Posts tagged “UCLA”

Democracy Now!: As UC Regents Approve Major Tuition Hike, Students, Faculty Decry Erosion of Public Education in CA and Nationwide

From Democracy Now!: Amid thousands of student protesters and armed police standing guard, the University of California’s Board of Regents has approved a 32 percent increase in student fees. The vote will bring the total cost of a UC education to more than $10,000 per year for the first time.

And what we’re seeing is just basically undergraduate students are subsidizing research, they’re subsidizing administrators, they’re subsidizing things that have nothing to do with undergraduate instruction.Bob Samuels
President, American Federation of Teachers at The University of California

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Kat Williams opines on American Idol

My cousin Kat (yes, with a “K”! Way to fact-check, NPR!) is a doctoral student candidate at UCLA and, evidently, a folklorist! She was interviewed for a piece on American Idol by NPR’s Kim Masters. It aired yesterday morning and you can listen to the story here. Way to go, Kat! Keep up the excellent opining! Perhaps one day soon I can get you to start writing a column here?

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Oops: CBS Sports Store declares NCAA National Champion five days early

The NC shirts, up close.

The NC shirts, up close.

Jayhawk Nation, let the outrage commence! Here is a classic error made new. On sale over at the CBS Sports shop (still on sale at 12:23 6:12 PM CDT), you can pick up a bit of what they clearly must think is “future history”. They are selling University of North Carolina National Champions t-shirts for the low, low price of $17.99. I don’t know about you, but this kind of stuff really gets my wheat waving! I can think of a few Jayhawks that might think this a bit premature, not to mention UCLA and Memphis fans. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Go KU!

UPDATE: Courtney points out that if you look closely at this image, you can see a completed bracket! Perhaps someone with better eyes than I can use this info to make a small fortune in Vegas! If you do, don’t forget your friendly neighborhood blogger!

UPDATE PART DEUX: If you follow the original link now (9:30 AM CDT, 4/4), they are now offering “National Champion” and “Championship Run” shirts for all four teams. Equity is nice, but should they really be selling these before the games have even been played? Are they really going to press shirts for the teams that aren’t champions? Doubtful.

The 'March Madness' category, with the NC shirt included.

The 'March Madness' category, with the NC shirt included.

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