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July 12, 2013
Noam Chomsky at Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan

Historical perspective and current day take on things.

ALT Link: http://youtu.be/66w9Lf9yuZA?t=1m56s

Thanks to Dandelion Salad for sharing this info.! http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/noam-chomsky-the-corporatization-of-the-university-2013/

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And now for something totally different…

UC-Logo_Prev2012Did you hear that Janet Napolitano, current Secretary of Homeland Security, is the Designate for President of the University of California system? She takes her position end of August. 

A quote from Sherry Lansing, the regent and former film industry executive who headed the search committee — “While some may consider her to be an unconventional choice, Secretary Napolitano is without a doubt the right person at the right time to lead this incredible university,” Sherry Lansing, the regent and former film industry executive who headed the search committee, said in a statement being released Friday. “She will bring fresh eyes and a new sensibility — not only to UC, but to all of California. She will stand as a vigorous advocate for faculty, students and staff at a time when great changes in our state, and across the globe, are presenting as many opportunities as challenges.

“Napolitano was nominated without any input from the university community, and that suggests that the university predicted there wouldn’t be support from student and faculty” — De Martelly
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/07/17/napolitanos-expected-appointment-stirs-controversy-at-uc/

Partial quote from Napolitano —
“I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders.”

Quote from Rep. Doug LaMalfa — “University of California students can look forward to the same authoritarian management style Secretary Napolitano brought to the Department of Homeland Security, hardly a bastion of free speech and open government.” While I am pleased to see her leave Homeland Security, Napolitano’s views are entirely incompatible with the UC system’s history of civil liberties and the decision to appoint her is perplexing.” — http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2013/07/ron_paul_was_right_no_janet_na.html

Articles

Students Protest: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/14022/

http://www.dailycal.org/2013/07/17/napolitanos-expected-appointment-stirs-controversy-at-uc/

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2013/07/ron_paul_was_right_no_janet_na.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/janet-napolitano-resigning-as-homeland-security-secretary-to

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/13/us/politics/napolitano-stepping-down.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/janet-napolitano-to-leave-homeland-security-head-university-of-california/277742/

Videos YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=napolitano+to+head+uc+system

By the way the UC logo was changed to this December 2012:
UC-Logo_2013New

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/12/08/redesigned-uc-logo-prompts-outcry/
 
 
 
 
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And something else …. related …
 
THE MIS-EDUCATION OF AMERICA
Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt served as the head of policy at the Department of Education during the first administration of Ronald Reagan. While working there she discovered a long term strategic plan by the tax exempt foundations to transform America from a nation of rugged individualists and problem solvers to a country of servile, brainwashed minions who simply regurgitate whatever they’re told.



ALT Link: http://youtu.be/YZI2JOPoTZA

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