Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN The AAUP has joined with 36 other higher education organizations in urging Congress to slow down its reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to allow the consequences of its provisions to be understood and revised as necessary. After several years of inaction, the bill is suddenly being rushed through committee with… (Read more...)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

There's no evidence that he actually said it (and maybe you don't know who he was, anyway.)The latest state controller's cash report though November indicates that there was an extra billion dollars in revenue during the current fiscal year. So, although the governor will undoubtedly push for fiscal prudence, more in the rainy day fund, etc., as he does with each budget message, there will be a counter-push in the legislature toward spending increases. Will UC benefit? We'll see.The report is at:https://www.sco.ca.gov/Files-ARD/CASH/November%202017%20Statement%20of%20General%20Fund%20Cash%20Receipts%20and%20Disbursements.pdf (Read more...)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

There is a long article in the Huffington Post about Lt. Guv Gavin Newsom (a candidate for guv and an ex officio Regent) calling for the resignation of UC Regent Norman Pattiz because of the latter's sex-harassment scandal: [excerpt]California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and education leaders are urging the University of California to address allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct by University of California regent and radio mogul Norman Pattiz, nearly a year after several people said Pattiz made them uncomfortable in the workplace.One of the women, comedian Heather McDonald, released a tape in November 2016 of Pattiz asking (Read more...)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Are in this mix of emotions for many on this news:http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/San-Francisco-Mayor-Ed-Lee-dead-at-65-12423708.phphttp://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Supervisor-London-Breed-becomes-SF-mayor-upon-Ed-12423909.phphttp://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Supervisor-London-Breed-becomes-SF-mayor-upon-Ed-12423909.php- at the place where a majority of UC Regents Meetings occur, although there are now two scheduled for UCLA in the new calendar:January 24-25 - UCSF Mission Bay March 14-15 - UCLAMay 23-24 - UCSF Mission Bay July 18-19 - UCSF Mission Bay September 26-27 - UCLANovember 14-15 - UCSF Mission Bayhttp://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/___Speaking of UCLA-Local abc affiliate on ways to help:http://6abc.com/how-to-support-california-fire-relief-efforts/2761877/ (Read more...)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

There is an interesting profile of a Title IX Lawyer in the New York Times. He begins by developing a practice suing universities on behalf of the accused. Spoiler Alert: He ends with doubts as to how to achieve balance.Last year, the phone rang in the office of the New York attorney Andrew T. Miltenberg. On the line was Tom Rossley, a trustee for 23 years at Drake University in Iowa. His son, Thomas, had just been expelled after a woman accused him of rape, and Rossley, such a longtime booster that he was sometimes called Mr. Drake, was on (Read more...)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

In depth article, see: "Radio Mogul Under Pressure To Resign From Powerful California University BoardSeveral women have accused Norman Pattiz of sexual harassment."https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/norman-pattiz-uc-regent-harassment_us_5a2ed463e4b078950282a560Includes:..."The issue is complicated by the fact that it's not possible for anyone ― including the board itself; any California legislative body; or the governor, who appoints most regents ― to remove Pattiz. Instead, Pattiz would need to voluntarily resign.A lawyer for Pattiz told HuffPost, “Mr. Pattiz did not know of the letter (which I guess isn't surprising given its underlying purpose).”Brown wants Pattiz to resign, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. He has had a (Read more...)
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Westwood in the 1950s (Read more...)
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

In the November 2017 issue of Australian Humanities Review, in an article entitled “The Roz Ward Case: Relections on Social Media, University Management and Free Speech,” Binoy Kampmark, a a Senior Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, writes of the situation of Roz Ward, who… (Read more...)
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

On Friday, Rutgers University demoted professor Michael Chikindas, banned him from teaching any required classes, and announced they would seek to suspend him for a semester, all because of his anti-Semitic comments on his personal social media. Based on his posts, I think Chikindas is an anti-Semite, and an idiot. Nevertheless, he should not be… (Read more...)
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

See: UC, Texas A&M to team up on bid to operate LANLhttp://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/uc-texas-a-m-to-team-up-on-bid-to/article_953ef4d6-1e04-57fb-833f-5edc42684a71.html..."“It would make sense politically, certainly,” said Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group, “and it would seem to make sense from a research perspective. Both schools have a little different niche in that regard.”"......"Neither officials at the University of California nor those at Texas A&M would confirm their partners or say whether they are working together.“We can't confirm or discuss any of our bid partners,” said UC's Gary Falle, a government relations specialist working with California regents."See the full article for more. (Read more...)
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
Source: Cloudminder