|For the Week of November 04, 2013
Napolitano herself is outlining her vision for UC after a month-long tour of the campuses, reports the San Francisco Chronicle and Inside Higher Ed. That includes committing $5 million in funding to undocumented UC students, according to the Los Angeles Times, even though recent appearances by Napolitano haven’t been without protests from immigration activists.
The past two decades have seen a great increase in the so-called “freeway flyers” in the academic world: part-time faculty who work for few or no benefits and who must dash from part-time job to part-time job in order to make ends meet, as the Monday Memo has reported earlier. Now the Boston Globe reports on a number of efforts of part-time faculty to unionize.
To see the fight for fair pensions at UC in a larger context, read Matt Taibbi’s piece about Wall Streets looting of public pensions in Rolling Stone.
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