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Janet Napolitano rebukes policing speech on college campuses

  With a single op-ed, UC chief Janet Napolitano has become an unlikely ally of conservative and traditionalist critics of the speech-policing movement among campus crusaders nationwide.  In a Boston Globe op-ed entitled “It’s time to free speech on campus again,” Napolitano

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 28

Assembly speaker, transparency proponents spar PUC reforms coming Nothing bad ever seems to happen at UC Who were the white supremacist groups in Sacramento last weekend? Water management in CA Good morning! A war of words erupted in recent days

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Anti-Israel movement faces pushback from University of California

The BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) movement has been gaining momentum at American colleges in recent years with its message that Israel’s policies toward Palestinians amount to apartheid. According to the last annual report issued by the Israel on Campus Coalition, in

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University of California embraces open access for research

The state’s premiere higher education system has embraced open access publishing. This week, the University of California issued a new open access policy that gives anyone in the world free access to scholarly articles authored by UC employees. That means clinical

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University of California and stem cell agency highest paid state workers

California taxpayers paid out big bucks to state workers in 2014. How much? More than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries, according to new data published by the State Controller’s office. In 2014, more than 650,000 state employees earned a total

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CA college costs pinch budgets

With the University of California system in the midst of a tense tuition standoff, budgets have come under renewed pressure in recent weeks. Not only schools, but students and parents, have felt the pain. As CalWatchdog.com has been reporting, the UC system

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Napolitano’s UC nomination a ‘political placement’ 22

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

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Controversial Napolitano coming to UC system 14

July 12, 2013 By Katy Grimes A startling announcement early this morning caught many Californians off guard: Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano is resigning and moving to California to head the University of California system. This is a real eyebrow-raiser,

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