Links of the Week

On Pandemic’s Front Lines, Nurses from Half a World Away
The New York Times
Nurses from the Philippines and other developing countries have long made up for shortages in Western nations. Now they are risking their lives.

The Right to Ethnic Studies in Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed
Especially given the demographics, asks CFA member Alvaro Huerta, why shouldn’t colleges require students to learn about others’ histories, struggles and successes in this country?

UC to Freeze Salaries; President and Chancellors to Take 10 Percent Pay Cut
San Francisco Chronicle
The University of California will freeze salaries for certain staff employees during the upcoming fiscal year and the school system’s leader and current chancellors will take a voluntary 10 percent pay cut, President Janet Napolitano said.

National Day of Mourning’ Protests This Week to Condemn GOP Failures Amid Mass Suffering Caused by COVID-19
Common Dreams
On Wednesday, funeral-style actions in more than 20 states across the country will mourn the nearly 90,000 people who have died of COVID-19 and denounce President Donald Trump and the GOP for failing to take sufficiently urgent and bold action against the pandemic. The “National Day of Mourning” was organized by MoveOn, Indivisible, the Center for Popular Democracy, and other groups.

Opinion: Colleges Ought to Furlough Administration, Not Teaching
Atlanta Journal Constitution
As authors of the book “How College Affects Students” – the most recent comprehensive synthesis of a decade’s-worth of findings on higher education — we believe it is time to invoke some empirically based evidence to send this message to colleges: If you’re going to furlough and cut salaries, it should be administrators, not educators.