Wed February 11, 2015

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Inside Hacienda
Larry Zhou

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

LGBT Community Holds "Die In" For SF Transgender Woman Killed in Stabbing // NBC Bay Area

"Hundreds of people came out Tuesday and staged a die-in in front of San Francisco City Hall to honor all those transgender people who have died violent deaths.

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Tue February 3, 2015

Who thinks things are funnier: Kindergartners or 1st graders?

Illustration by Greg Palena


There was a man who stopped eating. Not because of his health or weight or spirituality. He was saving his appetite for a big feast that was one week away.

Why am I telling you this?

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Thu January 29, 2015

Your Call: What will it take to make UC's budget more transparent?

Daily Cal


What will it take to make the University of California’s budget process more transparent? On the January 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the UC budget. California Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano are clashing over Napolitano’s request for a significant tuition hike. Meantime, University doctors have walked off the job for the first time ever to protest what they call unfair labor practices. What will it take to get the UC system to provide information about its finances? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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Wed January 28, 2015

Dean of UC Berkeley’s Journalism School on the state of the media

UC Berkeley campus.
Under CC license from Flickr user Charlie Nguyen.

The University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious in the country. It’s not cheap: it costs more than $15,000 per year for California residents and twice that for out-of-state students. And last month, the Board of Regents made it even more expensive, charging an extra $7,500 per year. 

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Mon January 26, 2015

Are things looking up for City College of San Francisco?

Jen Chien



City College of San Francisco has gotten something of a reprieve these last few weeks. First, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow tentatively ruled that the ACCJC – the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges – had violated the law when it moved to terminate the school’s accreditation in 2013. Then, last week, California’s Community College Board of Governors removed the commission’s monopoly on the accreditation of schools in the state.

Paul Fain is a reporter for the journal “Inside Higher Ed.” KALW's Jen Chien asked him what Judge Karnow’s ruling means for the school and the commission.

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