Wednesday, September 9, 2015

rainbow roundup in advance of next week's UC Regents meeting

IHE: Faculty Posts for Nonacademic Presidents

Harreld, whose selection was opposed by faculty leaders and many other academics, said he would not seek the position as tenured professor that the Iowa Board of Regents offered as a possibility.

In December, the president of the University of California system, Janet Napolitano, was appointed a tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy -- a job for which she will not be paid while serving as president. Prior to taking her current position, Napolitano served as U.S. secretary of homeland security and governor of Arizona. The university took care in announcing the tenured appointment that it had gone through a faculty review. The university also noted Napolitano's work on education issues while she was governor and homeland security secretary.
But such appointments can annoy faculty members.

SCOTUSblog Symposium: Fisher II – Could a surprise be in store?
The blog is delighted to host an online symposium on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the challenge to the university’s use of affirmative action in its undergraduate admissions process. Lyle Denniston discussed the issues in the case and the Court’s decision to grant review a second time in an earlier post for

Then WaPo here:
Is a Supreme Court surprise coming on affirmative action in college ...

Daily Cal with:
Campus announces initiative to improve campus climate for black students

“The eventual hope is that the state will be properly represented in a broader sense,” Basri said. “This is a public university that should be serving all the people of the state.”

The Latest On 2011 Occupy Cal Aftermath: here at DailyCal, too

Why UC regents' next meeting is likely to upset some Jewish groups
Los Angeles Times‎
a Daily Cal Op Ed Hypocrisy of UC Berkeley liberalism is unacceptable

Apparently, free thought and academic curiosity were off limits from the get-go. “I don’t want people who are going to disagree with me all semester,” the professor declared in no uncertain terms.

Lessons that stand test of time
-from Sacramento Bee (blog)
What would you tell a student to explore, knowing what you know now? What in your education has withstood the test of time?

Brown said he still remembers the parting words of the great critic Mark Schorer, more than a half-century after the governor studied Yeats, Joyce, T.S. Eliot and “some of the darker aspects of modernity” in Schorer’s literature course at UC Berkeley.
“This class ends on a downbeat,” the professor told the group, taking a long drag from a cigarette and slowly exhaling. “But that’s just the way it is.”


UCSD Neurosurgeon Accused of Using Marijuana on Job | NBC 7 San Diego

the Pres of the UC Regents--Gov. Jerry Brown brokering late deal on medical marijuana ...


Always on my mind

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