Links of the Week • October 18, 2017

Opinion: CSU diversity courses under threat
L.A. Daily News
CSU Northridge CFA activist Kristyan Kouri: …most people believe that the mandate is culturally insensitive and that upper level CSU officials have overstepped their bounds.

Sonoma State president’s husband describes harrowing escape from Tubbs Fire
San Francisco Chronicle

New law puts California on path to offering first year free at community colleges
Los Angeles Times
AB 19 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), lays the groundwork to waive the fees for the first year of community college for all first-time students.

Colleges Offer Help to Puerto Rican Students
Inside Higher Ed
A number of colleges in the mainland United States are offering assistance to students in Puerto Rico, many of whom have had their homes and campuses devastated by hurricanes.

FTC Cracks Down on Student Debt Scammers
Inside Higher Ed
The Federal Trade Commission and a group of states last week announced a coordinated law-enforcement action against deceptive student loan debt-relief scams.

Californians favor more college aid for both low- and middle-income students, poll finds