Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

For Part 1:http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/08/rosens-ring-of-truth.htmlSports Columnist: Josh Rosen is right to question the value of student-athletes' educationBill Plaschke, LA Times, 8-10-2017 The season hasn't even started, and already UCLA's Josh Rosen is brazenly throwing into traffic.Mere days after making it clear he was going to take a more subdued approach this fall, the polarizing quarterback made headlines again this week with the publishing of an interview conducted last spring.In it, Rosen basically said that, when it comes to college football, the phrase, “student-athlete” was a sham.“Look, football and school don't go together,” he told Bleacher Report's Matt Hayes. “They just don't. Trying (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Statement from UC President Janet Napolitano on passage of SB 331UC Office of the PresidentTuesday, August 8, 2017University of California President Janet Napolitano today (August 8) issued the following statement on Senate Bill 331, authored by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, sponsored by UC and signed by Gov. Brown today. This measure allows campus-based domestic violence counselors to keep confidential their communications with survivors of domestic violence. The bill takes effect January 1, 2018.This legislation will be an important tool in enabling the University of California and other higher education institutions to better assist survivors of domestic violence. Guaranteeing privileged communications (Read more...)
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In this series, I have highlighted headlines that are cleverly expressed, making use of puns, irony, figurative language, or unexpected word choices to grab a reader's attention. Not surprisingly, the Trump administration has so unabashedly flouted all sorts of political conventions that headline writers have felt freer to write headlines… (Read more...)
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

UC Berkeley "Campus unveils revenue-driven budget that cuts $15M from academic, research, administrative divisions"http://www.dailycal.org/2017/08/10/campus-unveils-revenue-driven-budget-which-cuts-15m-from-academic-research-administrative-divisions/____And,http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/aug16.17.htmlAugust 16, 201712:30 pm Health Services Committee (closed session)Agenda – Closed SessionAction Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 13, 2017H1(X) Discussion Conflicts of Interest in the Health Enterprise: Legal Implicationsand OptionsClosed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]H2(X) Discussion Salary Adjustment Using Non-State Funds for Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego CampusClosed Session Statute Citation: Personnel matters [Education Code §92032(b)(7)]H3(X) Discussion Salary Adjustments Using Non-State Funds for Certain Members of the Senior Management Group within the UC Health System1:15 pm (Read more...)
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

California colleges full of hungry studentsA new Urban Institute study on food insecurity aims to measure just how many college students go hungry.http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/07/california-colleges-full-of-hungry-students/____Diversity rising at UC Santa Cruz decades after affirmative action banhttp://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170808/NEWS/170809656- includes a chart of comparison numbers, but only for that one campus not at each UC campus...____Epic Move: UC San Diego Health Transitions to Cloud Technologyhttps://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2017-08-07-epic-move-uc-san-diego-health-transitions-to-cloud-technology.aspx"UC San Diego Health will also share its EMR system with UC Irvine Health starting this November.Additionally, Christopher Longhurst, MD, chief information officer at UC San Diego Health, is the sponsoring executive for the development of a UC Health-wide data warehouse, integrating (Read more...)
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

A New York Times article interviewed and named two Berkeley students who identify as members of Antifa and participated in last school year's clashes. The article does not address an issue important to UC's PR efforts, namely the degree to which Antifa's composition is made up of students and non-students. After a violent protest last school year, then Chancellor Dirks in a statement characterized the violent Antifa protestors as distinct from students. The article featured a transgender student and Muslim student who both say they feel threatened on campus. The article's author notes one intention of the piece is to (Read more...)
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Source: Our University

 

With possibly hundreds of millions of dollars on the line, UC appealed a February decision by the US Patent Office concerning the gene-editing technology CRISPR. UC Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and a collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier, were the first to utilize the technology, but researchers at the Harvard- and MIT-affiliated Broad Institute were the first to show how the technique can be used on the type of cells found in humans. The winter ruling allowed patents from both parties to stand, as the US Patent Office found UC's more general claim was not infringed upon by the Broad Institute's narrower claim. That (Read more...)
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Source: Our University

 

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

 

At a meeting last week, the UC Regents were critical of a decision by lawmakers to directly fund UCOP, saying they've hired outside counsel to look into whether the change is constitutional. The new funding model is intended to increase legislative oversight of the office, a response by Sacramento to a critical state audit that characterized UCOP's budget process as overly opaque. The Regents' new chair, George Kieffer, called the change a “troubling incursion into the board's authority.” At the meeting, the Regents approved the hiring of Alexander Bustamante as an internal watchdog for the system. Set to earn $350,000 annually, (Read more...)
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Source: Our University

 

As UC admissions numbers were revealed this week, the press framed the numbers as both retreating from and advancing a directive from lawmakers to enroll more in-state students. Highlighting a perceived preference for international students, the Sacramento Bee ran the online headline, “UC Davis admits 60 percent of international students but 36 percent of in-state applicants.” SFGate put a more positive spin on system-wide figures with the headline “UC on track to enroll more Californians.” The LA Times split the difference, running “UC on track to enroll 2,500 more Californians this fall, but admission offers decline from last year's near-historic (Read more...)
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Source: Our University