Saturday, July 2, 2016

Katehi holds back on UC Scholarship for Students, Half full, half empty

Update more on latest in Katehi claims about UCOP

See: Katehi investigation proceeds, compromises made
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/katehi-investigation-proceeds-compromises-made/

What originally had been presented as a willing donation was later portrayed by Guzman as having been forced by UCOP.

In a formal complaint that Guzman’s office sent on May 26 to Charles Robinson, UCOP’s general counsel, she wrote, “Although UC policy permits chancellors and senior managers to serve on corporate boards, Chancellor Katehi is the only individual who was forced to donate money from her service on a corporate board to the university.”

The complaint continued, “No other chancellor or other senior executive has been forced to do so except Chancellor Katehi.”


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Earlier:

See:

UC Davis chancellor withholds $200,000 scholarship donation as inquiry continues

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi promised $200,000 toward scholarships

Funds were to come from textbook stock she received for serving on publisher board

Katehi may rescind pledge depending on outcome of UC investigation

Read more here:http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article87169732.html


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There's
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/first-study-california-s-deep-groundwater-sparks-debate
"The new study, the first to measure California’s groundwater below 300 meters (the depth of a typical well), has inspired both skepticism and cautious support among the state’s scientists. “Any claim of a great increase in available freshwater for California is naïve and wildly misleading,” says Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist at the University of California (UC), Irvine. But Thomas Harter, a hydrologist at UC Davis who was also not involved in the study, says it is “an important first step.”"

Then,

Stanford scientists find ‘water windfall’ beneath California’s Central Valley
http://news.stanford.edu/2016/06/27/stanford-scientists-find-water-windfall-beneath-californias-central-valley/

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There's alot to unpack in this important write up
From Center for Investigative Reporting:
https://www.revealnews.org/article/who-got-rich-off-the-student-debt-crisis/

Just one section includes:
"In 2007, the newly elected Democratic majority presented the industry with a new threat.

A confidential planning document that surfaced in press accounts at the time shows Sallie Mae’s plan: Hire a public relations firm with ties to the Democrats. Meet with members of the Congressional Black and Hispanic caucuses to impress upon them how Sallie Mae was all about helping their low-income constituents. Set in motion grassroots efforts to turn back any action in Washington that might restrict Sallie Mae.

Later that year, Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, introduced a bill to treat private student loans like any other debt in bankruptcy. It went nowhere, as have similar bills since.

The success was a testament to Sallie Mae’s evolution from a quasi-government agency into a full-fledged special interest in Washington whose primary goal is to protect and advance its own interests."
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former almost UC regent again:
https://medium.com/@DavidGCrane/a-tale-of-two-pension-funds-37bb6f35c39d#.u2xvoeuj3

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a pro Katehi crew op ed again?
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_30077871/napolitano-hurting-uc-system-action-needed-east-bay

Napolitano turns the conversation to students
http://newamericamedia.org/2016/06/students-who-inspired-me.php

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fwiw:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/california-dept-education-not-apply-federal-data-disaggregation-grant-n601416

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gabriel-piterberg-returns-ucla_us_57757836e4b0a629c1a92d22?section=

"UCLA Professor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Grad Students Is Returning
History professor Gabriel Piterberg took a European fellowship while he was serving a suspension."

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The president of the uc regents on holiday again with former uc regent marcus and his personal jet through Europe. Will he make it to this month's UC Regents meeting?:
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/california-playbook/2016/07/facebook-tell-all-book-jerry-anne-to-europe-libertarian-gary-johnson-ca-is-tipping-point-for-pot-215122

Also interesting: this read and consider UC in it

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