Thursday, October 15, 2015

'Talk about this', 'Don't Talk About That'



In it, in-depth

The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA


Also at The Atlantic they take up U. Wisconsin, more in:

The Allure of the Out-of-State Student http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-allure-of-the-out-of-state-student/410656/

And ends with a pretty damning conclusion on the state of the public mission.

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Some are displeased about the CA Gov. veto on ethnic studies related leg.:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-morales/california-governor-jerry_1_b_8297866.html

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On the Napolitano piece on scientists joining public square etc...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/why-more-scientists-are-n_b_8287640.html

leads to this comment there:

So you want the scientists who are already working 80 hours a week to keep up with research to take some their copious free time and make cartoons for the general public to understand? And do this for free, too. 
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a great asset as a public educator, but he's not an active research scientist either. He has not been lead author on a papter since 1993 and his most recent contribution to any research paper was 2008. You can do one or the other, but not both.

- feeling like btdt? it's the Kristoff article convo all over again

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Is there the sense that the chancellor is an absentee chancellor and the sentiment might extend to UC Prez?

http://www.dailycal.org/2015/10/14/workers-unite-protest-campus-treatment-contract-workers/

“Chancellor Dirks can go missing for a day, a week, a year and this university will still function,” said Libertad Ayala, lead organizer of AFSCME Local 3299, in her speech. “Any of us go missing and this university doesn’t function.”

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some good news, see:

USAC, GSA support proposal for UC Regents student adviser positionposition

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