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  • Will Eliminating Standard Tests Really Reduce Racial Disparities In Education?

    05/31/2021 1:59:19 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies
    JONATHAN TURLEY. org ^ | 5-31-2021 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Below is my column in The Hill newspaper on the announcement that the University of California will now join the “test-blind” movement and end the use of the SAT and ACT in its admissions decisions. Some have called for the change to increase diversity in the schools, particularly after California voters refused to change the long ban on affirmative action in education under state law. Here is the column:The Supreme Court will decide early next month whether to take a new case on the use of race in college admissions. For decades, the court has fractured on the issue and...
  • Sen. Feinstein’s husband named in UC admissions scandal

    09/24/2020 5:48:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    /ktla.com/ ^ | 9/24/2020 | ap
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, has been named by the state auditor’s office as one of the regents involved in an admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of students as favors to well-connected people. California auditor: UC schools wrongly admitted 64 wealthy students as ‘favors’ over past 6 years In one case, a regent unidentified in the report sent an inappropriate letter on behalf of a student with only a 26% chance of getting in. The applicant was admitted. Auditor’s spokeswoman Margarita Fernandez confirmed to The Associated Press that Blum was the regent. Blum...
  • University of California system drops SAT, ACT requirements for applicants

    05/21/2020 11:25:15 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Tim Stelloh
    The University of California system will no longer require SAT and ACT standardized test results for in-state freshmen applicants. (snip) Critics of the tests have long argued they put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage because the test questions often contain inherent bias that more privileged children are better equipped to answer. Wealthier students also tend to take expensive prep courses that help boost their scores, which many students can’t afford, opponents of the tests say. The University of California system has 10 campuses, from Davis near Sacramento and Berkeley in Northern California to UCLA in Los Angeles and...
  • UC Tells Students ‘Do Not’ Say ‘Chinese Virus' And 'Do Not Allow' Others To Say It Either

    04/01/2020 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 03/28/20 | Arik Schneider
    The University of California system has issued a set of guidelines directing students and employees how to speak about the coronavirus from Wuhan, China.The document directly tells students what names they should use for the virus.One student responded by pointing out that “The Chinese government has actively contributed to the spread of this deadly virus." The Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University of California released a “guidance document” to announce “supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.” The list begins by telling students to “reject racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech, both...
  • Outlaw Universities: Discrimination in Academia

    01/11/2020 7:01:17 PM PST · by karpov · 3 replies
    Fake Nous ^ | January 10, 2020 | Michael Huemer
    Probably everyone in the academy knows that affirmative action is widely practiced: racial minorities (except Asians) and women are commonly given preference in hiring and admission decisions at American universities. I would guess, however, that some academics — and many more non-academics — are unaware that typical university hiring practices are blatantly illegal. So I’m going to talk about that for a while, in case you find that interesting. Job advertisements commonly say things like that the university rejects discrimination, supports equal employment opportunity, and considers all applicants “without regard to” race, sex, religion, etc. What they actually mean by...
  • University of California to dump fossil fuel investments

    09/17/2019 8:04:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 17, 2019
    The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds, calling them a financial risk. An opinion article in Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times says UC will make its endowment fund “fossil free” by month’s end and its pension fund will soon follow. The pension fund covers 320,000 people. …
  • UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out

    11/13/2018 1:31:49 PM PST · by Jessarah · 18 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nanette Asimov
    A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student government or face a recall.
  • Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

    10/20/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10.18.17 | Celine Ryan
    A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students. Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
  • Audit: UC President Napolitano Hid $175 Million While Raising Tuition

    04/30/2017 8:30:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Chriss W. Street
    The California State Auditor issued a scathing report last week alleging that University of California President and former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raised tuitions while her office hid $175 million. The cover page for State Auditor Elaine Howle’s 167-page audit report states bluntly that the UC president’s office “Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading.” The audit found that the UC spent $32.5 billion on expenses during the 2015-16 school year to fund 10 campuses, five medical centers, and its Office of the President headquarters. Although the UC states...
  • Harmeet Dhillon press conference on Berkeley Ann Coulter event

    04/24/2017 6:44:15 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 20 replies
    FOX 10 Phoenix ^ | Published on Apr 24, 2017 | FOX 10 Phoenix
    This is the full presser of the lawyer suing UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter's speech.
  • Act of Vandalism Has UC Berkeley Conservative Group on Edge

    03/02/2017 8:58:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 1, 2017
    An act of vandalism at UC Berkeley has renewed political tensions for a conservative group on campus. The College Republicans say they feel increasingly threatened, and the latest incident in which a man destroyed the group's signs at its designated space in the university quad has the group raising red flags. On Wednesday, some members of the College Republicans said more needs to be done to protect their members and their property. The location of Tuesday's vandalism was at a place the group calls the Freedom Table. It's a designated space to promote their group and encourage respectful debate with...
  • UC Riverside student government votes to remove Israeli hummus

    02/05/2017 3:13:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 60 replies
    JTA - The student government at University of California voted to approve a resolution calling for the removal of Sabra brand hummus from campus dining services. The resolution passed last week by a vote of 13 to 0 with one abstention. The removal was requested because the Sabra company’s joint owner is the Israel-based Strauss Group, which allegedly supports the Israeli military. The resolution was supported by the campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine. The resolution is not enforceable, and the UC Riverside administration says it has no plans to remove the hummus. “Sabra Dipping Company is owned by...
  • Liberals - People are sick of you (video)

    02/05/2017 12:58:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Liberals - People are sick of you. Make this go viral.
  • MILO to UC Berkeley: 'I'll Be back'

    02/04/2017 3:51:03 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | BEN KEW
    Despite the cancellation of his talk on Wednesday as a result of “anti-fascist” rioters, Breitbart’s MILO has promised he will return to deliver his talk at UC Berkeley at some point in the coming months. In a Facebook post, MILO said that he is “planning to return to Berkeley to give the speech I was prevented from delivering. Hopefully within the next few months. I’ll keep you posted.”
  • UC Riverside Student Leaders Vote To Ban Sabra Hummus [More for the BDS efforrt

    02/03/2017 7:41:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/17 | Jason Chulack
    The Associated Students of University of California – Riverside voted on Wednesday night to remove Sabra Hummus from all campus dining services, The Highlander reports. Student leaders voted 13-0-1 in favor of the resolution to kick Sabra Hummus off campus. Sabra’s joint owner, the Strauss Group, is the largest food products company in Israel and has financially supported the Israeli military, according to the New York Times. Students who supported the measure were “troubled” by funds that could potentially go to Israeli settlements by purchasing Sabra Hummus in their campus cafeteria. UC Riverside said in a statement released on Thursday:...
  • ‘It’s About More Than Hummus,’ Says UC Riverside Rabbi Leading Fight Against Sabra Boycott

    02/02/2017 6:44:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-2-17 | Rachel Frommer
    A proposed student resolution to ban Sabra company products from the dining hall of a California university “is about more than hummus,” the campus rabbi leading the opposition to the boycott told The Algemeiner. “People ask what the big deal is, because even if the motion does pass the University of California Riverside Student Senate, it’s up to administrators to decide what is served at the school,” said Chabad on Campus director Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, ahead of Wednesday’s vote. “But Jewish students are afraid; they are disturbed. If the motion passes, the message is clear: We don’t want you here,...
  • Hitler Would Be Proud

    09/13/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Invoking Hitler usually is done by an over-the-top left-wing politician about something a Republican did which has nothing to do with the actual situation. Using the name of Hitler for a Jew in any other context than historical debates or reminiscing about Mel Brooks’ The Producers should always be done with great caution. But the stifling of free speech permeating our society warrants this deviation from my long-standing policy. To me there remains nothing as sacrosanct as protecting rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution. As I often repeat, there is a reason it is the First Amendment. My...
  • Microaggression, Macro-Crazy

    07/17/2015 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Early this year, the University of California’s president, Janet Napolitano, asked all deans and department chairs in the university’s ten campuses to undergo training in overcoming their “implicit biases” toward women and minorities. The department heads also needed training, according to the UC president, in how to avoid committing microaggressions, those acts of alleged racism that are invisible to the naked eye. A more insulting and mindless exercise would be hard to imagine. But Napolitano’s seminar possesses a larger significance: it demolishes any remaining hope that college administrators possess a firmer grip on reality than the narcissistic students over whom...
  • Not the Land of Opportunity?

    06/29/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    Welcome to the state of political correctness run amuck! In training initiated by UC president Janet Napolitano, provides new guidelines for the 200,000-student University of California system faculty. Inspirational phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity,” “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” “America is a melting pot,” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” are now being labeled “microaggressions” – any “brief, subtle verbal or non-verbal exchanges that send denigrating messages to the recipient because of his or her group membership (such as race, gender, age or socio-economic status).”...
  • Grateful, Man Who Helped Launch Corona In US Donates $1M To UC Davis Beer Science Program

    06/17/2015 7:45:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Grateful For His Opportunities, Man Who Helped Launch Corona In US Donates $1M To UC Davis Beer Science ProgramThe University of California Davis is using $1 million donated by a Texas-based brewer to buy new equipment for its beer science program. Mexican immigrant Carlos Alvarez says in a university news release that opportunities in America have enabled him to donate to the education of future craft brewers. A biochemical engineering graduate from Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology,