Links of the Week

‘Higher Ed’s Most Important Watchdog’?
Inside Higher Ed
At least two newly elected Democratic governors have vowed to highlight and strengthen the role of coordinating boards, saying they are essential to keeping state higher education systems running equitably and efficiently.

State Sen. Bill Dodd introduces bill to make CalFresh paperwork easier for college students facing food insecurity
The Press Democrat
College students navigate through plenty of paperwork, between taking exams, writing academic papers, filling out financial aid forms and applying for scholarships. But for students seeking food benefits, the paperwork may soon be a tad easier.

Who Wants to Be a College President? Probably not many qualified candidates
The Atlantic
Carol Folt had to make a decision, and none of the options was great. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor was caught between a conservative Board of Governors that seemed to favor returning a monument of a Confederate soldier, known as Silent Sam, to the pedestal from which it had been yanked last fall and a student body that heavily favored its permanent removal. The stakes—her job, but also the security of UNC’s campus—were high.

Bee sues Sacramento sheriff for refusing to release deputy records under new state law
The Sacramento Bee
In a legal test of a new state law requiring the release of police records in shootings and other cases, The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times jointly sued the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Friday, charging that the department is refusing to follow the statute that requires the release of records on deputies who fired their weapons or engaged in misconduct on duty.
[*CFA co-sponsored AB 1421, the legislation covered in this news article]