KhoslaFrom Inside Higher Ed today: The chancellor of the University of California at San Diego has issued a statement in opposition to the American Studies Association’s resolution which backed the boycott of Israeli higher education institutions. “We affirm the right of the faculty to advance their scholarship and research through open dialogue with academic colleagues in … Continue reading UC-SD Chancellor’s Statement on American Studies Association Israel Boycott
Inside Higher Ed pointed me today to the “Golden Goose” awards established by some folks in Congress and in major educational groups as an antidote to other listings that are made to put research in a bad light. Old timers will remember the Golden Fleece awards of Senator William Proxmire - back in the day … Continue reading Golden Goose
Our earlier post had the Regents audio for the first part of the meeting of 9-17-13. There was then a closed session. The audio link below picks up the meeting again when the public component resumed. We also noted in the previous post that there was a inadvertent hot mike at the beginning of the … Continue reading Listen to the Second Half of the Regents Meeting of 9-17-2013
The University of Michigan has raided UC San Diego, hiring a pair of young computer scientists who've been drawing attention for their efforts to help Google find better ways to operate online. Jason Mars, an assistant professor, and Lingjia Tang, a member of the research faculty, decided to leave UCSD's Department of Computer Science and … Continue reading Not a thumbs up moment for Janet in her new job
The Washington Monthly publishes a “social” ranking of universities on the basis of affordability, access by lower-income students, “service” to the society, as well as research. UC comes in very well in that ranking with UC-San Diego on top and Riverside is second. Berkeley is fifth and UCLA is tenth. The introductory article to the … Continue reading Alternative Rankings
UCLA co-generation plantCalifornia's cash-strapped public universities would save millions of dollars under legislation by Orange County state Sen. Mimi Walters, but the bill's prospects are uncertain because it would alter a landmark global warming law beloved by environmentalists. Walters' proposal seeks to exempt University of California and California State University campuses from the new cap-and-trade … Continue reading Emisions Remissions?
The conservative/libertarian City Journal complains about a UC-San Diego diversity executive appointment in its latest issue (and about the Regents' endorsement of Prop 30). Excerpts:The University of California, San Diego has done it again. Last year, it announced the creation of a new diversity sinecure: a vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Campus leaders established … Continue reading Note: Not everyone loves us
Excerpt from North County Times:In a move that narrows the college transfer pathway for students at Palomar, MiraCosta and other community colleges, UC San Diego is winding down an agreement that guarantees transfers to community college students who meet set requirements. The transfer admission guarantee, or "TAG" agreement, allows community college students with grade point averages … Continue reading Harder to Get In at UC-San Diego?
The UC San Diego program that guarantees transfer admission to community college students who meet certain requirements will come to an end in 2014, campus officials have decided. They said explosive growth in the number applications under the program, coupled with sharp cuts in state funding for the University of California, have threatened to swamp … Continue reading UC-San Diego Community College Transfer Guarantee to End
Inside Higher Ed reports that UCLA is among the top ten universities in research and development spending. It has been in that group for some time. Basically, the key determinants are having a med school and getting a lot of federal research funding. The top ten are:Johns HopkinsU of Michigan (Ann Arbor)U of Wisconsin (Madison)U … Continue reading UCLA Among Top 10 Universities in R&D Spending in Fiscal Year 2010