October 29, 2009
Dragging their limbs, zombies with slack-jawed, pale faces paraded across the UC Irvine campus Thursday, protesting cuts to higher education. The demonstration by students and faculty had more than a Halloween connotation. In a now-infamous interview, University of California President Mark Yudof told writer Deborah Solomon of the New York Times Magazine last month that “being president of the University of California is like being manager of a cemetery: There are many people under you, but no one is listening.
July 1, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education unit of UC Irvine, announces the reappointment of its dean of continuing education, Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., for a second term as treasurer of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC). Matkin will play a vital role in the leadership of the Consortium—an exceptional teaming of more than 200 global higher education institutions and associated organizations, united by the goal of advancing education and empowering people worldwide through the open sharing of educational resources.
March 8, 2008
Early College High School's Parent Information Night Where: Early College High School 2990 Mesa Verde Drive East Costa Mesa, CA 92626 When: Thursday, March 20th, 2008 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Are you interested in a smaller learning environment with greater academic support? Are you interested in a challenging environment? Are you mature enough to take college level courses? We are now accepting applications from current 9th and 10th grade students for next school year!
August 10, 2006
The Newport-Mesa education community is set to have at least three new leaders this year, as another pair of trustees have announced that they will not seek re-election in November. George Brown, who presides over Seal Beach and Westminster for the Coast Community College District board, and Tom Egan, who oversees the Westside for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, both plan to retire from their posts at the end of this year. Linda Sneen, another Newport-Mesa trustee, has previously said that she will not run again in November.
September 6, 2004
City planners to hold open house The city of Costa Mesa's Planning Division will be holding an Open House on Oct. 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to visit the Open House to learn about new resources available to them, and to meet the city's planning commissioners and staff. The Planning Division is on the second floor of City Hall at 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, call Senior Planner Kimberly Brandt at (714)
July 14, 2004
Marisa O'Neil After of year of doing without, Coast Community College District has hired a new vice chancellor for human resources. Joseph Quarles, formerly deputy superintendent and chief of staff for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, took the position on July 1. He replaced John Renley, who retired in August of last year but stayed on to work a couple days a week. Quarles, 56, served as the top human resources officer with the kindergarten through 12th-grade school district since 1992.
May 16, 2004
Who needs a chancellor, anyway? The question posed in the May 11 Daily Pilot, "What is a chancellor and what do they do?" sought to identify the role and responsibilities of this somewhat exalted position and, in the process, seek to provide something resembling justification for the jump in his salary along with his three vice-chancellor assistants. This did not happen. It's most pertinent to recall that, a little over five years ago, the California Citizens Commission on Higher Education saw fit to recommend the elimination of the chancellors of the 72 community college districts in California, along with 72 district boards.
May 11, 2004
Marisa O'Neil The financial picture at the local community college district has been severe and well publicized: More than 1,000 classes cut, the sale of the KOCE television station for extra cash, offices and campuses closed on Friday and on top of it all, managing to become financially solvent enough to just get off a state fiscal watch list. So this week's decision to substantially raise the salaries of the Coast Community College District's highest-paid employees has caused an uproar with students and some faculty.
February 20, 2004
Alicia Robinson A small-business owner and a longtime rowing coach, Paul C. Wilkins is a newcomer to politics, but he thinks more concerned citizens like him are needed in Congress. Wilkins and two other Democrats, Jim Brandt and Tan D. Nguyen, are seeking the 46th Congressional District seat in the March 2 primary. Florida's 2000 presidential election snafu got Wilkins interested in running for office. Both candidates in that election seemed more interested in being declared the winner than in how people had actually voted, he said.