Friday, October 17, 2014

Video: Teach In On Free Speech Movement At UC Berkeley From October 14th

and text of the talks available here.

So, $25 million?

There's the $4.5 mil that LA Times details here and they add in- as an update at the end- that there have been $20 mil in lab improvements as a result. And the $500,000 scholarship. Why so many improvements etc. needed if things were just great and as they should be?-If it was indeed just a worker's error??-Remember, UCLA's "the DA cannot win"comments? $25 mil+ to that 'accident'?

It was, according to earlier accounts, a summer job to help pay for Boalt/Berkeley Law. She was headed to Boalt in the Fall of that same year- that detail sometimes gets lost in the coverage.

Also recall this Voice of OC piece on:
'UC funded lawyers' and 'parallel tactics'- and it discusses attempts at presenting "UC system is a sovereign entity".

Thursday, October 16, 2014

that's where it goes

Star Tribune with:
University of California, Los Angeles paid nearly $4.5 million to fight criminal lab fire case
Article by: Associated Press
UC Grants to Medical Centers Expected To Generate 5-to-1 Return

About $7.3 million in grants awarded by the University of California's Center for Health Quality and Innovation are expected to generate about $40 million in net financial gain in 2016, according to a UC report,
UC Davis chooses CFO from GW.
Napolitano likens UC to ...Troy.
this on the Pres of the UC Regents and a 'fixed' CA fantasy

Now that Brown has balanced the budget, Meyerson writes, "Legislators no longer have to make further cuts to programs they support; no more teachers will be laid off for lack of funds; tuition at the University of California and state colleges will cease its dizzying ascent."

-will it?
and there's this fwiw

Daily Cal covered it here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

..." in fact, the reporter who wrote that story no longer works for the Los Angeles Times, following a retraction of one of his stories and questions about an apparent conflict of interest."

First see Cal students op ed: Sexual Assault Will Not Be Solved By Public Relations

Now remember Jason Felch?...- the Chasing Aphrodite guy who was looking into Title IX and all kinds of stuff happened, remember all the SF LA intrigue going on behind the scenes detailed out in The Wrap mentioned at LA Weekly, Washington Post, and at Columbia Journalism Review .

Anyway, he is mentioned in this UC Berkeley PR admin response: Combat Sexual Assault, Not Administration

-- Is UC Berkeley now claiming to have problems with that Felch article, too?

Another op ed It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Daily Bruin: Block speaks on vice chancellor position, Title IX investigation

... Block said he did not know if there are any specific new resources in response to the figures, but that he could get back to the board with specifics in the future.
Two discrimination prevention officers have been hired recently, though Block said he did not know their names off the top of his head.
Dirks addresses student-athletes at fireside chat
Remaking the University- On Sympathy and Professionalism and their FSM series there.
UC Regent Lansing comes up in this documentary on women in Hollywood-

- she discusses the feminist outrage over the development of a character named Alex from an ol' movie called Fatal Attraction. It was odd to hear that she did not anticipate the negative reaction given her history of reading scripts etc. Anyway, she makes comments at various points in the documentary regarding the challenges of a 'Hollywood career' for women.

Remember the days when it was first and foremost-- a famous horse?

guess that was a looonng time ago...

Remaking the University guest post: Free Speech Is Not For Feeling Safe by Prof. Wendy Brown.
From a UCLA Fac Blog contributor Mitchell’s Musings 10-6-14: Dialogue or Balance in the Ivory Tower?
and since it comes up in the above, there's: What We Talk About When We Talk About Trigger Warnings
I don't find trigger warnings particularly useful, but our conversations about them tell me a lot about what we think about trauma survivors.
and (a flashback to a Meranze link) from Chronicle Higher Ed: This Is a Trigger Warning
horrible news
more disturbing news.