet-Napolitano

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
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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
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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...