Thursday, February 2, 2017

1500 assembled peacefully, about 125 didn't -'n other important things..

This is how HuffPo's "morning top headlines roundup" crew characterized last night:
 "MILO YIANNOPOULOS SPEECH CANCELED AT BERKELEY AFTER VIOLENT PROTESTS Over 1,500 people had started fires, taken down light poles and thrown items at officers before the event, forcing the school to cancel the speech by the right-wing provocateur. Trump then tweeted that the school’s failure to allow “free speech” could mean no federal funds. [HuffPost]"

-But 1500 -one thousand five hundred-assembled peacefully, --about 125 didn't ...around 125 -one hundred twenty five people did NOT do that...
Seems important to note.
In a similar vein, there seems to be some highlighting of the importance of student newspapers, student press:
Trump Supreme Court Nominee's College Newspaper: Don't Use College Writings Against Public Figures | The Huffington Post
Also some think now is the time to remember:

Those items could become important: in light of :this other "DC higher education task force reform" news yesterday...

Seems an important time to pay attention to important things and cover them or read them accurately...

For more last night coverage see items at:

It was a busy news night but did Chris Newfield become UCSD  faculty? nope don't think so, still Gaucho/SB -but see this coverage on :
"In light of state budget constraints and UC tuition hikes, the Berkeley Faculty Association hosted a talk and panel discussion Wednesday to discuss the future of the public university system.
UC San Diego professor of literature and American studies Christopher Newfield opened the event by discussing his book, “The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them” — his most recent title on the relationship between public universities and state funding. His talk was followed by a rebuttal from UC Berkeley interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ, who spoke about the difficulty of achieving free tuition for state universities, pointing to state tax structure as the ultimate hurdle.
“The idea was to have a public discussion about the way the university is envisioning their future,”"
"The learning is the other way around — you raise tuition, we cut funds,” said Newfield. “University leaders misinterpreted these cuts — administrators didn’t see that they caused part of the cuts.”

Additionally, Newfield advocated for a return to free tuition for all in-state students. Total undergraduate tuition would cost the state 300 million dollars a year — less than 10 percent of total tuition revenue, according to Newfield.

According to Christ, this argument is “false and dangerous” because the burden of tuition has been passed down from government to families, resulting in greater inequality. Christ argued that free tuition is an unrealistic goal to strive for within the current California tax structure and that the conversation should instead revolve around the proportion of those who can and cannot pay tuition.

“The argument for free college is dangerous argument because it implies that there isn’t a cost for college,” said Christ. “The question for us is not how make college appear to be free, but to share the costs equitably.”

UC Berkeley anthropology student Rozie Beverly, whose thesis is called “What is Education,” came to the event in order to meet Professor Newfield and take part in an open dialogue between high-level administrators and students.

“I feel more empowered now that I’ve met Chris Newfield — gives us hope,” said Beverly."

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