A bad week (or a few) in public higher education … As a graduate of a public university, a current student and teacher at yet another public university, and as someone intent on working in education (and higher ed if possible), I have been following the news from Davis and Berkeley to UO and now the CUNY system. And it has been a pretty terrible, disheartening, and upsetting couple of weeks. But they say that things have to get better before they get worse. So here’s hoping things get better.
This week’s weekly round-up (shorter than normal given that it is the end of term in Oregon) is devoted to the unusual and upsetting firing of the UO President and the subsequent campus protests; follow-ups on violence at UC Davis; and fee hikes at CUNY (and subsequent protests); and a final post just to keep things in perspective.
We Love our Pres blog detailing ongoings at the University of Oregon
Down South in California, continuing coverage from the Huffington Post on the UC Davis incidents
And on the East Coast, Protests Against Fee Hikes at CUNY Schools
And finally, just to keep some perspective: a post from the Root on OWS, police violence, and race.