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Links of the Week • May 25, 2016

Cal State trustees agree to boost faculty salaries, ending yearlong dispute
Los Angeles Times
The Cal State Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to raise faculty salaries by 10.5% over three years, capping a long-running dispute over pay that threatened to wreak havoc on the nation’s largest public university system.

CSU to begin lobbying for more state money as Gov. Brown’s budget falls short
Long Beach Press Telegram
Cal State University officials will begin lobbying Gov. Jerry Brown for more money in next year’s budget.

States have cut money for higher education 17 percent since the recession, report finds
The Hechinger Report
California is behind by 3 percent, and New York by 6 percent.

California State University tuition freeze set to expire, campus fees continue to rise
Sonoma State Star
The tuition freeze in the California State University that has extended over the past four years is set to expire in the coming academic year.

Family Accepts Diploma on Behalf of California College Student Killed in Paris Attacks
ABC News
A California college student killed in the Paris terror attacks last year was honored Thursday by her university as she was awarded her diploma posthumously and her family accepted it in her honor. Nohemi Gonzalez was a senior at California State University Long Beach

Saving the Liberal Arts
Inside Higher Ed
Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schools
The Guardian
Report illuminates extent to which US schools are becoming more segregated, with more than 60% of schools with high levels of poor students racially divided

Asset Owners Reevaluate Tobacco
Chief Investment Officer Magazine
Just as America’s largest pension fund weighs getting back into tobacco investment, the world’s largest insurance fund announces a break up with the sector….  The California Public Employees’ Retirement System announced in April that it would conduct a review of its 15-year ban on tobacco stocks. … defenders of the initial divestment have argued that supporting the tobacco industry is financially harmful to CalPERS as an organization responsible for providing health care benefits. … representatives from organizations including the California Faculty Association and American Cancer Society have similarly spoken out against possible reinvestment.

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