Monday, August 28, 2006
The Daily Cal is pretty big today. Unfortunately, I can't find the Fall orientation portion online yet, and they do have coverage of the ASUC stuff which needs serious criticism, but I'll get to that later.
First, we've got that Phil Angelides is a lying sack of shit, but we probably already knew that:
Many audience members gasped as Angelides said the entire state created only 900 jobs in July.I'll give the Daily Cal credit for going ahead and debunking the lies of the people it covers for once. (Yes, technically, it's not a lie, but it's morally on the same level)
But in an interview Friday, Amar Mann, an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, said the variability of monthly figures is too high to denote a trend. He said Schwarzenegger has presided over moderate job growth, including the creation of 18,000 jobs in June and 74,000 last July.
The Patriot covers the diversity czar, so I don't have a whole lot to add. I will note that, considering the bitching about overpaid administrators, this should probably be picking up a whole lot more opposition, especially since there's no real evidence that this new "vice chancellor of equity and inclusion" will actually be doing anything.
At the same time, the number of underrepresented minority students in the incoming undergraduate freshman class has "crept up slowly but surely," increasing from 12 percent to 16 percent, he said.Hmm... now that the numbers are turning around, numbers aren't all that important. Shocking.
"One of the things that I'd like to emphasize is that equity and inclusion are more than just numbers," Birgeneau said. "It's about the experience of people from diverse backgrounds here at Berkeley, whether they're students, staff or faculty."
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