Governor Jerry Brown has earned the moniker of California's Comeback Kid. Reinventing himself several times during his political career, he continues to gain distance from being the "Moonbeam" governor to becoming California's version of "Father Knows Best."
Just over a year ago, I began serving as the eighth President of California State University, Fresno. I had big shoes to fill following my predecessor, who served for 23 years. I wanted to share with other new presidents a few lessons I have learned.
Innovations in agriculture don't just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights.
Why is Bexsero unavailable in America? One reason. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved it. Not because it isn't safe and effective -- it is in common use in Europe and much of the English-speaking world -- but because the FDA has become so immobilized by a stupefying bureaucracy.
Draper's rationale is that he feels the state has gotten too large, has become too ungovernable, and breaking up the California into smaller states would bring government closer to the people. While well intentioned, enacting his "Six Californias" would be disastrous for the entire state and beyond.
Lucky for us, we have the largest talent pool ever assembled in one political jurisdiction: 38 million Californians. Let's just get to work.
While UC campuses produce a full third of the state's bachelor's degrees they issued fewer than 13 percent of the new teaching credentials.
Mandela is nothing short of a consensus world icon, celebrated from the most insurgent to the most establishmentarian precincts, as he should be. But why, then, was his cause so difficult for so many to support when action was needed?
Unfortunately, UC has been violating its contract with the postdoc union, UAW Local 5810, and misleading newly-immigrated researchers by claiming they do not qualify for employer-sponsored health coverage, forcing many to purchase expensive plans on the open market.
If Napolitano is to succeed as UC's president, she can't solely play an insider's game of seeking more money from the state legislature, fighting with faculty about pension reform or touting the latest gift from a billionaire. She will need to develop an outside game as well.
As tuitions rise and the job market still slumps, many young college graduates are wrestling with the question of how to make their increasingly expen...
The idea was simple - alumni, students, Californians and anyone passionate about education would make a promise and rally their social networks to contribute money towards their fundraising goal.
The realities that prompted this post remain; a nation-wide conversation rages on about the state of contemporary culture via the body of a 20-year-old woman, all the while a national theater company shutters its doors with nary a whisper.
In a nutshell: A C grade is the new F. What does this mean? Professors are passing students who should not be passing, and the UC system is graduating students who have not earned a college level education.
Governor Jerry Brown is certainly having an interesting time of it lately as California's stabilization continues. Mostly quite good. But hardly all.
It wasn't until late into my first semester at UC Berkeley that I found the thing that would simultaneously scare me shitless, and define my entire college career -- Cloyne Court Hotel.