Townhall meeting to discuss recent events at UC campuses

Students, colleagues, and friends,

The CCC will be holding a townhall meeting next Monday, March 1st, at 7 pm
in the Dr. White Room to discuss some of the recent events that have
affected members and organizations within our community.

In light of of the current uproar concerning the "Compton Cookout" at UCSD,
this townhall meeting will be designed to give you an opportunity to express
your feelings about the campus climate at UCI. Our hope is that our
conversation leads to constructive dialogue about what we can do as student
leaders and as a community of partners in making UCI an inclusive campus
with a climate of civility.

For those who are unfamiliar with these recent occurrences, we encourage you
to take adequate time to familiarize yourself with them and attempt to
understand the details in depth before Monday night. Also, please feel free
to stop through the CCC and talk to one of the staff members if you have any
specific questions.

We hope to see you there.


Kevin M. Huie, M.Ed.
Director, Cross-Cultural Center
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA  92697-5075

One response to “Townhall meeting to discuss recent events at UC campuses

  1. Constructive dialogue about the wasteful spending of $3,000,000 by UC President Yudof and UCB Chancellor Birgeneau. Current Threats to University of California Don’t Come From the Outside – $3 Million Spending by UC President Yudof for University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau to Hire Consultants – When Work Can Be Done Internally & Impartially
    During the days of the Great Recession, every dollar in higher education counts. Contact Chairwoman Budget Sub-committee on Education Finance Assemblywoman Carter 916.319.2062 – tell her to stop the $3,000,000 spending by Birgeneau on consultants.
    Do the work internally at no additional costs with UCB Academic Senate Leadership (C. Kutz/F. Doyle), the world – class professional UCB faculty/ staff, & the UCB Chancellor’s bloated staff (G. Breslauer, N. Brostrom, F. Yeary, P. Hoffman, C. Holmes etc) & President Yudof.
    President Yudof’s UCB Chancellor should do the high paid work he is paid for instead of hiring expensive East Coast consults to do the work of his job. ‘World class’ smart executives like Chancellor Birgeneau need to do the hard work analysis, and make the tough-minded difficult, decisions to identify inefficiencies.
    Where do the $3,000,000 consultants get their recommendations?
    From interviewing the UCB senior management that hired them and approves their monthly consultant fees and expense reports. Remember the nationally known auditing firm who said the right things and submitted recommendations that senior management wanted to hear and fooled the public, state, federal agencies?
    $3 million impartial consultants never bite the hands (Chancellor Birgeneau/ Chancellor Yeary) that feed them!
    Mr. Birgeneau’s accountabilities include “inspiring innovation, leading change.” Instead of deploying his leadership and setting a good example by doing the work of his Chancellor’s job, Birgeneau outsourced his work to the $3,000,000 consultants. Doesn’t he engage UC and UC Berkeley people at all levels to examine inefficiencies and recommend $150 million of trims? Hasn’t he talked to Cornell and the University of North Carolina – which also hired the consultants — about best practices and recommendations that eliminate inefficiencies?
    No wonder the faculty, staff, students, Senate & Assembly are angry and suspicious.
    In today’s Great Recession three million dollars is a irresponsible price to pay when a knowledgeable ‘world-class’ UCB Chancellor and his bloated staff do not do the work of their jobs.
    Pick up the phone and call: save $3 million for students!

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