For the Week of March 17, 2014
Public employee pensions are under attack across the country, including California. AlterNet’s Lynn Parramore examines the issue through Detroit’s bankruptcy and reflects on what it means for the country as a whole.
An attempt by the state Legislature to allow California’s universities to consider race and ethnicity appears to be all but dead after constituents, including many Asian Americans, protested.
UC Davis’s campus newspaper, the Aggie, has suspended publication just shy of its 100th birthday. Flagging finances led to the decision, which makes UCD the only undergraduate UC campus without a student newspaper. Editors say the Aggie will become an all-volunteer, digital publication.
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