Sunday, July 6, 2014

pols and higher ed mini roundup

see:
WaPo: Hillary Clinton says her college speaking fees went to the Clinton Foundation
..."So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,”

-cuz higher ed can afford that?

and IHE continues the "$200,000 is believed to be standard"


(for those just coming to this as a new item - HRC received $300,000 for a speech at UCLA, and Bill Clinton received $250,000 for another separate speech at UCLA. There's also the Bill Clinton talk at NYU-Abu Dhabi campus and the possible foundations donations swapping in that and-- 'saving lives'-'taking lives' regarding perilous construction and workers calculus/justifications to consider, too -see: video at this link to understand better. Did he do that speech while she was Sec of State? Dunno, he made the speech May 2014, she resigned in 2013.)
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this is an interesting story on public records requests, regents and impeachment, and higher ed in an often touted 'one party run state' like CA: University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall Jr. Becomes a Lightning Rod
Texas Lawmakers Move to Impeach Board Member Over Push for Documents

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Napolitano on her old job, still- via Bloomberg: Top officials from both parties say this crazy quilt arrangement not only is a wasted opportunity for constructive criticism and direction but is also counterproductive, draining time and energy.

"I testified some fifty-five times," recalls Janet Napolitano,

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