As much as we celebrate new technology and treat successful entrepreneurs like rock stars, there is still a tension at many universities between the mission of fundamental research and the quest to commercialize new breakthroughs.
Perhaps Obama should be more careful about what he calls a "red line." Dictators are not impressed by empty threats. Would there be support for a multi-national effort to secure chemical weapons stores?
Imagine the surprise of students on guest worker visas when, after arriving at UC, they are told that although the contract the union negotiated states that health care coverage is available to all postdocs, it will not be extended to them.
In 1982, Serapio Cristian and his sisters were captured by military personnel. They were sent away through irregular adoptions. Of the more than 900 Salvadoran children who were abducted and given up for illegal adoption during El Salvador's civil war, only 382 have been found.
Forcing the country to face social issues through cultural interventions is especially critical for a grassroots U.S. immigrant rights movement, given that none of the "leaders" of the Washington-based immigrant rights groups with national media clout is an immigrant. That's right: none.
The latest iteration of social enterprise will lead to faster rates of deep social impact, and to an increase in the ways talented people can make structured contributions to social and economic change.
The dream of a University of California education has been a historical driver of the upward economic mobility of California's young people. With the passage of Proposition 30, Governor Brown on Nov. 14 said the UC must think anew about how it does business.