Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

June 21 - Finance and Capital Strategies Committeehttp://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/june17/june%2021f.pdfAgenda – Open SessionF1 Discussion Review of Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget for Office of the PresidentJune 21 - Health Services Committeehttp://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/june17/june21h.pdfAgenda – Open SessionPublic Comment Period2 (20 minutes)Action Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of April 13, 2017H1 Discussion Remarks of the Executive Vice President – UC HealthH2 Discussion UCSF Health Budget Overview, San Francisco CampusH3 Discussion Student Health and Counseling Update________Will those four appointed but unconfirmed regents begin sitting in on and participating in UC Regents Committees meetings , or at the July full board meeting ? Those appointed UC Regents (Read more...)
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Berkeley's Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics released a report this past week which highlighted the immense financial shadow the university's stadium casts over the entire campus. As a Dead Spin headline succinctly and colorfully noted, “Cal Is Fucked Because Of Its Stupid Stadium Deal.” The over $400 million debt tied to seismic retrofitting of Memorial Stadium and the creation of a new gym could continue to cost the university well into the next century. Interest on Cal Athletics' debt will exceed income for the foreseeable future, the report notes. Media accounts focused on the task force's failure to reach a (Read more...)
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Source: Our University

 

See: "For years, CA governors ignore law — choose UC regents in secret"http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/For-decades-UC-has-selected-board-of-regents-11209660.php (Read more...)
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Come up in :http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/05/task-force-report-on-cal-athletics-something-has-to-give-but-what/____http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/06/college-hotline-on-cals-task-force-the-debt-vise-squandered-opportunities-donor-truth-and-the-future-of-the-athletic-department/____http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/07/internal-affairs-uc-to-pay-595-an-hour-for-audit-investigation/ (Read more...)
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

See:http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-budget-negotiations-list-20170606-htmlstory.htmlIncludes:"Consensus is near on the University of California, but a clash over middle-class scholarships loomsThe most volatile item to watch in higher education funding is just how much budget impact there will be from an April state audit of UC President Janet Napolitano's spending — including charges of hidden surplus cash in her office's budget and an effort to keep the unvarnished opinions of campus leaders out of the hands of state audit investigators.Brown proposed in his May revised budget that $50 million in UC funds be tied to a series of reforms. Legislators want to go further, with the (Read more...)
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Seems like Cal grudgingly is now putting out joint statement on the latest filling of positions - that maybe everyone has caught on to 'the prior admin appointed, so' excuses etcSome coverage treated it as solely Dirks appointments in his last weeks as Chancellor..Now,See latest Dirks and C.Christ joint statements-they both start off with "UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Carol Christ, interim executive vice chancellor and provost and chancellor-designate, have made this announcement:"http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/06/05/roesmarie-rae-named-vice-chancellor-chief-financial-officer/http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/06/05/faculty-adviser-on-sexual-harassmentviolence-named/ (Read more...)
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Lately,LA Times"All of this stems from a state audit — the eighth related to UC in four years "http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-klein-uc-audit-20170605-story.htmlAnd then repeated: like this...Based, it would seem, on this:"Eight audits in four years? UC is getting strong-armed - Sacramento Bee"http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article146766264.htmlBUT take a look at UC Regents May Meeting roughly two minutes of comment from the CSA refuting that claim, includes quotes from CSA Howle to question from Regent Makarechian about that 'eight audits in four years' assertion:'You talk about eight audits of the UC when we saw that we went back to the newspaper. We have not done eight audits of (Read more...)
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

Amidst criticism that the UC Regents failed to properly scrutinize the financial operations of UCOP and indulged in extravagant parties, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed four new Regents on Friday. If approved by the senate, the Regents will serve 12-year terms. The appointees are: Peter Guber, 75, a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors and Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group. There is some disagreement online about whether Guber is a professor at UCLA, which a UCLA website notes. According to public salary information, he is a lecturer. Ellen Tauscher, 65, a former Bay Area Democratic congresswoman and State Department undersecretary. (Read more...)
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Source: Our University

 

Assistant Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies Blake Wentworth was fired nearly two years after an investigation substantiated claims of sexual harassment made by a graduate student. Wentworth, who had been placed on paid leave, has sued three of his accusers and the university. Even news of Wentworth's firing, however, wasn't free of the UCOP audit, as Wentworth's attorneys claimed the timing of their client's firing was intended to distract from the controversy. Over the week, newspapers continued to weigh in on the audit with opinion pieces. The San Diego Union-Tribune argued Gov. Brown should fill the four vacant (Read more...)
Sun, May 28, 2017
Source: Our University

 

The UC Regents revealed their utter failure of integrity and effectiveness at their last meeting when they were discussing the state audit of the Office of the President. Instead of simply trying to get to the truth of the way UCOP has been acting, most of the regents spent a great deal of time praising President Napolitano and each other. What they failed to examine was why and how UCOP interfered with the audit, and if UCOP was hiding money and actions from the regents themselves. Moreover, no one asked why the campuses changed their reviews of UCOP: (Read more...)
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Changing Universities