After amendment, UCLA has dropped its opposition to a bill pending in the legislature containing a "bill of rights" for student athletes. UC-Berkeley and USC have also dropped opposition. Stanford is still opposed....Sen. Alex Padilla, of Los Angeles, agreed to amend Senate Bill 1525 amid opposition from Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Southern California. This bill now … Continue reading UCLA Drops Opposition to Athletes’ Bill of Rights After Amendments
From the Sacramento Bee:Four California universities with big-time sports programs are fighting a legislative effort that could radically change the way schools recruit, educate and retain student athletes. The schools are opposing the "Student Athlete Bill of Rights," they say, because it would be too expensive, put their programs at a competitive disadvantage and may go … Continue reading A Different Bill of Rights Pending in the Legislature
The historically minded might have looked at the headline above in the LA Times today and thought it had to do with increased admissions of international students: http://www.asianartmall.com/mogulempire.htmBut no, it was a different kind of mogul's kid.Not clear there is a story here. The mogul in question is hip-hop singer Sean Diddy Combs, sometimes known as … Continue reading Moguls
Readers of this blog may recall an earlier post about a proposed UCLA archery facility to be located south of the Child Care Center along Veteran Avenue. Concerns have been raised about the proposal on ecological and other grounds.Readers who have been following the UCLA hotel issue will know that UCLA was not forthcoming in response … Continue reading Lawsuit: Urban Wildlands Group Takes Aim at UCLA Over Proposed Archery Facility
Inside Higher Ed today pointed me to the article below about the UC-Berkeley stadium that appeared in the Wall St. Journal: (excerpt)As state legislators shrink its appropriations, it's hard enough for the University of California-Berkeley to maintain the nation's highest academic ranking among public colleges. But there now looms a financial threat from another, somewhat unlikely … Continue reading Hotel/Conference Center Lesson from Our Berkeley Colleagues: What happens when university business plans don’t pan out?
The Daily Bruin carries a story today about possible construction of an archery range on campus as a component of a large donation which is raising some ecology concerns. Apparently, the area currently contains California native plants and is used in some coursework and has raised some faculty objections. As pressures for fundraising ramp up … Continue reading Shooting Arrows
CaliforniaWatch has an article today about deals between credit card companies and universities which give the card offerers exclusive rights to mailing lists. The article is based on data released annually by the Federal Reserve. It appears that in the case of UCLA, the deal is with the UCLA Alumni Association and not UCLA itself. … Continue reading Credit Where It’s Due?
The story below somehow got away yours truly on Sunday. But Inside Higher Ed alerted me so here it is belatedly:Budget plan bans taxpayer funds for UC athletics (Excerpt) Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2011 With a few words in the new state budget, lawmakers will ban spending taxpayer money on intercollegiate athletics … Continue reading State Budget (Whenever There Is One) to Ban Funding UC Athletics
Inside Higher Ed today points to the story below: Men’s gymnastics program to continue at UC Berkeley Herb Benenson, Intercollegiate Athletics, May 2, 2011 As a result of fundraising efforts that have raised in excess of $2.5 million, the men’s gymnastics program at the University of California, Berkeley, will be preserved as an Intercollegiate Athletics … Continue reading Be a Good Sport (at Berkeley)
UC-Berkeley's chancellor announced cutbacks yesterday in the athletics program, which has been subsidized by the campus. In doing so, he followed UC-Davis in a similar move (which has brought controversy). Excerpt from the official press release:Chancellor announces new plan for Cal Athletics' future 28 September 2010 BERKELEY — University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert J. … Continue reading UC-Berkeley Chancellor Cuts Back on Athletics