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Advanced Waste Studies in the UC System


Wednesday August 2nd, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:51am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, the University of California at Davis garnered national attention in 2011 when campus cops pepper-sprayed students peacefully demonstrating against tuition hikes. The ensuing lawsuits cost taxpayers more than $1 million, most of it going to crony consultants. No UCD administrators got fired, least of all chancellor Linda Katehi, who also came…
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University of California’s Hidden Money Trick


Wednesday April 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:08am PDT   •   3 Comments

When we last checked in with the University of California they were spending $504 million, more than half a billion dollars, on a computer system that was supposed to cost $156 million. The UCPath project costs taxpayers three times as much as announced, and remains four years behind schedule. UC president Janet Napolitano also…
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UC Computer Caper Triples Costs for Taxpayers


Thursday April 20th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:22am PDT   •   4 Comments

In recent years the University of California has been hiking tuition, and when students at UC Davis held a peaceful protest, campus police pepper sprayed them. The ensuing $1 million settlement was mostly waste, with attorneys and consultants cashing in on every hand. In response to funding cuts, the bloated UC bureaucracy began to…
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Diversity Industry Waste


Monday October 31st, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:46am PDT   •   1 Comment

As David Frum notes in The Atlantic, over the past 18 months 90 percent of American colleges and universities have hired “chief diversity officers,” part of an “already thriving industry” long apparent in California. As Heather MacDonald observed, though facing state and federal funding cuts in 2012, the University of California San Diego hired…
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$168 Billion in Government Aid to College Students: Only 53% Ever Graduate


Sunday October 31st, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:05am PDT   •   5 Comments

A new report from the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy assembles key facts regarding the serious problems in American colleges and universities regarding poor performance and the gigantic scale of government funding. Here are some example findings: • Only 29% of college graduates achieve a score of “proficient” on national literacy…
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