Thursday, January 3, 2013

Birgeneau and Block join in AAU letter to White House, Congress on gun violence

Birgeneau and Block join in AAU letter to White House, Congress on gun violence
(better than Birgeneau's Arizona-Giffords response)
don't know if Dirks will sign on...
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and the LLNL Retiree case has some important updates to it.
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Gavin's show gone, and Jennifer Granholm's also...
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in reading through email received in late December from UC alumni outreach folks this paragraph from an "Executive Dean" was interesting: "our passion for educating undergraduates has not wavered during these crisis years. Nor has our commitment to fiscal responsibility: we’ve reduced costs, cut staff positions, and stretched to find efficiencies, while enhancing the undergraduate curriculum at the same time."

Not many alumni will say that they are glad fewer staff are around-- but many alumni would love to hear about over-rated, paid senior managers and executives getting the axe. (Speaking mostly of executive admins, not specifically exec deans btw) The inclusion of instruction as improving while at the same time cuts are happening is an acknowledgement of waste and other things senior managers, executives are responsible for...no?

Also, if we are going to hear of staff being let go then give other important details on that aspect as well.




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