Wednesday, June 12, 2024
According to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, 56% of college students’ parents have not attained bachelor’s degrees. The population of first-generation students is a growing majority, but these students are struggling to obtain their degrees, and 90% of these students are not graduating on time. These students deserve to be uplifted by the UC system and all educational...
Quote: “Realistically, too much damage has been done, and the situation is too far gone for this level of lackluster international cooperation to save anyone, much less the planet.” California Governor Gavin Newsom, in a move that came as a slight surprise to Americans, traveled to China to meet with President Xi Jinping on the topic of climate change and...
Governor Gavin Newsom recently approved legislation requiring California State Universities to report all sexual misconduct investigations to the state. The bill, S.B. 808, comes after a barrage of failures on the part of various CSUs to address and investigate misconduct properly. An audit found faulty data collection, which severely limited the scope of the audit, and ultimately discovered that...
In the last year, UC President Michael Drake has faced a series of security breaches at his university-provided housing that both damaged the property and created concern for him and his family’s safety. Most notably, President Drake’s home was spray-painted this past May with horrifying racial slurs in a profanity-laced tirade. Luckily, President Drake was not home at the...
Education has become an important site for contentious issues, from parents’ rights to LGBTQIA+ rights to book bans. As Republican presidential candidates squared off for the primaries, education became a frontal issue despite not earning these individuals many political points. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill in early September that takes aim at book bans in response...
Enrollment of Latine students at colleges has made leaps and bounds in the last 20 years, with numbers doubling. However, Latine and African-American students remain the least likely to be enrolled or obtain a bachelor’s degree, listing financial constraints as the main reason. A D.C.-based nonprofit, Excelencia in Education, recently released a report noting that despite these increases in...
Courtesy of Jimmy Emerson via Flickr under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 In a six to three decision by the Supreme Court, affirmative action in college admissions has been struck down. This decision will have large implications for higher education institutions who are struggling to ensure equal opportunity for applicants and diversity at their campuses....
In a six to three decision by the Supreme Court, affirmative action in college admissions has been struck down. This decision will have large implications for higher education institutions who are struggling to ensure equal opportunity for applicants and diversity at their campuses. In California, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 7 aims to work around Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action...
Ishani Desai, a journalist covering Kern County courts and public safety for the Bakersfield Californian, was found in contempt on May 24 after refusing to hand over her unpublished notes of a jailhouse interview to a defendant in criminal proceedings. Desai and her attorney have asserted that the threshold requiring a reporter to turn over privileged work in accordance...
Berkeley associate professor of environmental science, policy and management Elizabeth M. Hoover, recently made a statement apologizing for claiming Native ancestry. In a personal essay published on her website, she apologized for incorrectly identifying as Native American her whole life due to incomplete information. She also apologized for any harm she may have caused while identifying as Native. In...