As patients, we expect our hospital rooms, beds and operating tables to be clean and sanitized. We expect medical equipment that works and sufficient numbers of patient-care staff to be available when we call for help. We expect facilities to be safe and secure. And we expect to be treated just as well as any other patient.Full Story»
The new pension plan going into effect this July will place an unfair financial burden on UC employees. As students who see the hard work of these workers firsthand, we should support workers in the protest.
Across California, from San Diego to Los Angeles to Berkeley, service and medical workers took up signs and megaphones to protest a contract put forth by the University of California that would require the workers to pay more into the UC Retirement Plan.
In the 2012 general election, young people turned out to vote in droves, with numbers similar to the historic turnout in 2008. In California, this vote helped drive Proposition 30’s resounding victory, preventing huge additional cuts to higher education. The role of students in this victory expanded beyond simply turning out to vote. Students helped propel Prop. 30 by spreading the word on college campuses, over the phone, in the press and through social networks.
The growing controversy over the UC’s new logo follows recent comments from Gov. Jerry Brown that called for more “modesty” from the University of California.
Webster’s dictionary defines modesty as “that lowly temper that accompanies a moderate estimation of one’s own worth and importance.”