Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Psychic Rewards

We are Jerry fans, don't disagree much with the idea of psychic rewards but throughout the campaign I have been wondering and hoping that Brown would address this excerpt:

“You don’t want a place,” he(Leland Yee) says, “where the workers want to burn the place down.” When I ask whether UC would lose good executives if 
it didn’t pay competitive salaries, he (Leland Yee) replies that “other things attract people,” that academic quality and reputation are equally important. That thought is eerily reminiscent of former governor Jerry Brown’s oft-quoted remark that university employees enjoy “psychic rewards” and should therefore be satisfied with modest pay. (As if Yudof doesn’t have enough trouble already, Brown, who never hid his contempt for UC and inflicted deeper cuts than his predecessor Ronald Reagan did, may become governor yet again.)

from this old story
(during the campaign I was reluctant to raise it)

Why did Brown let that author get away with the last sentence?

Do the google on "Jerry Brown, Psychic Rewards, University of California" to see further discussion on this topic. Governor-elect Brown needs to address how he views psychic rewards and its applicability to present day UC- the campaign did not provide answers on higher ed.

Now that Newsom has won the Lt Governor position we also wonder if Leland Yee will throw his hat into the ring for Mayor of San Francisco? If so, who will pick up the mantle of Reforming the UC in Sacramento? We think UCOP would be only too happy to see Yee go to City Hall and out of Sacramento for obvious reasons. It would be a serious loss for students, alumni, and faculty groups.

SPEAKING OF SAN FRAN CITY HALL -A TON OF PEOPLE AT THE WORLD SERIES PARADE! BEAUTIFUL, WARM, SUNNY SKIES AND FRESH AIR! BUT BART IS A NIGHTMARE- YOU CAN VIEW THE LIVE STREAM HERE

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