Category Archives: Education

California Universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2018

We cite the California Universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2018.  An = in the rankings mean a tie for that rank.  We also list the student/staff ratio for that University.  I assume staff means teaching staff. … Continue reading

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The Unnecessary Educational Loss from Deporting Dreamers

The Unnecessary Educational Loss from Deporting Dreamers The number of people registering with DACA is about 800,000. But the number of Dreamers, which have the same circumstances of being brought to the US as children whose parents are undocumented is … Continue reading

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UC Irvine and UC Campuses at the Top of Economic Diversity

UC Irvine and UC Campuses at the Top of Economic Diversity by New York Times   UC Irvine is at the top of the NY Times Economic Diversity Ranking. Our College Access Index is 1.90. The keys to this are … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indirect Costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits

The importance of indirect costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits The NIH 2018 budget was cut 18% for research by claiming that there was a lot of fraud in University use of the funds, justifying the drastic cut of indirect costs from … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Return on Investment by Major for Your College Degree

PayScale has put out its Return On Investment (ROI) results for twenty years after graduation for 2017.  It computes an overall graduate ROI, and separate ROIs for eight majors or groups of majors.  The PayScale ROI website is http://www.payscale.com/college-roi The … Continue reading

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Trump and Brain Drains

Trump and Brain Drains Somehow, Dictators are associated with Brain Drains.  In historical cases, it is not just dislike for dictators, not just secondary effects of a dictator’s policies, but actual purges carried out by the dictator against academics and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Inhumanity to Children

Trump’s Inhumanity to Children While Trump personally cares about children, the people that he let draft his budget (Mick Mulvaney, head of OMB), or copied from the Koch and Mercer funded American Heritage Foundation, had no respect for children at … Continue reading

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NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget

NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget The NIH is under the Department Health and Human Services. H&HS in the OMB’s “America First, Make America Great Again” Budget is scheduled for a 17.9% cut of $15.1 billion down to $69 … Continue reading

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Celebrating My 500th Blog Article

Celebrating My 500th Blog Article I am taking a moment to celebrate having posted 500 articles over the last six years, starting in April 2011. While I am not yet getting a Pulitzer, I have to thank my wife, Joan, … Continue reading

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