Vote Yes on Proposition 51
Regardless of how disenfranchising this election cycle may have been for you as a voter, I highly encourage you to continue being an active member of your democracy. Please vote on or before November 8th, 2016, and if you're a California voter, please vote yes on Proposition 51. Help ensure that the children of California and students in California Community Colleges have adequate educational facilities for learning. Thank you!
Sacramento State President's Update
To All Members of the Campus Community:
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs candidate interviews will begin Tuesday, Nov. 8. The sessions with the campus community are noted below. All sessions will be in the University Union.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to noon, Hinde Auditorium
Fred Baldini, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
California State University, Sacramento
Monday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to noon, Foothill Suite
Robert Gregg, Ph.D.
Dean, General Studies
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Foothill Suite
Ching-Hua Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health & Natural Sciences, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
To provide comments and feedback, please use this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C82NYKB. The survey will open on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The completed survey should be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, for consideration.
Resumes/CVs for the candidates are available by clicking on their names above.
Robert S. Nelsen
President of California State University, Sacramento
General Assembly Update
Online registration for the Fall 2016 General Assembly, hosted by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, is closing this Thursday at noon. Community college students, don't miss this opportunity to play an active role in your student government.
The Rundown by Roosevelt Forward
1. Stiglitz Speaks Out
Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz was a guest on Vox’s “The Ezra Klein Show,” where he discussed his background in Indiana, the evolution of his career, and the work he’s doing now to rewrite the rules of the American economy. And in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, he explains why Donald Trump’s economic platform is wrong for American workers.
2. Monopoly Power in Silicon Valley
As part of The New York Times's Room for Debate, Roosevelt President and CEO Felicia Wong says tech giants should be collaborating with government to serve people, not spending huge amounts on lobbying to exempt themselves from regulations that would benefit consumers.
3. A New Frontier for Antitrust
In the wake of the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger, Pacific Standard talks to Roosevelt Program Director Kathryn Milani and Legal Fellow Andrew Hwang about Roosevelt’s Untamed report and why antitrust policy should consider the public interest and the threat monopolies pose to democracy.
4. Where's the Growth?
Roosevelt Fellow Mike Konczal tells The Atlantic’s Alana Semuels that one factor contributing to weak economic growth is that, despite historically low interest rates, corporations are chasing short-term returns for their shareholders instead of investing for the future.
5. Shutting Down the Pipeline
Kyle McElroy, a chapter organizer for the Roosevelt network and student at DePaul University, calls on Hillary Clinton to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline and stand with the Sioux tribe whose sacred land—and health—would be endangered if construction is allowed to continue on the crude oil pipeline.
Found this great article that paints a tremendous picture of what its like to be a student leader. Click here to read it.
October 24th is the last day to register to vote before the November 2016 Election. Don't miss this opportunity to partake in your democracy!
"...The bond issue would make $3 billion available in state matching grants for new school construction. More important to communities that have seen declines in student populations, it would provide $3 billion for districts to renovate, update and modernize older schools. There’s money for charter schools, community colleges and technical education programs.
Don’t doubt the need is dire. A Modesto City Schools study put the district’s capital facilities needs at $1 billion. That’s probably vastly overstated, but the need is clear. So is the need for modernization on most campuses.
Too many Valley districts are forced into choosing between making repairs to keep students safe and investing in the updates and innovations that will prepare students for 21st century jobs. By necessity, those choices veer toward safety and away from a better future.
If Proposition 51 passes, 24 school districts in Stanislaus, south San Joaquin and Tuolumne counties will be eligible to benefit. In Merced and Mariposa counties, another eight districts will be eligible. Combined, it could mean $149 million in new facilities for the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
In Stanislaus County, there are six school-bond measures on the ballot this November; all will make a good case for matching funds if Proposition 51 passes.
...Both the California Democratic and Republican parties endorse Proposition 51 along with the California Chamber of Commerce, California Labor Federation and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
We can never be certain our legislature will ever get around to helping us prepare for the students we are certain will be arriving. Vote yes on Proposition 51; California’s 6.2 million students are depending on it."