Today’s news chum brings a number of items related to my favorite schools – UC Berkeley and CSUN:
- I’ve Got a Little List. The Daily Cal has published a number of interesting lists apropos for this time of year: (1) 5 Things You’ll Enjoy Now That You’re Home From School, (2) Things That You’ll Miss About Cal, and (3) 10 Great Things About Leaving the Dorms for Good. What they neglected was a list of the things the parents will miss now that the children are home! Top of the list: Peace and Quiet!
- SNAFU. The Daily Cal also has an article on the message that was graduation, where students were frustrated by the process that took multiple hours to get diplomas. They weren’t the only ones. Parents and non-graduating students were also frustrated by the campus traffic mess that resulted from graduation being concurrent with the requirement to be out of the dorms by 10am on graduation day.
- Notable Graduates. I’m always impressed when Hollywood folk actually get real degrees — that’s one reason I’m so impressed with Mayim Bialik and her PhD. So I’ll bring you the news that Eva Langoria just earned a Masters in Chicano Studies from CSUN, with a thesis looking at the value of Latinas in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Careers. Good for her!
- Medical Insurance. Berkeley has dropped UC SHIP, but premiums are still going up to over $2K/year. UCLA isn’t faring much better. As for us, I think I’ll just keep my daughter as a covered dependent and not deal with SHIP.