Links of the Week • April 25, 2018

Cal State University tuition won’t go up, but higher costs still hitting students
89.3 KPCC
“I give most of the credit to this decision to our student activists who have really been at the forefront: they’ve been active, they’ve been visible,” said California Faculty Association President Jennifer Eagan.

Cal State leader shelves proposed tuition hike: ‘It’s the right thing to do, but it’s not without risk’
Los Angeles Time

How Much Did Professors Earn This Year? Barely Enough to Beat Inflation
Chronicle of Higher Education
A rise in the cost of living chipped away at salary gains by full-time faculty members in the 2017-18 academic year, according to new survey data published by the AAUP.

Poll: Teachers deserve pay raises
San Francisco Chronicle
Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they would support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.

Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university
The Guardian

Protected Speech, a ‘Perfect’ Political Target
Inside Higher Ed
Randa Jarrar’s case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It’s hard to say, given academe’s unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

White supremacist propaganda shows up at Cal Poly
Neal MacDougall is involved with the California Faculty Union and is the campus sponsor for Students for Quality Education. KCBX News sat down with MacDougall to discuss [Campus President] Armstrong’s letter and the university’s approach to diversity and free speech on campus. See “’How do we make ourselves better?’ A Cal Poly SLO professor reflects on racism on campus.”

Faculty union condemns Aztec mascot
The Daily Aztec
In a vote at CFA’s 87th annual assembly on April 14 and 15, members denounced the Aztecs moniker, the mascot’s human representation and “the usage of spears or weapons that connote violent and barbaric representations of Indigenous cultures.”

HUMBOLDT: Upset mothers march to city hall
The Lumberjack (Humboldt State)
Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the death of HSU student David Josiah Lawson, who was fatally stabbed at an off-campus party on April 15, 2017, people are impatient for answers. … Leslie Rodelander is a grant analyst at the Sponsored Programs Foundation at HSU. “If compassion doesn’t move you, hopefully economics will,” Rodelander said. “I see the sheets, and the number of students coming to HSU is dropping and will continue to drop if this does not get fixed.”  Also see “Say his name,” The Lumberjack, a report on the case and the protests.

Sacramento State had lead and chemical safety problems. Does CSU have system-wide issues?
Sacramento Bee

U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules
New York Times