Friday, September 15, 2017

Bitter peels?

She doesn't get into the details of what is happening on campus real time,but has this at a conference:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Napolitano-vows-to-uphold-UC-s-free-speech-12202087.php

"Napolitano spoke at a conference promoting "civil discourse" attended by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in a section of the federal courthouse called the Kennedy Learning Center. Kennedy, a Sacramento native, said in opening remarks that he fears “the idea of free speech is slipping away from our young people” in an increasingly polarized nation.
“The answer to a wrong or insulting or immoral idea is more speech, not less,” he said. Universities, in particular, Kennedy said, “must step up to the plate and insist that there's a place for thoughtful ... robust disagreement.”"

But Justice Kennedy doesn't say what young people should do when these costs hit campus budgets??:

"Price Tag to Protect Speech at Berkeley: $600000"
New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/us/california-today-price-tag-to-protect-speech-at-berkeley-600000.html


"The cost of free speech isn't cheap at UC Berkeley"

Even for events with unconfirmed speakers, details like contract for facilities etc. almost to the moment the event is to take place all unconfirmed, not finalized...and UC allows it...
http://www.dailycal.org/2017/09/15/speakers-invited-free-speech-week-uc-berkeley-unconfirmed/


Should their tuition dollars go to the drip drip drip inconclusive administrative process that allows it? Or is it too snowflakey to expect advance planning from campus administration so the students, staff,faculty, other visitors, community etc can access services and parts of campus necessary - including for matriculation? What would Kennedy recommend to resolve that part of the problem that UC admin has the ability to control? Did that come up at that Sacto conference?
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BTW
On the UCD berries saga:
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article173591931.html

"UC won. In May, after five days of trial testimony in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, a jury found that California Berry had improperly used the UC plants. But the case wasn’t over. Damages hadn’t been sorted out, and after the jury rendered its verdict the judge said he believed UC Davis was as guilty of “bad conduct” as the two scientists. Settlement negotiations ensued, leading to the agreement filed in court Friday.

University officials declined to comment on the settlement
. "

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And this at UCLA
"UCLA pharmacy closed after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients"
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ucla-pharmacy-20170915-story.html

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