Higher Education News From Around The Web

Here are the latest stories from higher education blogs around the web:
 

Charging that the University of California has attempted to “restrict conservative free speech'' regarding author Ann Coulter's appearance on campus, two Berkeley student groups filed suit Monday in federal court to challenge the university's efforts to reschedule her April 27 event.The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California on behalf of two organizations — the national Young America's Foundation and the UC Berkeley College Republicans — names UC President Janet Napolitano and university officials, including the head of the campus police department, as defendants.San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon, a Republican National Committee member who is representing the (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ann-coulter-berkeley-college-republicans-file-lawsuit-against-uc-berkeley_us_58fe3c29e4b00fa7de168d45?rra&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009Read:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2syzMZYL9R7NFZ3S2x2OUtsWlE/view1pm press conference too...____No Peace out? What about the word geopolitics? 'Global' overused has lost its allure...http://www.dailycal.org/2017/04/24/peace-conflict-studies-retired-major-will-remain-campus-global-studies-program/ (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

This:Checking in with University of California President Janet Napolitanohttps://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2017/04/19/checking-in-with-university-of-california-president-janet-napolitano/"University of California President Janet Napolitano joins us this hour to discuss the UC system's ongoing efforts to mitigate sexual misconduct by faculty, the possibility of an enrollment cap for out-of-state students and the newly-hired Chancellor of UC Berkeley. We'll also talk to Napolitano about her recent trip to Mexico to promote academic partnerships."It runs about 52 miñutes (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

UCLA is ranked high (#15) in an index of technology transfer - the highest UC campus - by the Milken Institute. See the document below. There is a methodological statement on how the index was constructed on p. 15-16 (document pages; 17-18 file pages).As usual in such rankings, the weights applied to various factors are somewhat arbitrary. But... The document is at:http://assets1c.milkeninstitute.org/assets/Publication/ResearchReport/PDF/Concept2Commercialization-MR19-WEB.pdf (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

UC prez Napolitano was interviewed recently (4-19-17) on KQED on topics such as free speech (Ann Coulter upcoming talk), tuition, admissions, out of state students, outsourcing, etc. The interview was pretty much softball questions. Some phone questions from the radio audience were included.You can hear the program at the link below: (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Big Sandy Community and Technical College: Tony Skeans, a Kentucky prosecutor. Borough of Manhattan Community College, of the City University of New York: U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat; and Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of Tribeca Productions. (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success. (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event. (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates. (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Decision by board official clears way for election at George Washington University, but issue could end up in court. (Read more...)
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News