Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

Editorial: UC makes right call on free speechSan Francisco Chronicle, July 23, 2017Give UC Berkeley credit for learning from the past year's intensive course in free speech and right-wing provocation. After a series of standoffs with conservative speakers left the university looking less than eager to accommodate all comers, its approach to the latest controversial invitation strikes the right tone by making unfettered expression the clear priority.University officials initially expressed reservations about the time, date and type of venue requested for the Berkeley College Republicans' next would-be guest, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, prompting the group to revive its accusations of (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

There's a report that this morning debris on the 405 through the Sepulveda Pass was causing flat tires. Probably, the problem is cleared by now. But maybe a bit of caution is advisable on that route.https://patch.com/california/santamonica/s/g6rkf/a-dozen-drivers-suffer-flats-in-the-sepulveda-pass (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Case of alleged rape at Columbia first yielded much sympathy for the accuser and her unusual protest, but ends with the university apologizing to the accused. The case has had a lasting impact on the discussion of sexual assault on campus. (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

College that has been in turmoil since 2014 requirement that everyone recognize Adam and Eve as historical figures faces new unrest with dismissal of tenured veteran professor. (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Adjunct at School of the Art Institute of Chicago quits, calling out perceived culture of political correctness after students complained about course content. (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Divisions within the journal's editorial board, sparked by an article on transgenderism, lead to the resignations of top editors and suspension of associate editorial board. (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising. (Read more...)
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

UC Berkeley's administration is attempting to avoid a repeat of the controversy that erupted after two right-wing speakers were prevented from addressing students last academic year. In response to a claim by Berkeley College Republicans that former Breitbart writer Ben Shapiro is being “blocked” from addressing their organization, campus leaders are insisting a venue is available for a September talk. The administration may even pick up some of the costs for the venue, according to a statement. Berkeley College Republicans claimed this past week campus leaders had vetoed the appearance, which led to criticism from the left and right online. (Read more...)
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Our University

 

BY RUSSELL RICKFORD This article was originally published by Black Perspectives, and is reposted here with permission. Black Perspectives is a project of the African-American Intellectual History Society. Russell Rickford is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. He is the author of We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the… (Read more...)
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Thanks to Michael Meranze for spotting this report on Berkeley's Regents-approved stadium folly. It's an illustration of what can happen when big capital projects - and their business plans and assumptions - go awry. Luckily, nothing like that could ever happen at UCLA. (Or could it?)[We'll spare you the obscene title which you can figure out by looking at the link below.]Patrick Redford, 6/07/17, Deadspin The University of California-Berkeley first built Memorial Stadium atop their campus in 1923 as a tribute to those who died fighting World War I. It's one of the most beautiful college football stadiums in the (Read more...)
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association