Thursday, February 23, 2017

Points back to the cause....

Gary May confirmed as UC Davis chancellor, permanent ...

UC regents unanimously approve Georgia Tech dean as new ...

Lots of the coverage points back to the cause:


Why Immigrant Students Are Changing Their Minds About Janet Napolitano ...

Includes this link to conference in Jan she spoke at and more

Dirk's writes this Op Ed:

Top universities must enroll more low-income students

"The United States today ranks near the very bottom among industrialized nations in both income equality and social mobility. This should serve as a wake-up call: While the American Dream — the notion that those who possess talent and diligence should have an equal opportunity to rise to the top — is resilient, it is now more attainable abroad than in America itself.

Many factors have contributed to this alarming trend, and it will no doubt be difficult to counter. But the institutions that will play a uniquely important role in doing so are our nation’s top colleges and universities.

College graduates now earn around $1 million more over the course of their lifetimes than those with only a high-school degree, and this gap will only increase as the global economy continues to restructure in favor of innovation economies and knowledge workers.

Furthermore, we know well that those who attend better schools go on to get better jobs. Yet our system of higher education reflects our country’s wealth divide, and many highly gifted students from low-income families simply never get an opportunity to succeed at the best colleges and universities this country has to offer.

Consider: "...

And, he seems to be on an Op Ed roll, he also wrote: this

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