Sponsors of the costly “Free Speech Week” fiasco- financed by whom? – continue to harass the university, now with lawsuits claiming the obstruction of free speech. See below. We await further announcements about the Chancellor’s Commission on Free Speech.
Meanwhile, the BFA turned to the important matter of the federal offensive against science with a well-attended discussion between Daniel Kammen (trying to get out of Washington) and Michael Eisen (trying to get in). Thanks to MCB and Integrative Biology and Leslea Hlusko for staging the event. Next, we’ll be looking to UCB engineers to discuss major issues facing the university.
The campaign for the $48 Fix, which aims to make higher education free again for California residents, has put out a two-minute video that quickly puts thing into perspective. Take a look; send it to colleagues, friends, students. That’s it for the week that was.
Chair of the BFA.