Thursday, October 6, 2011

suffering, unheard, overworked

I-House and the student residence halls are ground zero on labor issues at Cal-- it is a shame cuz I house is a great hangout and many don't really like to think about it this way:
Unheard and Overworked at Cal
there was a story on Harvard a few days ago and it stuck in mind because it read so much like UC -- (also reminded us of Katie Lapp's brief stint at UCOP and then sudden move to Harvard...) read it first: College, Inc.: Over 20 Mass. College Executives Make Over $1 Million

then check this out:

Harvard Loses Top World University Ranking for First Time

"The real issue that's starting to show is that the great public American universities do seem to be suffering, whereas the private universities in America have managed to maintain or protect their funding levels a bit more," Baty said.

Premier U.S. universities that depend on public funding, including Californian universities at Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara, had slipped on the list compared with a year ago, Baty said.

'Steadfast Donors'

"Caltech is fortunate to have steadfast donors and partners whose support gives Caltech the ability to invest in new ideas long before they would be eligible for public funding opportunities," Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, president of Caltech, said in an e-mailed statement. "This public-private partnership model enables our research funds to go further."

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