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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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California Community College Board endorses huge changes to their organization and mission.  The changes may reduce access.

Assemblyman proposes state tax break to help middle-class families pay for increasing tuition.

Surprise!  The number of Californians with more than a million dollar incomes shot upwards last year.  So did their share of the income stream.

Brazil has passed California.  Now the state only has the 9th largest economy in the world.  I'm sure austerity will help improve that as much as it has helped in Europe.  At least there some of the technocrats may be realizing austerity has been a mistake.

According to Pew Report tensions between the rich and poor are now seen as the largest source of conflict in US.

Never before seen event: Connecticut decides to eliminate high-level university administrative positions because they aren't needed.

Illinois faculty protest Administration's attempt to influence deliberations through anonymous email.  See it as an effort to undermine shared governance.

A new report commissioned by the Department of Education calls for expanded education in democratic engagement by colleges and universities.  The whole report can be found here.

Google is now offering "virtual tours" of college campuses.

One person dies and 22 are injured as students struggle for limited enrollment spaces at the University of Johannesburg.


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