Monday Memo: news & views about working at UC
For the Week of June 12, 2017
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California governor Jerry Brown appointed four new members of the Board of Regents this month, but the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the selection process appears to violate the law. The advisory committee that is supposed to be consulted never is and itself hasn’t met for over a decade. In addition to failing to comply with transparency and good governance principles, this has led to a board that is not diverse and is filled with one-percenters.

UC Irvine has become the most popular campus for Latina and Latino applicants, according to the Los Angeles Times.

University of Chicago student library employees vote in union
University of Chicago student library employees vote in union (photo credit: Teamsters)

Student employees in the library at the University of Chicago have voted to be represented by the Teamsters, according to the Chicago Tribune. The new Student Library Employee Union has 226 workers and includes some hourly student workers, according to the Union Library Workers blog and a post from the union. The National Labor Relations Board ruled last year that student workers are eligible for union representing, fueling such campaigns.

The current commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, Joseph Farrow, is a finalist for the position of UC Davis chief of police, reports the Sacramento Bee.

A supporter of disgraced right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has filed suit against the university and the city of Berkeley over alleged civil rights and First Amendment violations, after protests at his planned UCB appearance in February.

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