There is a great deal of headlines play on the 'desperate housewife' role Feliicty Huffman played in the latest admissions decisions scandal -that includes UCLA:
"DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES FOR REAL?
FBI: Stars Bribed Their Kids’ Way Into Top Schools
Dozens of people—including ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Full House’ actresses—have been charged for allegedly paying bribes to help their kids win a spot at elite universities."
Not so much play on her husband's 'Shameless' role in the headlines game. Her husband is academy award winner William H. Macy, but - the reason to bring him up here is a recent interview he did on on a talkshow called 'The Talk' -- he made extensive remarks about the Public performance arts highschool his daughter just graduated from and - he repeatedly emphasized 'the public ' how it was a school available for all in the area to enroll in , how he wished folks would take advantage of a public benefit like it if they just knew about it, and commented what a great thing it was...
CBS has the content -March 4 season 9 episode 113- behind a subscription wall but it seems important to the new allegations in this admissions scandal.
Was/is the highschool - or something like it-truly something all LA parents can access?
As a pipeline for higher education?
For more details on the admissions scandal:
"Liar Education 1% College Scam Bust"
That is something that stays in mind while reading pieces on higher education and liberal arts college closures, such as:
"THE CASE OF HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE; OR WHY BAD THINGS DON'T HAVE TO HAPPEN TO LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES"
(And , in a different way, also think about separate efforts that come to mind such as things like : 'the great courses plus.com'type efforts, are they attempts to substitute for a liberal arts education? Or convince folks that it is equivalent?)
And admissions decisions ties to other athletics current events, also when reading other athketics corrupting influence stories, BTW:
"US District Court judge rules that NCAA violated federal antitrust law"
(The UC Regents Meetings begin today, ...- and if the interview with Macy becomes available to link to will add it in above)
That additional CRISPR Patent now official:
On the subject of other patent practices -this piece at Daily Bruin:
"Muddled patent dispute sheds light on UCLA's questionable ties to Big Pharma"
And more Higher Ed 2020:
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- John A. Pérez
- Richard Sherman
- Charlene Zettel
- Maria Anguiano
- Lark Park
- Alumni, Ex Officio, Student UC Regents .And advisors, reps, designates
- Ellen Tauscher
- H. Peter Guber
- Cecilia Estolano
- Michael Cohen
- Laphonza Butler
- J. Sures appointed
- Richard Leib
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)