Thursday, October 30, 2014

Toll for Young Athletes, Women in all things 'Higher Ed'

see CNN video clip and story here:
Unnecessary roughness? Players Question NCAA's Record On Concussions

and so, why is US Higher Ed just now coming to grips with implications of 35 + yr old Title IX leg. and other higher ed policy etc. --maybe some answers in this other CNN piece

and for another take on the above also read this op ed there, too.

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How was he picked? Was the UC Berkeley administration working a wedge in picking him, or not? Can't someone just explain the process? CNN on UC Berkeley overrides or just sticks with their pick.

Also see Admin statement on commencement speaker: In August the “Californians” chose Bill Maher as the speaker for the December commencement ceremony. However, last night the “Californians” reconvened without administration participation and came to a decision that the invitation should be rescinded.

The UC Berkeley administration cannot and will not accept this decision, which appears to have been based solely on Mr. Maher’s opinions and beliefs, which he conveyed through constitutionally protected speech.

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Finally, the unfortunate events surrounding the selection of this year’s winter commencement speaker demonstrate the need to develop a new policy for managing commencement ceremonies. The new process will ensure that these events are handled in a manner commensurate with our values and enduring commitment to free speech. We will be announcing the new policy as soon as it is ready.
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Daily Cal on Berkeley Lab or LBNL : According to the lab’s workforce data for this year, underrepresented minorities — defined as blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans — make up about 4 percent of research scientists and engineers and 13 percent of all staff. The numbers for women are approximately 16 and 33 percent, respectively.

Minorities also represent about 6 percent of the postdoctoral scientists and 9 percent of the informational, mechanical and electrical engineers. Women make up about 27 percent and 22 percent of the same categories.

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