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Robert Birgeneau

Students at Four Colleges Have Shut Down Their Commencement Speakers. It's a Victory for Free Speech

Josh Joy Kamensky | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Josh Joy Kamensky

Students have every right to object to the day they worked for being used to conduct ideological warfare. They have every right to add silly accessories to their caps or subtract underthings from their gowns rather than gird themselves for rebuttal.

Commencement Speakers, Academic Freedom and the Pursuit of Excellence

Dr. Diana E. Sheets | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Dr. Diana E. Sheets

Intellectual growth necessitates becoming exposed to differing ideas and world views -- even if they threaten our core values and beliefs. To do less is to relinquish academic freedom in favor of social conformity.

Who's To Blame For All The Commencement Debacles?

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Tyler Kingkade

As commencement seasons go, 2014 has hosted an unusually high number of protests against accomplished individuals and government leaders invited to speak. Who's really at fault here?

Tyler Kingkade

The Storm's Not Over At UC Berkeley

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.19.2013 | College

While University of California students have settled into this academic year following a budget deal that held tuition steady for 2013-14, Robert Birg...

Tyler Kingkade

UVA Turmoil Is 'Exhibit A' Of Troubles Public Colleges Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- It’s a rough time to be running a public university. Teresa Sullivan's sudden removal as president of the University of Virginia, and...

50 Ways To Avoid Pepper Spraying Students (Thanks, Cal!)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.11.2012 | College

If there's one thing the University of California's administration can improve upon, it could be summed up in one word: communication. That's accordin...

Tyler Kingkade

Chancellor Birgeneau Told Officials 'Don't Back Down' After Batons Used On Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Newly released emails show University of California, Berkeley officials did not initially object to the use of batons on nonviolent protes...

You Say You Want A Revolution

Douglas Forbes | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Douglas Forbes

The Beatles wrote "Revolution" in 1968. Yet, it remains the dialogue of our time. In fact, that dialogue has never been as apposite as it was in recent days as college students at U.C. Berkeley collided with campus police.

UC Becoming A Federal University, Chancellor Says

sfgate.com | Susana Bates / Special to the Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

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