Links of the Week

DACA lives on: What you need to know about the status of the Dreamers
SF Chronicle
Hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants may be protected from deportation for at least two more years after the Supreme Court on Tuesday opted not to review the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Here’s what you need to know about the program that remains at the center of political debate in the U.S.

Hundreds gather in Eureka to honor MLK, Lawson, march for justice
Eureka Times-Standard
Hundreds of people who gathered at the courthouse steps in Eureka this morning were greeted by sunshine as they prepared for the People’s March and Rally for Justice, an event co-sponsored by the Eureka Chapter of NAACP, the Justice For Josiah Committee and Centro del Pueblo.

Justice Still Sought for Josiah
The Lumberjack
It has been over nine weeks since the Arcata Police Department submitted its investigation of the stabbing death of David Josiah Lawson over to Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming. Lawson was stabbed multiple times at an off-campus house party on April 15, 2017, and no one has been charged for the crime.

Students plan another career fair Raytheon protest, calling “Cal Poly is complicit in war”
Mustang News (Cal Poly SLO)
…students from SLO Peace Coalition and Students for Quality Education will be going over chants and making anti-war signs for the Thursday, Jan. 24. Winter Career Fair, which will be their third career fair protest highlighting Cal Poly’s funding from defense contractors.

Homelessness on campus
CBS News
College senior Jasmine Bigham can almost taste graduation. Like most students at Humboldt State University, nestled in the shade of the California Redwoods, …

Fire turns Chico, California, into a boomtown, but at what cost?
The tent city in the Walmart parking lot is gone. Most of the emergency shelters around town have closed. Target finally has been able to refill shelves fast enough to keep up with spiraling demand. A kind of normalcy has fallen on Chico.

Oakland teachers stage unauthorized walkout as contract talks hit impasse
San Francisco Chronicle •  KQED
Hundreds of Oakland teachers called in sick or took a personal day Friday to rally in front of school district offices and demand a contract that includes higher salaries and smaller class sizes. Students, saying they are tired of seeing their good, qualified teachers leave for districts with higher pay or a lower cost of living, joined them.

If History Is Any Guide, End of Federal Shutdown Won’t Bring Quick Relief for College Researchers
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Neal F. Lane didn’t mince words when he spoke at the 1996 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, in Baltimore. On the heels of a 21-day government shutdown, then the longest in U.S. history, the National Science Foundation’s director was reeling.

California student debt is way up
Sacramento Bee
Californians owed $133 billion in student loan debt in late 2018, more than double the amount owed a decade earlier.