July 16, 2010
Letter of the law Re "Sign law is a tough sell," July 13 Only our virulently anti-business and draconian government would suddenly and selectively crack down on small San Fernando Valley businesses that are merely trying to survive the deep recession, by threatening them uncompromisingly with heavy fines if they don't remove the signs that have helped them survive. All because less than a handful of people complained about the signs being too colorful. No wonder small businesses are fleeing this state for those with more business-friendly governments, and taking their tax revenues with them.
September 13, 2008
Re "UCLA's process rights a wrong," Opinion, Sept. 7 As a 1971 graduate of the UCLA School of Engineering, I read with disgust the weak-minded and stale arguments of Darnell M. Hunt in support of UCLA's current attempt to circumvent Proposition 209 with a fraud called the "holistic" admissions policy. Minorities deserve an opportunity to compete in an environment in which they can succeed -- not one in which they start out with a built-in academic disadvantage. Trying to redefine and reinvent the admissions rules is seen by all as a transparent effort to bypass current law. Is this what we want to teach minorities: that the way to achieve your goals is to break the law?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2005 |
University of California leaders, responding to concerns about possible racial disparities in admissions practices, told UC regents earlier this week that a new analysis shows the university to be unbiased in its admissions and in compliance with federal and state law.
April 9, 2005
Even in a public university system, admissions can be a quirky thing. At the University of California, an inordinate fuss has been made over whether too many students with below-average SATs have been accepted. They get in partly because they had to overcome significant hurdles in life; one such student was a young veteran of foster homes who supported himself through his senior year of high school and still earned top grades. Last year, Regent John J.
November 24, 2003
Re "Study Links UC Entry, Social Class," Nov. 19: How disingenuous of the University of California sociologists to make the debate over UC admissions a debate over class warfare. Admissions standards must be about academically based qualifications. It may be that SAT scores are not as useful as once thought. But to substitute subjective criteria such as whether an applicant's parents went to college or what high school the applicant attended, which have no bearing on qualifications, is outrageous and, in the end, counterproductive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 |
In a pointed rebuke of one of their own, several University of California regents publicly chastised Board of Regents Chairman John J. Moores on Thursday for issuing a recent report critical of the university's admissions policies, saying it has harmed individual students and the university itself.