Positive Spin for UC Prez Nominee

As prior posts have noted, there is a lot in the news media about questions being raised about the nominee for UC president, Janet Napolitano.  Now, with the nomination coming up in tomorrow's meeting, there is spin in the news media to put the nomination in a positive light.  From the San Jose Mercury-News:If Homeland … Continue reading Positive Spin for UC Prez Nominee

Bad Timing for UC Prez Nominee?

Inside Higher Ed today is running a lengthy story about how former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels - now president of Purdue - intervened to block use of a history book in public higher ed institutions in his state.  Excerpt below:Mitch Daniels, as an unconventional choice to become Purdue University's president, has repeatedly pledged his strong … Continue reading Bad Timing for UC Prez Nominee?

One columnist wants the new UC prez to give the state’s politicos a tough going over

Most of the commentary about the nomination of Janet Napolitano as the new UC president has been about the candidate or the selection process.  Joe Mathews in contrast thinks she should use her homeland security background to be tough with the state's political establishment and has this advice for her:...Your focus needs to be changing … Continue reading One columnist wants the new UC prez to give the state’s politicos a tough going over

More Scanning of Napolitano’s Appointment

The nomination of Janet Napolitano - former head of Homeland Security and thus TSA and immigration - to be the new UC president will probably get a reasonably full going over at the Regents this week - although yours truly thinks the fix is in as far as confirming the appointment goes.  Chancellor Block evidently … Continue reading More Scanning of Napolitano’s Appointment

The Views Expressed

The story of the new UC prez continues to attract national attention:Christian Science Monitorquotes Bob Powell who makes a bit more of a qualified statement than reported elsewhere:Robert Powell, a chemical engineering professor at UC Davis who heads the system-wide academic senate, said Napolitano will ... need to spend time getting to know the university by … Continue reading The Views Expressed

Brief Welcome

Governor Brown, who sometimes has much to say about UC matters, seems short on words concerning the appointment of the new UC president - a former governor and fellow Democrat:Governor Brown Issues Statement on Nomination of New UC President7-12-2013SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the nomination of Secretary … Continue reading Brief Welcome

New UC President (political expertise rather than academic)

The LA Times has a report on its website this morning on the new UC president nominee:Janet Napolitano, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually … Continue reading New UC President (political expertise rather than academic)

The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

Earlier posts on this blog have noted an idea developed by some UC-Riverside students to make tuition free in exchange for a percentage of future student earnings.  (Actually, the idea has been around for a long time.)  In any event, although UCOP is supposedly studying the proposal, it seems to have found its way to … Continue reading The Trail from Riverside to Oregon

What Ever Happened to the Campus Climate Survey?

The Chronicle of Higher Ed published the chart above back in January based on national freshmen reports about the neighborhoods from which they came. [http://chronicle.com/article/BackgroundsBeliefs-of/136771] The data were gathered by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute (HERI).  [Click on the chart to enlarge and clarify.]  It was around that time that UCOP sponsored a "campus climate" … Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Campus Climate Survey?