Privatization. Last Thursday, the University of California Regents approved a 32% increase in undergraduate fees beginning next fall. This fee increase, combined with program cuts, lay-offs, high administrative salaries and a growing number of administrative positions, has led to growing unrest amongst those concerned about public education in California, the U.S., and the world. From the UC Davis School of Education, Dr. Karen Watson-Gegeo and graduate student Marguerite Wilson discuss what these changes mean for the UC system and for California as a whole. For updates on UC activism, check out this site.
West Village. Sid England, the assistant vice chancellor for environmental stewardship and planning within the office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability at UC Davis, come on to talk about the West Village development. West Village is a 205 acre developed planned to house 4,350 people including faculty, staff and students. This mixed-use development will be incorporating sustainable environmental design in order to create a zero-net energy and low impact community. To find out more about this project, you can check out the West Village website.
Image courtesy the UC Davis West Village website.
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"Love in Vain" by Robert Johnson (Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues: Robert Johnson on Columbia Europe)
"Hey Liza Jane" by Otis Taylor (Recapturing the Banjo on Telarc)