Category Archives: education

UC Berkeley officials need to stand up for free speech

Last year, University of California officials were pushing a dangerous idea that would have severely restricted discussion of a key historical movement of the modern era. Think about that for a minute: A prestigious university system dedicated to the education … Continue reading

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Most college sports programs feed off students, subsidies

What does it say about our value system when coaches at public universities make far more money than full professors? What is the lesson being taught when financially strapped students and their families are forced to subsidize the exorbitant pay … Continue reading

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$562,916 for a college golf coach and other crazy things

Is job pay a true reflection of societal values? Here are some figures to consider: The salary scale for full professors in the University of California system ranges from $100,600 to $183,700. An instructor’s pay starts at under $60,000. The chancellor … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley, UCLA say football more important than fair play and equal rights

Sixty-five years ago, the University of San Francisco’s undefeated football team took a memorable stand in defense of equal rights. The 1951 team, widely considered the best in the country, refused to play in a prestigious and financially lucrative postseason … Continue reading

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Oops, Katehi declines nomination to direct UC Davis Feminist Research Institute

There must be an ancient Greek play that deals with the folly of allowing a disgraced, demoted official to hang around the seat of power. What good can possibly come of it? University of California officials probably wish they had … Continue reading

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