UC struggles with bias claims raised by Jews, Muslims: Some Muslim students feel their rights are being suppressed and some Jewish students think anti-Israel protests on campus have become anti-Semitic.
UC students and others — how welcome do you feel at your school?
Photo: Participants at a 2011 protest tape their mouths to illustrate what they believe is a 1st Amendment issue involving 11 Muslim demonstrators accused of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

UC struggles with bias claims raised by Jews, Muslims: Some Muslim students feel their rights are being suppressed and some Jewish students think anti-Israel protests on campus have become anti-Semitic.

UC students and others — how welcome do you feel at your school?

Photo: Participants at a 2011 protest tape their mouths to illustrate what they believe is a 1st Amendment issue involving 11 Muslim demonstrators accused of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Hiltzik: Let's bring back the idea of a free UC education

Tuition increases are threatening to place a University of California education out of the reach of working-class and middle-class students.

Leftism at UC leaves many with unbalanced education, study says

Especially in humanities, study of classics and rigorous analysis have been replaced by advocacy and teaching about minorities’ grievances, a conservative group says. UC provost disputes the findings.

The University of California is a hotbed of leftist faculty and politically correct thinking where many students are receiving a weak and unbalanced education, according to a report by a conservative organization of professors and administrators.

The study by the California Assn. of Scholars repeats objections conservatives have had for decades over what they see as an overwhelmingly liberal academia that stifles dissent. Especially in UC humanities departments, study of classics and rigorous analysis have been replaced by advocacy of a leftist agenda and teaching about the grievances of various minorities, the report says.

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In the video above, students stage a silent protest against UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi in the wake of Friday’s pepper-spraying incident.

There’s another video here.

dalasverdugo:

11/19/2011 UC Davis Chencellor Katehi “Walk Of Shame” past student protesters (by wright3)

“After hours of waiting for UC Davis Chencellor Katehi, she eventually emerges. This video does not do justice to student numbers. Hundreds of students were lined up, sitting peacefully, while Chancellor Katehi had to walk past them. Students showed her that she has nothing to fear from them, since the students are not the violent ones. If anyone should have been afraid, it’s the students, since she was responsible for the pepper spraying and hospitalization of students the day before.”

test reblogged from dalasverdugo

thepoliticalnotebook:

Brian Nguyen, photographer for UC Davis’s student newspaper The Aggie, captured the events of yesterday’s protests from beginning to end, and was kind enough to submit them for publication here at The Political Notebook. Above are a selection of photos capturing the police in riot gear, arresting and pepper spraying the student protesters. What an intense group of shots.

You can follow Nguyen’s Flickr stream or follow him on Tumblr

test reblogged from thepoliticalnotebook

UC’s new admissions rules confuse applicants: The SAT subject exams are no longer required. If students take them anyway, good scores can help but poor scores won’t hurt, administrators say.
Photo:  Charles Shirley, 17, a senior at Wilson High in Long Beach, said he was happy not to take the subject tests for his college applications. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

UC’s new admissions rules confuse applicants: The SAT subject exams are no longer required. If students take them anyway, good scores can help but poor scores won’t hurt, administrators say.

Photo: Charles Shirley, 17, a senior at Wilson High in Long Beach, said he was happy not to take the subject tests for his college applications. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

An affordable UC for the middle class

latimes:

Editorial: University leaders should be looking for ways to make sure that the system is financially accessible to middle-class families.

solutionsbecomeproblems replied:

what about the working poor class.

From the editorial: “UC covers the full cost of tuition for students whose families earn $80,000 or less; there’s still financial aid for families with higher incomes, but not nearly as much.”

test reblogged from latimes

An affordable UC for the middle class

Editorial: University leaders should be looking for ways to make sure that the system is financially accessible to middle-class families.

California’s college system is in decline, a study finds. The state no longer is a leader in such areas as affordability, preparation of high school graduates and college-going rates, according to researchers at Cal State Sacramento.
Photo: Thousands of Cal State Long Beach students, teachers and parents rally during a national day of protests against education funding cuts Mar. 4, 2010. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

California’s college system is in decline, a study finds. The state no longer is a leader in such areas as affordability, preparation of high school graduates and college-going rates, according to researchers at Cal State Sacramento.

Photo: Thousands of Cal State Long Beach students, teachers and parents rally during a national day of protests against education funding cuts Mar. 4, 2010. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The University of California is recruiting out-of-state students for the higher tuition they pay. The biggest increases in the freshman class will be at Berkeley, UCLA and San Diego.
Photo: UCLA is one of the campuses with a larger percentage of out-of-state students. Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

The University of California is recruiting out-of-state students for the higher tuition they pay. The biggest increases in the freshman class will be at Berkeley, UCLA and San Diego.

Photo: UCLA is one of the campuses with a larger percentage of out-of-state students. Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times