Matters of “free speech” are not going away. President Napolitano announced the formation of a National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, supposedly with academic interests, whose board is already arousing controversy. We continue to collect opinion pieces on the broader questions raised by the First Amendment for university governance (see below).
On budgetary matters we draw your attention to the excellent article in the Daily Cal on our Intercollegiate Athletics (IA) program which continues to be deep in deficit even before it begins to pay off the annual debt payments for the stadium. IA promises to generate more than it spends, but it has yet to happen.
Speaking of budgetary matters, the Senate Meeting on Thursday, November 2 (3-5p.m. in Sibley Auditorium) will consider Anant Sahai’s proposal to make the costs of central campus operations more transparent. If you are concerned about administrative expansion you might want to vote on this proposal.
Finally, information for “Open Enrollment 2018” (October 26 – November 21) can be found at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/oe/.
Chair of the BFA